For those of you that had left Kuching for too long, I’m sure you will be shocked to see this.
By the way, do you see the HUGE building with pointed roof in the photo? That’s the new
parliament DUN (BUAHAHA :p Sorry… Thanks for the correction, I didn’t realize that I actually type the wrong name).
Anyway, passed by Gambier Street today. These scenes greeted me, sigh… So sad… All the historical buildings are now gone to make way for the so called development, YUCK!
Those buildings should be preserved, they can be converted into some very high class places and tourist spots with the architecture and historical values. Sadly, some people just don’t get it and demolish everything for the sake of development. YUCK!
Those demolished buildings could be converted into a museum or craft bazaar or dining place or lodging place or some offices related to tourism industry and so on since it’s located at the city centre. All they need to do is clean up the place, restore them and so on. The buildings are very tough and strong, it’s not a hazard to safety at all. I tell you, even tougher than the new buildings and houses that are built nowadays.
No matter what was done previously by many people has no impact at all to stop the so called development. Lots of campaigns and awareness were made but sigh… Some people just don’t care, all they care is money filling their pocket.
Sigh… So sad. when I saw it, my eyes were filled with tears. Too bad I don’t have the photos of previous Gambier Street to show you. The old Gambier Street is gone forever. An esplanade will replace it. Sigh…
Those precious buildings that once made Kuching very unique are now gone. Not only that, those buildings are part of our(including our parents’ and grandparents’) childhood and memories.
One word, sigh…