TV SMITH's Dua Sen: Ketipang Payung
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KETIPANG PAYUNG
by TV Smith
02/02/05


P Ramlee lived here many years ago. As a kid, I used to splash in this same spot whenever it rained heavily. Traffic was sparse, the road narrower and no one was in charge at my school nor at the then new DBKL. Those were the days, my friend. We thought they'd never end. They didn't.

Some thirty years after the legend left us and half-a-dozen faceless MPs later, the water still rises as quick as the umbrellas. Just this evening I witnessed yet another watery drama as the stretch was rendered impassable after only 10 minutes of heavy shower. As traffic built up on both sides and helpful volunteers pushed stranded vehicles aside, I got swept away by a torrent of nostalgia, and dismay.

Maybe some public servants will only get off their reclining chairs after Pak Lah issues a 'presidential decree' to clear the drains, like when he did after the last floods in KL. But here in Taman P Ramlee, time stands still for THE MOMENT...

© 2005 TV SMITH
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