1.Where are you from?
2.If Malaysian, which state are you from?
3.What is your gender?
4.What is your age group?
5.What is your level of education?
Post graduate (Masters & PhD)
High school/Upper Secondary (Form 4-Form 6)
Middle school/Lower Secondary
< Primary school
6.What is your income level?
< RM500 per month (<US$143)
RM501-RM1000 per month (US$143-US$285)
RM1001-RM2000 per month (US$286-US$570)
RM2001-RM3000 per month (US$571-US$856)
RM3001-RM4000 per month (US$857-US$1142)
RM4001-RM5000 per month (US$1143-US$1428)
RM5001-RM7500 per month (US$1429-US$2143)
RM7501-RM10,000 per month (US$2144-US$2857)
> RM10,000 per month (> US$2857.00)
7.How do you rate the overall cleanliness of the Sg Pinang?
Don't know/No Idea
8.How do you rate the overall scenic quality of the Sg Pinang?
Very beautiful and scenic
Quite scenic and pleasing
Dirty and ugly
Very dirty, ugly & disgusting
Don't know/No Idea
9.How do you rate the water quality of the Sg Pinang?
Very pure, fresh & pristine
Quite pure & fresh
10.How often do you visit/walk/go pass the Sg Pinang?
Very often (e.g. almost everyday)
Quite often (e.g. once a few days)
Average (e.g. once a week)
Seldom (e.g. less than once a month)
Very seldom (e.g. once in a few months or less)
11.Do you think it is necessary to clean up & restore the Sg Pinang?
Unnecessary, it is a waste of time and money
Totally unnecessary, as the river is beyond restoration (it is so dirty that no amount of cleaning can restore it)
12.Whose responsibility is it to restore & clean up the Sg Pinang?
Private sector (businesses/industries)
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO)
Government & Private sector
Government & NGO
Private sector & NGO
Government, Private sector & NGO
People who live along the river
It is Everybody's responsibility
13.Who should pay for restoring & cleaning up the Sg Pinang?
People/businesses who pollute the river
Tax citizen in the country
14.Are you willing to contribute towards the restoration & clean-up of the Sg Pinang?
Yes, I am willing to contribute cash
Yes, I am willing to give my time as a volunteer
Yes, I am willing to do both the above 1 & 2
No, I am not willing to contribute anything
Don't know/No idea
15.If you are willing to contribute cash to the Sg Pinang restoration & clean-up, how much would you contribute?
Not applicable (for those not willing to contribute cash)
16.If you are willing to contribute your time to the Sg Pinang restoration & clean-up as a volunteer, how much of your time would you contribute?
1 hour a week
2 - 3 hours a week
4 - 5 hours a week
6 - 10 hours a week
11 - 20 hours a week
21 - 30 hours a week
> 30 hours a week
Not applicable (for those not willing to contribute time)
17.Sg Pinang is one of the rivers targeted & given funds by the Malaysian Government for restoration in the 9th Malaysia Plan. Water Watch Penang is proposing that the government should build a "River Education Centre (REC)" on the banks of the river. This REC will consist of a river museum where the public and school children can learn about the river's hydrology, flora and fauna, water quality etc. It also has a mini theatre for nature films and talks, science laboratory for research, a canteen, toilets for joggers and walkers, and other facilities for the public to use. Do you think this is a good idea that the REC should be built?
Absolutely yes, this is a fantastic idea. Good for public awareness & education
Yes, I support this innovative idea.
Not sure, I am not convinced whether this idea will work or not
No, I am against this idea
Absolutely no, this is a foolish idea. It is a waste of public funds
18.If this River Education Centre is built, will you and your family use its facilities?
Yes, most likely
No, not likely
No, definitely not
19.If this River Education Centre is approved, how much money do you think the government should spend building it and all its facilities?
RM1 million-RM2 million
RM2 million-RM3 million
RM3 million-RM4 million
RM4 million-RM5 million
RM5 million-RM10 million
> RM10 million
Don't know/No Idea/Not sure
20.Once the River Education Centre is built, funds are needed to run it, considering we will need staff, utility costs, research materials, stationery, etc. How much money do you think the government should spend running the REC?
< RM5000 per month
RM5001-RM10,000 per month
RM10,001-RM20,000 per month
>RM20,000 per month
The REC should be self-sustaining by charging entrance fee, donations, sponsorship from companies/factories, use of unpaid volunteer staff, etc
Initially, the government should fund the REC operational costs for a year. Then the REC should look for its own finances and be self-sustaining from the 2nd year onwards
Privatise the NEC and let a professional business run it. Then the government will not have to pay the operational costs. But the NEC's ownership must remain with the government
21.Do you think it is now possible to clean up & restore the Sg Pinang to its original, natural pristine condition in the 1900s where the waters are crystal clear and unpolluted, and udang galah, haruan, grass carp, jelawat, belut, etc were found in abundance?
Absolutely possible if everyone - government, business & public - puts their hearts & minds to it - "Malaysia Boleh"
It is possible if everyone is committed and works very hard
Not possible, I have serious doubts that we can do this given the public' pathetic behaviour towards rivers
Absolutely not possible, if possible it would have been done a long time ago. I think nobody cares about rivers. Rivers are only good as open sewers and garbage dumps!