Fiji Time: 2:00 AM on Saturday 30 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Old but fit for the trip

Avinesh Gopal
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

HE maybe old but he knows that he will be able to do it.

After making some cross-country trips on Viti Levu, Anil Prakash is now preparing to document every waterfall that feeds rivers feeding the Sigatoka River.

Mr Prakash, 54, has been making trips through the mountainous terrain on Viti Levu for the past 10 years.

Some of his trips have been reported by this newspaper in the past.

"I've always been interested in visiting places in the interior that most people seldom have the opportunity to go to," he said.

He started making cross-country trips as repentance for the petty crimes that he committed which resulted in him being incarcerated for some time.

"There are a lot of beautiful places in the country which have not been exposed to the outside world yet.

"I aim to do this by first documenting on waterfalls feeding the Sigatoka River."

Mr Prakash said the Tappoo Group of Companies had given him a digital camera to photograph places on his journey.

He said J R White and Taunovo Buses Limited had also assured him of sponsorship.

"I want to publish a magazine or something to document the waterfalls that I'll capture on camera and other things that I'll come across during my journey.

"Since I'll be walking up to the highlands starting from Sigatoka Town and camping in the bushes, I'll need some camping stuff too.

"I'm still looking for sponsors for my camping gear and other small things that I'll need for my trip to document the waterfalls."

He said he would make the trip himself but anyone interested in joining him, especially tourists, are welcome to contact him on his Facebook page.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61350.5945
JPY 53.471650.4716
GBP 0.33380.3258
EUR 0.43020.4182
NZD 0.70870.6757
CAD 0.61210.5931
JPY 54.771751.7717

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th April 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Prasad accuses Koya of lying in Parliament
  2. WAF orders staff to work from home
  3. Ro Kepa responds
  4. 'Situation scary'
  5. Rawaca saga
  6. Students hospitalised
  7. Times price increases
  8. Ryan names Fiji 7s squad
  9. Nursing degree courses
  10. Parliament sitting adjourned following tsunami warning

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Shoeshine boy makes it big Monday (25 Apr)
  3. Horrific crash kills 1 Monday (25 Apr)
  4. Teacher fears for safety Tuesday (26 Apr)
  5. Overstay Monday (25 Apr)
  6. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  7. Try night fasting, doctor urges Monday (25 Apr)
  8. Horror car crash claims man's life Sunday (24 Apr)
  9. 'Ridiculous change' Tuesday (26 Apr)
  10. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)