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Sunday, March 27, 2005

Crystal mosque?

The Malaysian government announced plans to spend RM200 million - on an Islamic Civilisation Theme Park in Terengganu. The intent is fine, but the price tag seems excessive. Wonder why? Amongst the white elephants to be built include 'a floating crystal glass mosque on Sungai Terengganu'.

What a bloody waste of money! RM200 million for a park in Terengganu? Please! Does the mosque need to be of crystal?? Does it need to float??? I would feel so angry if I were a poor barely surviving man staying just a few kilometres away; seeing a bloody Swarovski mosque (just exaggerating with the Swarovski bit!) whereas I had to survive on cheap rice with watered down curry.

The money would serve the residents of the East Coast so much better if it is invested in their future, not some bloody stupid megawhiteelephant of a project. This is one of the most useless projects I've heard of.

5 Comments:

  • Seriously , this shit is going to be politicised . But wait , they also going to build a university there :/ . I am starting to doubt Badawi's ability , screw Hishammudin !!! 

    Posted by YungJie

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, March 28, 2005 8:07:00 am  

  • i have nothing against a university. education for all is good thing. the quality though, that's another story.... 

    Posted by patrick

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, March 28, 2005 10:52:00 am  

  • one of the many many useless projects, patrick.

    *sighs*  

    Posted by venus

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, April 01, 2005 9:10:00 am  

  • venus: yup, BN promised all kinds of progress to terengganu if they were given power. is progress in the form of a crystal mosque and replicas of islamic buildings? stupid people. grr... 

    Posted by patrick

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Saturday, April 02, 2005 10:41:00 pm  

  • If this project can bring in tourist money, it would be a good investment. Plus, it would add jobs. I think this type of theme park would attract a good number of visitors from the Muslim world who would bring their tourist money to the local economy.

    Just for comparison, one Disneyland costs much, much more than RM 200 million, but it brings in over 3,000 jobs and attracts millions of tourists every year. These tourists and new jobs helps stimulate the economy and bring in more tax money that would help fund other projects like building a new University.

    If you're wondering, no, I'm not Muslim nor Malaysian.
     

    Posted by Dennis

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, April 04, 2005 2:22:00 am  

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