April 5, 2006

pack'em in!


When one is poor and have a family of 6 to raise and all you can afford is a one room flat, this is one of your very few options: PKNS- government subsidised - Flats. Look closely at the dimensions, an entire family lives in a space less than 800sq.ft. (that's one window and one balcony.) I have an uncle who lives in one in Cheras, another suburb of KL. He's a very happy man and will never ask for more. Everyone in here is fit and thin. No, not from the lack of food but from the absense of an elevator.

Oh, how nice of the Mercedes to drive past!

14 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

I like seeing all sides of the cities, the easy and not so easy places, and intend to do the same on our site, too.
Lucy

10:39 AM  
Blogger Rafleesia said...

another great pic - tell, how many megapixels are photographing with?

12:02 PM  
Blogger luminlight said...

Very much like what I see back at (my permanent) home in Hong Kong, contrast of the rich and poor within a small land area...

12:23 PM  
Blogger midnitebara said...

At least they have a home! The gap between rich and poor here in Japan is broadening too,..said the news last night.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

That is a great photo of contrasts.
The high-rise looks like a bee hive! But at least there is low income housing - not every country has that for its poor!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

No elevator? hey, didnt notice that before :o Yeah , i guess at least it keeps them fit and trim.

Lol.. about the Mercedez .

Another good post, Edwin !

4:28 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

We have buildings like that here, too. But with at least one more room and not that many people living in the appartment. Quite a difference! Nice perspective!

7:36 PM  
Blogger chris.h. said...

Im pleased your uncle is happy---I dont think I could live in a place like this without going insane!! (still I would lose some weight!)

9:19 PM  
Blogger bob said...

Great shot. Our lift is often out of order but we only live on the 7th floor.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

Hope to see what you have planned Lucy.

Raffleesia: I use a 5 Megapixel camera. It's set at 1M for most of my point&shoot shots. When I feel I need to, I push it between 3-5M.

BTW, Rafleesia and me have just been short-listed for Amazing Race Asia. yay!

With a happy uncle and some great comments, i thank you guys for dropping by.

I stopped short of going into the squater areas. that's why i took this one of the flats.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

afshan's mamma
i am missing you in pakistan.plz email at hidayahquest@yahoo.com

1:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's an elevator la. my grandma live there before she pass away.

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best regards from NY!
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8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very interesting site... » »

9:53 AM  

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