WONDER how often local council officers visit the Waterfront or the Museum Garden. If they did they would notice how the fountains which were once the pride of the Waterfront have now turned into dumping grounds for litterbugs and are never cleaned.
They are really a sorry sight.
A tourist from Australia recently on a visit to Kuching was appalled at the sad picture of the ‘derelict’ fountains and wondered why with so many Waterfront police personnel, nothing was done to prevent this ‘sickness’.
Then on a visit to the fountains at the Museum Garden, it is the same story. Both are now a picture of neglect and decay.
We appeal to the council concerned to bring back these beautiful fountains to their former glory and ensure they are protected and regularly checked.
Seemingly the lights from the fountains which were lit especially at festivals, have gone into disrepair!
Borneo Post - Letter toEditor,Monday, April 21st, 2008