Monday, 10 July 2017

Kalan Tok Nan - Redevelopment of Gambier Street and Lebuh Jawa of Kuching Esplanade

Proposed Kalan Tok Nan (Pengkalan Tok Nan /Tok Nan Jetty ) Mix development of  Brooke Dockyard Muzeum Heritage, Apartment,Shopping Mall at Kuching Esplanade of Gambier Street and Lebuh Jawa.

Floating Mosque can be seen on the first photo and on the second photo showing Masjid bahagian .

Friday, 7 July 2017

Mega Hotel Miri Construction

Mega Hotel Miri (during construction) Circa 1992. A few urban legend related to this Hotel during Construction.When we talk about urban legend,it maybe sound like true but definitely it just maybe a kedai kopi story that started by one person and then added value by another person,then one things lead to another,when it spread to 10 or more than 20 person,the story become viral from mouth to mouth and become sensations.It start from hoax and when more people know the story,it sound and became like real.

One story i heard from a friend(and of course my friend heard it from another friend etc etc),about one lady bring her young child walking nearby the construction site,she just talk to a friend nearby and then suddenly she find out her child suddenly missing.She cry aloud and people start helping her looking around here and there ,but the child is mysteriously missing in thin air.

And after that,story start emerged saying that the child was abducted by the construction worker at Mega Hotel,of course not for harvesting body part or sale the child to oversea for human trafficking like today, but for construction site ritual.Yep, human sacrifice in any construction site is a famous urban legend in whole Sarawak or maybe some part of Malaysia.People says,the sacrifice is important to make construction progress faster than before.Not only for big building like hotel or government building but sometime need for bridge or a house.

Back to the story of grieve Mother that lost her child, a few weeks after her lost.Suddenly there a few thousand ringgit were bank in to her account.Hearsay and mouthsay saying the money is deposited by the persons abducted her son ,give to her as compensation for the loss of her child.Sound ridiculous right ??

Anyway , that's why they call it Urban Legend.Many people heard of it and they maybe believe it even it sound ridiculous and unnatural.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Retro Photo of Ariel View of Kuching

Aerial View of Kuching Town circa 1920's.A few building and places we can recognized and still exist today,some are demolished and some have changes.Kuching Main Post Office on Jalan Tun Haji Openg only built on 1931,Completed in 1932 under Charles Vyner (the third Rajah).

The site was once used for a police station and also the Rajah’s Stables. Occupants of the old Medical Headquarters across the road (now is Textile Museum) fondly recall looking to the Rajah’s Stables, surrounded by areca palms, to the coach house, hay loft and harness room, and watching the horses being fed, watered & groomed.

Buildings at Riverfront of Gambier Road all are demolished now (circa early 2010's) for development of Kuching Waterfront extention.Padang Merdeka (known before as Padang Central) not as big as today.There was a road back then,and few buildings nearby.As what i can remembered ,during my childhood years at the end of 1970's ,the road still there,and there was a fountain too.

In my humble opinion,some building need to be retain.No need for demolish,we can refurbish and keep it for our future generations appreciate our heritage and history.But,what to do,we can only become observer for everything that change around us.

Friday, 9 June 2017