Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sinking Houses

Not long ago, I been to Kapor Road to survey the collapsed houses. I realized there are more sinking houses around Sibu which might share the similar fate in the near future.

A survey around Merlin Road, Hua Kiew Road, Tiong Hua Road, Belian Road and the surrounding areas are rather shocking judging by these photos. One will notice even the ground floor is under drain level.

Some of the gate and fences are badly sunk. Most of these houses seat on peat soil and it is a matter of time before the structured will give way.

Some of the entrances already submerged with water and make shift "bridge" have to be made to get into the houses.

It is indeed a sorry sight and let's hope the concerned authorities will do something about it before it is too late.

1 comment:

Johnny Ong said...

this is terrible. i'm sure the relevant authorities would have noticed it but may have chosen to close their eyes abt the issue.