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16.05.2012 | 今非昔比

[Volume 7 Issue 5, #1416]
相信大家都相當熟悉吉隆坡嘅吧生車站.. 因為要興建MRT所以呢棟極具歷史性嘅建築物, 服務大眾將近40年, 都難逃社會發展嘅一劫.. 暫且唔批評MRT規劃是否有作更全面嘅評估同分析, 我見呢個車站拆咗好耐都仲係頗堅固, 其實係唔係以前起嘅樓都特別鞏固㗎呢?? 或者我應該問, 依家起嘅樓係唔係因為大家心照嘅原因而需要偷工減料, 所以淪為豆腐渣工程??
i guess most of us are familiar with the Klang Bus Stand in KL.. because of the MRT project, this iconic and historic structure, after serving the public for nearly 40 years, is in the process of being demolished to give way to the project.. let's not criticize if the MRT planning has done thorough assessment and analysis, but i realize it's been quite some time the demolition has taken place, yet the structure still seems standing strong.. are buildings built in the past really more solid?? or perhaps i shall ask this way, are buildings built nowadays cutting-corners because of we-all-know-the-reasons-behind, hence are most of the time as vulnerable as toufu??
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  1. Say morning first! Morning! :)

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    1. Yeay!

      First today after many many days of being relegated. Hahaha

      Where's Wenn, Simple Man, Yvonne?

      All bangun already or not?

      Twilight Man.... come visit us in the morning today? :)

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    2. morning I am here..
      just finish up some morning meeting..

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    3. Whoa!

      An early morning meeting?

      At 8.00am I'm still groggy. xD

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    4. Good morning!!

      Today no meeting so I can come in early XD

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    5. Good morning, Lina!
      Good morning, SP.
      Good morning, Yvonne!

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    6. Good afternoon everyone!!!!

      It is almost 1.30pm!!!

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    7. I woke up at 7am but busy till now... I missed my holidays!

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    8. see, the guys were so busy since early in the morning giving the chances to the ladies to comment first, haha~~ :p

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  2. Developer would say it's because everything cost more nowadays so have to make do with flimsier materials.

    Anyways, we are going to demolish in someday in the future. The more iconic the better to demolish? No?

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    1. well, there are always 1000 reasons (or more exactly excuses) if you want to do something right??

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  3. I used Klang Bus Stand all through my college years and early working years when I lived in Klang and commute to KL to attend classes.

    That place is so nostalgic for me. Despite all the fumes and dirt. huhuhu

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    1. I have lived in KL since 1993 but never used the Klang Bus Stand.... Ha ha ha!

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    2. because you drive around in big cars mah. Poor people like me use that bus station lah. ;p

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    3. hahaha, i've been living in KL since 1977 but i think i hardly use Klang Bus Stand also, maybe less than 5 times.. :p

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  4. hope that it will not bring in another casualty from the demolition..

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    1. nah, i don't think so demolition will cause casualty but building high rise structure would..

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  5. i agree on that that the house nowadays is really poor quality..
    after few years of living .. everywhere is a crack

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    1. Old houses were tougher and more solid with thicker walls and beams.

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    2. yeah, very true!! houses nowadays just cannot compare to the old houses that are really concrete and solid..

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  6. i got a second hand house in PJ SS2.
    It is already 30 years old .. and all the walls are solid very strong...
    I just change the piping and some electrical wiring...

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    1. yeah, old houses are really more concrete and solid lah.. so it's not bad to get a second hand old house too right??

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  7. I could say that when we look for properties..
    it is very important to have a good developer..
    it is good that they still can deliver the house to you.. if they runaway .. cry also no tears le...

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    1. of course, must look for reliable developers, this is very important.. and need to ask around friends and relatives about the developers too..

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  8. Er, sorry. Not familiar with this Klang Bus Stand. Used Pudu Station more....

    I think I've been to Klang area less than 5 times. Quite good with Sunway and Subang area, stayed there for a couple of years and previously in Seri Kembangan :D

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    1. me too..I hv only used Pudu before

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    2. And not yet use the new bus station, something Central?? Gosh, I don't even know the name!

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    3. I don't use bus station station anymore..I prefer to drive

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    4. i think those outside klang valley may not heard of this bus stand, but sure knows pudu raya, haha!! wow, yvonne has been staying in so many places before!!

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    5. Studied in Serdang and worked in Sungai Buloh, enjoyed weekend window shopping in KL... so I know anywhere in between :)

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  9. I believe old buildings's foundation are perfectly strong

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    1. Heard of those old-old stories, saying that the building structure is strong due to the amount of skulls they implant beneath the pillar :s

      Stories only....

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    2. hahaha!! queen yvonne are you very sure about this?? hmmm..

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    3. LOL! Ya, 100% heard of this story and 100% not sure about its truth. Oh ya, this skull theory also applied to bridges, kekeke!

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  10. It's sad to see the demolished building.. I recalled so much memories during my school days when I need to take bus home from here. During Ramadhan, they served good food too!

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    1. Good morning, Cynthia!

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    2. yeah, it's rather sad but then quite inevitable as the country develops under government that never bother to reserve history.. to them history is nothing, the history began in 2000..

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  11. modern building are easily demolished as we can see

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    1. very true because the modern buildings are somehow cut-corners..

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  12. Human heart gets greedier, they want to make more profit hence the tofu-structure building :(

    We can even get a 'cracked' wall or uneven floor before moving into the new house. How come the quality is so bad?

