Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Will Not Miss Pudu Jail

Contoh tinggalan Berlin Wall

Memacam jenis orang nostalgia dengan peruntuhan pudu Jail. Macam ada kenangan indah disana. Selama neh hari-hari lalu pandang pun tak berapa kan?

Kalau manusia semua sibuk dengan nostalgia masa lalu, rasanya dunia masih tidak berubah dari zaman tinggal dalam gua batu. 

Muziam berlambak di Malaysia neh hidup segan mati tak mahu. Bukankah muzium itu tempat melihat barang-barang sejarah? Boleh dilihat berapa ramai yang berminat. Jadi kenapa tiba-tiba apabila Pudu Jail dirobohkan ramai yang sedih-sedih pilu macam ada kenangan menetap kat dalam tu? :)

Mungkin pernyataan aku kontroversi tapi hakikatnya, aku tak kisah pasal nak runtuhkan Pudu Jail yang berdiri lebih seabad itu. Kalau sesuatu yang tiada nilai komersial dibiarkan, lama-lama tumbang juga. Kalau lah dipreserve pun, agak-agak mendatangkan hasil sebanyak kawasan komersial tak?

Cuma yang terkilan, sepatutnya preserve lah satu mercu tanda. Menandakan disitu pernah wujud satu sejarah besar. Kita tidak mungkin boleh menentang pembangunan, tapi sejarah boleh adapt dengan pembangunan. 

Tembok Berlin contohnya, masih ada sisa yang ditinggalkan. Untuk generasi muda mengetahui dan lihat dimana iya berada. Kata arkitek bijak pandai, takkan nak tinggalkan sedikit kesan penjara pudu pun, takleh fikir how to? Erm.. 

PS: Nak pergi kutip sikit dinding penjara lah. :)


3 comments:

sensitivity said...

sian pudu jel tu kan...

yb said...

You won't miss the Pudu Jail, understandably. That's because you don't know the history and you don't know what to miss.

You only know that the Pudu Jail is a piece of stone. But to bring about the stone age into comparison is quite unfair.

If yesterday is not important to you then will you be willing to destroy pictures of you when you were a child?

You are young and you have a lot to learn and to gain.

Treasures of yesteryear will only be appreciated by those who lived during the yesteryear. And your treasures of now will never be understood by those after you.

I am sadden by the loss because I grew up alongside and followed the developments of the building.

You didn't witness the guards and wardens work their routine in and outside wall. You didn't share the many sad and happy stories from inside.

You didn't watch the inmates climbed onto the Black Maria at the entrance in view of almost everyone who passed by.

You don't know the famous inmates.

You didn't watch the inmates paint the prison walls. You were not there to observe the joy in their faces and the keen dedication to produce a masterpiece that was once the longest mural in the world.

You didn't see the eager family members queue on visiting days to enter the prison during the festive seasons to greet their loved ones inside.

I don't have to be an inmate to feel for the prison. I could see, feel and sometimes heard them from outside.

I feel the lost and it is quite painful. All that I have now is memories. And when a portion of the wall came down, a part of me went down with it too.

No, you will never understand the loss. You need to have the experience before you can understand an experience, and in this case, you never will.

yb

aizam said...

yb i agreed...