This is a comment sent by Yong Chin Fook via sms:
Actually, the row of (historic) shophouses ought to be retained. It’s a part of KT history. The shotlots cum carpark opposite is such an eyesore!
Look at Hotel Seri Malaysia, whoever approved that must be an idiot! Why block the river view?
I loved the clock tower. So iconic. Sad to see it demolished.
Actually, KT is strategically located by the river mouth and the South China Sea.
I could go all night lamenting about the poor town planning. I am quite passionate about it. What is the city without a soul!
Chin Fook sent this comment on 12 August 2009 – after reading about the protest I helped to organise against the planned demolition of the historical building. [I have been keeping it in my phone for the last 6 months as I really treasure such a support].
Read more here (among others): https://warisantrengganu.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/mb-tidak-berapa-faham-dengan-isu-peniaga-jalan-bandar-dan-jalan-banggol/