A POOL OF WATER
tenants or owners.
I have a feeling that the management of the building has given up hope of bringing this building back to its former glory.
The other sad evidence of another failed development project in Seremban is where the former Convent school was located.
I remember the altar that was located under a huge tree at the entrance to the school. The tree provided shade and its flowers were yellow.
When the flowers fell, they would cover the surrounding areas of the school and part of the main road in yellow.
I cannot remember what kind of building was supposed to be constructed at the site of the demolished school.
All I noticed was that the developer of the project was excavating a deep hole in the area, which I presumed was for the construction of an underground parking.
Then the recession hit, the project was abandoned and over the years, the dug-up area was filled with water.
Some say the developer may have hit an underground stream during the excavation and could not stop the water from flooding the place.
This project has been abandoned for more than two decades and now resembles a huge swimming pool.
Neither the state government nor the owner of the site knows what to do with this eye sore.
There had been reports that the state government wanted to revive the project, but nothing has materialised.
This pool of water continues to serve as a shameful reminder to others of the foolhardiness of the then authorities’ decision to demolish an iconic school just because it was sitting on prime land.
Unfortunately for them, the recession disrupted their plans.
Seremban, Negri Sembilan