THE STORYKEEPERS

OLD vs NEW 06/17/2009
 

Here's the thing. The StoryKeepers have been talking to a whole lot of people and we found out that, a majority of young people are not interested in heritage:

'haiya, why want to preserve old things?' 

'old is boring'

'dude, you make more money doing modern buildings!'

'how can you say that it's beautiful? it's so old!'


Then, there's the other bunch of people:

'if we don't preserve them, where's the proof of history to show to your children?'

'old is gold weh'

What do you have to say?
 


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The StoreKeeper

Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:23:49

these buildings are ageless. though weathered and battered, they serve as a reminder to us of what malaysia had gone through, and how we got here today.

 

dr. gwynn

Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:24:55

fantastic web site and shots of Victoria bridge - the Waterloo tunnels are equaly incredible too. should pop back to the the woven mosque now its all painted up! please contact me.

 

Fri, 27 Nov 2009 20:37:39

It's crucial to keep old buildings and maintain them as architects across the globe sometimes find the solution to modern building design even from old designs =)

 

KOi

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 20:34:12

Taking all these from just the academic point of view is a lot easier. Unfortunately, things a very messy in real life. One building that has been there for 100 years, can easily housed 3 generations, and each generation exert their own culture, building extension, marks. We can maintain it very well for our generation, but we can never tell what the next generations does. Just like the Colosseum, once stood as a proud monument and thousand of years later molested for its metal structures to supply weapons for the world war. Or the temple of Borobudor, an equally massive religious monument buried under the ashes of volcano for hundreds of years only to be rediscovered a team commisioned by Stamford Raffles. In context of Georgetown, without the UNESCO Heritage Listing, we'll surely erase or distort our own heritage for selfish gain and developement. Anyhow, the good thing is that we live in times where information can be easily shared and obtained. We should archive and educate as much as possible to prevent this, and lest we fail, perhaps a thousand years later, someone will rediscover the archives of Thestorykeepers and knew what actually happened.

 

moron ong

Sun, 10 Jan 2010 08:11:30

hi good day and good job

 



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