Last year my neighbor sold their land to a local developer.
they were the first one to give in to the stress of living in Kg Baru
*i dont find it stressful pon actually.. but well..*
they were the first one to do so from out street.
we were actually shocked that they did as they didnt tell
any of the neighbors of their plans..
i know its kinda stressful to be living in this part of town..
with all the promises from the government,
and the way politicians talked on the news as if the people living
here are social outcasts and dumb..
who ever listens to politicians nowadays right?
so screw them..
but what to do, they moved..
*in a hurry i might add*
and the sad thing was that they had a really cute and loving cat..
they didnt bring him along.
they left him here.
my mom who is a cat lover was shocked at how
heartless my neighbors (ex-neighbor) were..
everyday for a few months, the cat would wait in front of the
door and call for the door to be opened so he could go in.
it was heartbreaking...
my mom would occasionally go next door
and leave a plate of cat food so that
the cat wouldnt literally die waiting infront of
the door waiting for his owner to come back.
but now, a year later,
Janggut mostly live in our compound as
the house next door was demolished to make way for
a 50 floor service apartment!!
which brings us to the main story of why
i m so angry right now..
first of all, the property next door is not that large in the first place.
how can they decide to make a service apartment??
plot ratio out the window???
second, the lot is like 2 metres from a residential land.
literally 2 metres from the structure of the house!
imagine the damage the construction of a 50 storey building would do!?
the people from the developer came to look at the house and take
pictures of the house before any construction would take place.
i guess they want to use it as reference when we would sue the ass
out of them if anything wrong would happen to the house...
*hopefully no construction worker falls down and break his neck on our Astro disk*
why do we need to have a 50 floor building in Kg Baru?
why is Kg Baru under so much ridicule in the first place?
this place is a historical landmark for Malays in Malaysia.
it has come to its 111th anniversary this year..
and this is the only place to see traditional
Malay houses in Kuala Lumpur nowadays.
everyday i see tourist walking about the streets looking at the houses
that the politicians so called rundown houses.
i feel insulted that the politicians still cant grasp
the idea of preservation and conservation
within that little brain of theirs.
i love this place.
i was born here,
i was raised here.
i shed tears here.
ive lost blood here.
this is my home.
and it was my great grandfathers home.
but i have a feeling that i wont be
able to raise my children here.
everybody is fond of where they come from,
as do i..
and everybody has their very own special
reason as to why its extra special..
for me mine is special because this
is the house *that as i mention just now*
that my great grandfather built almost a 100 years ago.
what special about where u come from?
tell me in the comments below.
i would love to read about it.