Saturday, September 4, 2010


Walk down along the Yong Siak Street side of Block 78 and you would have noticed this "CON"venient "CON"servation effort to make these brick wall blend in with the rest of the block.

It looks like "vandalism" or "desecration" to me.

If the person assigned to do the job is not going to put in some REAL effort to conserve or preserve these brick walls, how can you expect owners who have recently acquired one of these conserved apartments to adhere to the URA guidelines wholeheartedly?

No wonder not many care about retaining the old stuff in these historic apartments like the green stained glass windows or door frame.

Just as it takes effort to restore those walls to it former glory, it also takes a lot of effort and patience to restore those green stained windows.

If the guardians of this historic estate can "short-cut" the process, what do you think the residents will do here?

I could still remember what my army officer said to me: "You don't do what I do, you do want I tell you to do!"

Tonight, that statement ring very loudly in my mind.

1 comment:

atyg said...

In chatting with the oldies who live here, conservation is the last thing they care about, it's an irritating word to them, en-bloc and how many millions they'd be persuaded to move to a condo in a prestige location is.

Moh Guan? Can Gah-ment pay them a million plus, REPLACE Moh Guan-Chay Yan block (tear down) with a big carpark-cum-multistorey supermarket, no more the smelly staircases, and they "upgrade" to the condos at Kim Tian?

Art Deco?