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Dear all, post pictures of the buildings, structures or constructions that you think is certainly an eyesore for our cities.... Let's discuss...

MY example of eyesores are:

1) Puduraya in KL & the Plaza Rakyat construction next to it
2) The ugly roofs of colonial buildings in Georgetown
3) The ugly BSN tower in KLCC

Let's discuss :)
 

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wow, even the ugly roofs of georgetown?
 

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AFL said:
wow, even the ugly roofs of georgetown?
yeah! he he...those roofs are rather inconsistent. Maybe because some have been renovated while some are abandoned :bash:
 

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Pudu - just behind Times square! Chow Kit! Kg Baru! (except for the big bungalows rows). Some parts of Bukit Bintang
Thankfully most of our squatter areas are hidden under the greenery :D

I honestly think BSN building is nice. It would look better with a darker colored roof. I think the architecture is based on colonial mansions.
Other unpleasant sights would be PNB Darby Park, Wisma Lembaga Getah, Wisma Genting, KL Plaza apartments, Menara Safuan, Shangri-La and UBN
 

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well at least Menara Shazan Insas is no longer the eyesore! probably Plaza Rakyat and the Pudu area need some improving.
anybody know if the tall condos in Brickfields along the rail line built. when i vistied they were incomplete just the basic brick walls ....so ugly

Malaysia definetly need 2 speed up construction WAWASAN not so far off
 

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60, 70's socialism style shop houses. but preserving the pre-war shop houses.
People in Europe realised it was a big mistake so they are tearing down now..
Building could usually survive for centuries if minimum 5% cost 'wasted' on style.
 

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1. Plaza Rakyat
2. Vision City
3. Menara Li Foong
4. Tri Star Service Apartment
5. Puduraya Station
 

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As for preserving shophouses, I guess back in the 70's and 80's the owners of the lots had no choice but to demolish their shophouses for extra office space for business expansion. But then they could have preserved the frontage.
 

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baqthier said:
Other unpleasant sights would be PNB Darby Park, Wisma Lembaga Getah, Wisma Genting, KL Plaza apartments, Menara Safuan, Shangri-La and UBN
Wah,ur demand for beauty is really high huh!:p especiall for UBN n Wisma Genting:p
 

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baqthier said:
I honestly think BSN building is nice. It would look better with a darker colored roof. I think the architecture is based on colonial mansions.
Other unpleasant sights would be PNB Darby Park, Wisma Lembaga Getah, Wisma Genting, KL Plaza apartments, Menara Safuan, Shangri-La and UBN

I also happen to think BSN is nice. But many din like it cos it is 'different'....too ecclectic its style for people to like ;)

ANyway of your list of 'unpleasant sight' - I could only agree on Wisma Lbg Getah and KL Plaza Apts. In fact the apts would have looked better if better cladded ;) I think Menara Safuan okay lah....just need some paint job. But then again that's your list heheheehe.....so I'll respect it :D
 

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Seriously to the eyes of foreigners, many of our old shophouses and even newer ones (especially with no fresh coats of paint), plus the blocks of government flats, plus abandoned buildings, are major eyesores to our cities. To us Malaysians, some of these buildings may even seem endearing cuz I guess we are so used to them and they have been with us for a long time. However, sometimes I think that they are rather ghetto or even look like slums. Many cities in Europe and even Singapore are good refrences on how old buildings should be preserved. No, I don't think those ferns or plants growing out of old shophouses and even bird's nests tucked under the "five foot ways" are considered a good way to "green" our cities. :)
 

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how about Bumiputra Commerce building..............you can always recognise that building everytime there is a picture (especially on postcards or travel ads) of Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Merdeka Square around.
 

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Any pics of those we have mentioned?

Another eyesore that I think of is the road construction on KL's Jalan Tun Razak near Pekeliling... It's been going on for yearssss!!!
 

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Any pics of those we have mentioned?

Another eyesore that I think of is the road construction on KL's Jalan Tun Razak near Pekeliling... It's been going on for yearssss!!!

Supposed to complete soon....they can't closed the entire stretch for the rectification work as that is a busy road so partial clusure means partial work and that adds up to lotsa time taken ;)
 

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how about Bumiputra Commerce building..............you can always recognise that building everytime there is a picture (especially on postcards or travel ads) of Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Merdeka Square around.

I think Menara Bumiputra-Commerce looks okay lah. It is not the nicest building around yet it isn't ugly. To me Menara Patriot is uglier but I think it just needed some new cladding and a fresh coat of paint to make it looked nicer ;)

At least its BCB sighboard suits the building more (not too glaring) compared to the old Bank Of Commerce signage :D
 

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The biggest eyesore in KL (in my list)

Puduraya (plus the hotel & the abandoned Plaza Rakyat):

















Why do we have a third-world gateway?? :bash:
 

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Vince said:
Many cities in Europe and even Singapore are good refrences on how old buildings should be preserved. No, I don't think those ferns or plants growing out of old shophouses and even bird's nests tucked under the "five foot ways" are considered a good way to "green" our cities. :)

European cities dun compare lah....their weather there isn't so punishing and unlike tropical countries......plants do not grow fast enuf there - seriously :D

Singapore is a different story. The govt there is powerful and rich enuf to restore all the old shop houses. Actually the reason why Malaysian shophouses are in a state of disrepair is because the owners can't afford it. How you expect a cobbler or a small time Kopitiam owner to restore the premise? Even Singapore's can't. Most of the restored shophouses there now are trendy cafes and other richer establishments like hotels and offices. No longer you could see a barber shop, a coffin shop or a cobbler at those restored shophouses. :)

Not that I dun want our shophouses to be restored....it is just that those shophouses would lose its charm and identity once its original owners moved out and Starbucks move in. I guess it is a price we have to pay to preserve these gems in our city ;)
 

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The biggest eyesore in KL (in my list)

Puduraya (plus the hotel & the abandoned Plaza Rakyat):



Why do we have a third-world gateway?? :bash:

Yes....have to agree with you.....the largest eyesore in our city and a prominent one too. :rant:

Why a 'third-world' gateway? Thanks to the Plaza Rakyat fiasco loh. Anyway whatever happened to the wonderful plan of relocating bus facilities to the fringes of the city - one at Bdr Tasik Selatan....another at Gombak and another at Subang? That is a brilliant idea and if implemented would see us saying bye-bye to Puduraya forever :D
 
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