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Gone… All Gone… Sigh…

July 21st, 2009 · 10 Surrendered


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…

Categories: From My Angle · Uniquely Kuching

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  • 1 amieyalen // Jul 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I think they should just not damage the historical building just for new development… They still can do it other places… but not in the historical places… sayang all the histories… but yala… what can you say… I know what… sigh… that’s all… 🙂

  • 2 sweet surrender // Jul 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    amiey, we all have no say anyway… They are now gone forever.

  • 3 Caroline // Jul 22, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Sigh..:(…that is one of the place that i visited frequently during the time when I’m still staying at the other side of the river..waterfront and gambier street really bring back lots of memories..so sad…:(..i didn’t realise that it’s all cleared off already. Been ages didn’t travel through that area.

  • 4 yamatei // Jul 22, 2009 at 9:16 am

    that building behind is not call parliament, its DUN, dewan undangan negeri.

  • 5 Cyril // Jul 22, 2009 at 9:21 am

    wE share the same sentiment about what could be done to the building. it could be converted in a very useful way. I think the current waterfront is god enough. Wht it needs is some place to hang out like a cafe or what..and the old Gambier street could be converted into something like that. Now, its gone.. just hoping the new developtments would benefit more, since there is nothing much that can be done now.

  • 6 sweet surrender // Jul 22, 2009 at 11:43 am

    caroline, yea… I haven’t pass by this place for months! Now it’s like this already.

    yamatei, ;p Thanks.

    cyril, what the heck is an esplanade anyway. Aih…

  • 7 Doorway to the past – GeorgetteTan.com // Jul 22, 2009 at 11:47 am

    […] post here reminded me that I have some photos of Gambier Street buildings that I took some months ago after […]

  • 8 cell // Jul 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I hope they don’t put up some crappy building…or a fancy building they cannot maintenance that looks crappy a few years later. Just look at Civic center Tower, it looks blighted

  • 9 Joel // Jul 26, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Was shocked too, when I made a detour through that area a couple of days ago. “We’re” gonna regret demolishing all these buildings in the future (a lesson we should have learnt from Singapore’s mistake).

  • 10 sweet surrender // Jul 26, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Joel, that’s for sure but who are we to stop it, we have no right to stop it sigh… I don’t think those people will regret it, all they care is as long that money go into their pocket they don’t care about other things anymore.

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