Wednesday, July 4, 2012

BB Plaza Tidak Akan Dirobohkan


.
Five tenants occupying the sidewalk cafes have until Sunday to move out of the Bukit Bintang Plaza in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Pic by Nik Hariff Hassan

BUSINESS AS USUAL: Only five sidewalk cafes will be affected by construction of MRT station


Read more: Bukit Bintang Plaza to remain - General - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/bukit-bintang-plaza-to-remain-1.102105#ixzz1zc3sQmxc


KUALA LUMPUR: THE 33-year-old Bukit Bintang Plaza, better known as BB Plaza, will remain as the construction of the My Rapid Transit (MRT) station in Jalan Bukit Bintang takes place.
Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob -- who chaired a meeting with BB Plaza traders, the pro-tem action committee against BB Plaza demolition, MRT Corp and Uda Holdings representatives yesterday -- said only five tenants, who occupied the sidewalk cafes, would have to move out to accommodate the works.
"After a discussion, they agreed to move out and have until this Sunday to do so, with details of the compensation to be discussed with MRT Corp.
"I was told that hoarding will be put up where the cafe outlets are located.
"To address the issue of accessibility raised by tenants in the plaza, MRT Corp and building owner Uda Holdings Bhd had agreed that the hoarding will be constructed as such that it does not hinder accessibility among customers."
He said Uda Holdings had agreed to reduce rental of the lots during the construction period after further discussions with the traders and should the building be acquired for redevelopment in the future, the new owner will have to include a specific clause in the agreement with Uda to give priority to the existing operators.
Pro-tem action committee president Hassan Saad said they were relieved to know that the building would not be demolished and that some of the 167 business operators could continue as usual.
"We do understand that there will be temporary inconvenience and will cooperate with Uda and MRT during throughout this period. We will inform the tenants of the outcome of this meeting," said Hassan.
MRT Corp stakeholders/land director Haris Fadzilah Hassan said the minor works for the construction would start with the moving of utility cables.
"Minor works to remove the cables are expected to start tonight (last night) before construction of the station and tunneling works can begin.
"Upon completion, what used to be the sidewalk cafes in front of BB Plaza will be the entrance for the MRT station located beneath Jalan Bukit Bintang.
"Businesses here can operate as usual as we had found the building to be safe for use during construction which is scheduled until 2016."
There will be temporary traffic management plan carried out in Jalan Bukit Bintang from today for one month to facilitate pre-construction works for the MRT project.
It was reported that Jalan Bukit Bintang would be closed at night between 11pm and 5am daily, except weekends and public holiday, and that a traffic management plan would be implemented to ensure minimum inconvenience to road users.
For details, call the MRT hotline at 1800 82 6868 or visit www.mymrt.com.my.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Melihat Lintasan A380 Di Langit Dengkil

Pagi tadi aku ingat nak sandang beg berisi kamera dan kertas-kertas ladang ke ofis. Namun begitu, bahu ini terasa amatlah malas. Ditambah pula kerana masa yang terbuang dek morning berry, lalu aku bersegeralah keluar ke hentian bas. Bas terus datang segera dengan kadar masa di tiket tertera 7:54 pagi.

Bas itunya, terlalu haru-biru sehingga dia pergi ke 5R3, sebuah kawasan yang kehantuan. Jika presint 5 terletak di tumit Achilles , 5R3 itu ialah ibu jari kakinya. Ulu tak ulu lah. Selalunya bas terus idak ler ke sana pula.

Tibah-tibah, aku terpandang seketul pesawat gemuk seperti belon Led Zapellin, pesawat belon Zappelin yang leper sikit lah rupanya, sedang terapung di udara di tapak kaki Achilles untuk Putrajaya. Setelah di amati, ternyata pesawat itu berbeda kok.

Pesawat itu kelihatan seperti metafora perjalanan sebuah tong besar yang mengisi umat manusia dengan ramainya sekali, bergerak perlahan ketika menghampiri itu airport, sehingga kelihatan terapong-apong di udaranya itu atas sana. Jika seseorang lemah jantong memandu di belakang atau di depannya, kemungkinan sekali boleh mengakibatkan kemeninggalandunia kerana terkejut dengan fenomena pesawat terapung itu.

Malang sekali, kamera yang sepatutnya berfungsi untuk merakam pesawat itu, ditinggalkan di rumah oleh bahu saya yang enggan membawa beg keluar bersama pagi ini. Sedih loh. Berikut adalah hasil siasatan saya :


The A380 plane will be used thrice weekly for the KL-London sector until MAS gets several more of the planes by year-end when it can serve the sector daily.
MAS has ordered six of the aircraft that it plans also to service Australia and China.
The same plane that arrived here today will depart later in the day, also inaugurating the return flight from London to Kuala Lumpur with a near capacity load.

 Kelihatan itu pesawat MH0003 telah terlambat mendarat selama 2 minit. Mungkin kerana terlalu perlahan untuk menunjuk-nunjuk kepada saya supaya lain kali bawalah kamera saya ke mana-mana. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Kecoh Api Di Kaki Langit Perth



Satu garisan kelihatan seperti api menggemparkan penduduk Perth senja Jumaat lepas kerana diduga sebagai  jatuhan meteor di laut.

Agak lucu apabila semua pihak mengandaikan bahawa sebuah meteorit telah jatuh di Lautan Hindi dan menghasilkan imej di atas.

Tetapi para komentator di perthnow.com.au , sebuah portal berita di Perth, Austarlia memberi hujah yang lebih ilmiah berbanding pemberita mereka.

Mereka mendakwa adalah menjadi kebiasaan laluan tersebut dilalui oleh pesawat ke atau dari Timur Tengah - Melbourne pada musim sejuk yang kini dialami mereka kerana bagi mengelakkan kawasan angin kencang di pantai barat Australia.

Jika dilihat dengan mata kepala sendiri, kita sendiri dapat mengandaikan bahawa imej seperti api itu tidak lain tidak bukan hanyalah goresan awan atau kesan eksoz pesawat yang biasa membentuk jalur berair di langit di kaki langit Perth di mana biasan matahari senja di laut telah menjadikan ,awan. tersebut kelihatan seperti api yang menyala.