Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rare bricks found among the debris at Pudu Jail demolition site

Site visited on the 23rd Jun 2010 , 6 a.m. , morning.

This brick was found among the debris which carry the name "KIEN HIN". What or who is "KIEN HIN" ?

Again, site re-visited on the 27th Jun 2010, 7.30a.m., morning.

Who or what are these two P.W.D. and Y.Y.C., do they belonged to the brick manufacturer ?
Strange is , only few pieces carried these names, almost 99.9% of the debris (bricks) with plain surface without any name.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The day after the rampage 破坏之后...........

The very next day .........
"Rampage is violent or excited behavior that's reckless, uncontrolled or destructive."
" 文化遗产的破坏 "

“There is no sin except stupidity.”
Oscar Wilde quotes
(Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)

Down......! 文化遗产倒了....!Pudu Jail, the heritage of the people gone forever !

Sigh.... !
Gone forever and ever !
We salute our fallen heritage.
Farewell , Pudu Jail, the heritage of the people.
 People of all races have flocked in to have a last look at it.
Going to be 115 years old wall wrecked into pieces in just seconds !

" 文 化 遗 产 [wénhuà yíchăn] "
“The city's suburban heritage buildings are as important as those garden villas in the downtown.”
Wu Jiang quotes

“Men can know more than their ancestors did if they start with a knowledge of what their ancestors had already learned….That is why a society can be progressive only if it conserves its traditions.”

Quoted by
Walter Lippmann , US author & journalist (1889 - 1974)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

So long 再见 .........Pudu Jail

20.06.2010 , 23:45 Hours , Sunday

Finally, this historical building is making way for a new and modern concrete structure.
What a sad .....sad.... day !
Pudu Jail, a  historical building , going to be 115 years old ,but is going to be totally demolished after mid-nite.
Since this morning , continually , a numbers of photographers from all circle of life have come to witness this building before it is going to tear down.
A big lost to the heritage conservation of the country.
In order to keep some memories, I have took a lot of photos of this infamous "PUDU JAIL".

Pudu Jail by night

“There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.”

Hubert H. Humphrey quotes (American 38th US Vice President under Lyndon B. Johnson (1965-69) and US Senator from Minnesota (1949-64, 1971-78). 1911-1978)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Morning glory 喇叭花 of Jalan Pudu

Morning glory 喇叭花 is a common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae, whose current taxonomy and systematics is in flux. Morning glory species belong to many genera, some of which are: Calystegia, Convolvulus, Ipomoea, Merremia, Rivea, Astripomoea, Operculina, Stictocardia and ......................................

"Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves. "
Quoted by Joseph P. Thompson