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    1. my 10 year old house has cracks here and there too

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    2. yes, very true!! and with so many layers of agents, when down to the real person doing the work, there is already very little left for the good work to fulfill..

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  13. I would say old buildings have better structures

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    1. yes, better foundations too..

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  14. Everything old one also more solid.

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    1. errr, i wouldn't say so to "everything" lah..

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  15. It takes so long to demolish also something is wrong, right?

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    1. hmmm, you have got your own thought out of the box too.. :)

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  16. May be the workers are "curi tulang".

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    1. yeah, most probably, as i see just a few workers working there everytime..

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    2. Cut cost, no need invest so many resources to work.... that's why a few labourers only. All money 'masuk poket orang besar'.

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  17. Don't know need to take how long to get this thing done. Not efficient at all.

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    1. well, this is malaysia all i can say..

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  18. This construction sure cause a lot of inconveniency.

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    1. well, perhaps the planning was not done properly that is why it causes so much inconvenience..

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  19. The developer cut cost by cutting-corners and yet the price of the house is increasing rapidly, like nobody's business.

    Someone shared in FB, in year 2020, to buy a normal double storey terrace house, a person needs to have RM12K monthly income. RM12K!!!

    That's mean all newly graduated couldn't afford their first house with their basic salary at RM3K. Maybe they need to work hard or polish their bosses shoes shine-shine to get promoted fast.

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    1. I also still cannot afford double storey house. Stay in cheap apartment.

      Some more got people say no standard. huhuhu

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    2. yes!! the prices of houses are really rocketing in such a scary rate!! our pay can never be able to cope with the property growth!!

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    3. Hearsay the gomen doesn't control the price charged by the developers. The developers will put up whatever price they like and the consumers would suffer.

      I wonder, does gomen get under-table money from the developers, I mean during project approval? Gomen gets some taxation from each house sold, right?

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  20. And can you believe a new double storey terrace house in my area here (repeated, small sleepy town) is RM300K??

    I mean, our 2nd hand house was only RM140K 7 years ago and now there's 100% price increase!

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    1. Which is more expensive than Ipoh or Kulim or Prai area, hmpf!

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    2. A low cost apartment next to Mid Valley has the market price of RM90K tau! @.@

      And most people rent their low cost apartment for monthly rental of RM1,000 there. Walau-eh. Some more want to say owners of low cost apartment ALL cannot afford to pay monthly maintenance.

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    3. the prices are gone crazy now, i really do not understand the rationale behind!! seems like we can never cope with the price then how to afford buying a house??

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  21. Really wasted... haih... no comment on our govt...

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    1. well, even if you have comment also no use~~

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  22. Never heard of this, never been there too :p

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    1. maybe only those in klang valley are more familiar..

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  23. 家陣啲地盤工人都喺外勞,叫佢哋一下就旭一下; 唔似得以前啲師傅,睇到會自動修補同跟進,專業好多。

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    1. 都係一個原因囉, 有道理!! 就好似食肆一樣, 好多都已經係外勞打骰啦, 所以味道都差好多.. 同樣道理..

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  24. Thambee dei.... you just sit bullock carts like your old days la in India.... free and easy!

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    1. yalor, thambee so poor cannot afford big big cars like anay~~ :(

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  25. Never liked that place - so busy, so dirty...worse than Puduraya. What are they going to do with the old Puduraya now that they have a nice new place?

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    1. errr, i actually rarely go there also.. yeah, pudu raya is now renovated and i think it's called pudu sentral now, but yet people still know it as pudu raya..

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  26. Thanks, SK, for the heads-up on the video. Strange that I was able to view it earlier on.

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    1. you are welcome.. and thanks for sharing that too.. :)

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  27. memang old buoldings are stronger

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    1. yalah, last time less cut-corners too..

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  28. new building if you knock the wall can find the "cement" peeling off leh

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    1. and most probably you can see the wall cracking already..

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    1. yalah, in this bolehland what also boleh what also can happen..

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  30. anyway, it's good to preserve those old buildings

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    1. but it seems that the government doesn't, they only know how to develop as if there's no history..

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  31. once demolished, no such great building could be built anymore

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    1. very true, and to replace that are buildings that can easily collapse..

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  32. I admire old buildings..simply awesome

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    1. definitely, old buildings with superb structure and craftsmanship..

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  33. passing through.. lol! late again to comment ><.. always miss out. gaga..

    hmm, well the mrt will be for a greater good i suppose.

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    1. i bet it should after so many controversies..

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  34. yes you're right...very long to dismantle. or are they contemplating to maintain the structure and do something else with it?

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    1. i have no idea but it is sure to give way to the MRT.. well, let's see in a couple of years later then..

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  35. 不止是建筑物,很多东西都是旧的比较耐用。
    现在的生产理念和从前不一样吧~
    就是东西的使用期限变短了。

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    1. 對囉, 現在就是最多三五年就要你換一個新的了.. 沒有辦法啦, 為世所趨~~

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  36. Yes I believe older buildings are stronger. New buildings are less solid.

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    1. yes, i think this is already known facts right??

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  37. Just compare my old house and current house and you can see the difference despite the current house so much more expensive!

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    1. errr, i've not been to either of your house so i cannot see lah~~ :D

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  38. SO Klang Bus Stand in KL is going to be demolished for the MRT project? Good! It's time for some change. Just don't demolish heritage buildings in Petaling Street!

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    1. yes, bus stand klang and the uda ocean building next to it will be giving way to the MRT..

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  39. 哈哈哈~~~据我哋所知,好多计划都係烧钱嘅白象计划!

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