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Saturday, February 09, 2008

London Bridge Is Falling Down

Remember the nursery rhyme that you might use to sing during your kindergarten days? I copied the lyric below from somewhere for you to sing and refresh your nostalgic young days as kids. How happy you are those days when you have nothing to think about hardship. In those days what comes into our mind is just to ask from our parents and expect everything be put on the table for your access. After reading the lines of this song (0r sing out for your little kids), just scroll down to what I am actually blogging about in this post.

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.

London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady!


Build it up with iron bars,
Iron bars, iron bars.

Build it up with iron bars,

My fair lady!


Iron bars will bend and break,

Bend and break, bend and break.

Iron bars will bend and break,

My fair lady!


Build it up with needles and pins,

Needles and
pins, needles and pins.
Build it up with needles and pins,

My fair lady!


Pins and needles rust and bend,

Rust and bend, rust and bend.

Pins and needles rust and bend,
My fair lady!

Build it up with penny loaves,

Penny loaves, penny loaves.
Build it up with penny loaves,

My fair lady!

Penny loaves will tumble down,

Tumble down, tumble down.

Penny loaves will tumble down,

My fair lady!


Build it up with silver and gold,

Silver and gold, silver and gold.

Build it up with silver and gold,

My fair lady!


Gold and silver I’ve not got,

I’ve not got, I’ve not got.

Gold and silver I’ve not got,

My fair lady!


Here's a prisoner I have got,
I have got, I have got.

Here’s a prisoner I have got,

My fair lady!


What's the prisoner done to you,

Done to you, done to you?

What’s the prisoner done to you,

My fair lady!


Stole my watch and broke my chain,
Broke my chain, broke my chain.

Stole my watch and broke my chain,

My fair lady!

What'll you take to set him free,

Set him free, set him free?

What’ll you take to set him free,

My fair lady!


One hundred pounds will set him free,

Set him free, set him free.

One hundred pounds will set him free,

My fair lady!


One hundred pounds we have not got,

Have not got, have not got.

One hundred pounds we have not got,

My fair lady!

Then off to prison he must go,

He must go, he must go.

Then off to prison he must go,

My fair lady!


No!, I am not writing about London Bridge falling down. Its The Kilim Bridge Fell Down. Yes, the bridge constructed over Sungai Kilim in Langkawi fell down after the supporting structures were taken off. (So it was said)

The near completed bridge over Sungai Kilim and below what is left of the bridge after it collapse. But wait!!!!!. Are these pictures of the same bridge? Or Star is just trying to conceal something? Take your time to compare the two pictures. Both pictures were copied from The Star online.

Star reports states; Nawawi noted that the 2m-wide bridge did not have physical support at the centre and the investigating team would also check if this contributed to the collapse.

Read this too. There is no physical support too, is 4000 feet above Colorado river and can
accommodate 120 people comfortably, although it is designed to hold 72 million pounds of weight. The walkway has a glass bottom and sides and is supported by steel beams.

Utusan Malaysia reports this; LANGKAWI 8 Feb. - Sebuah jambatan yang dibina untuk kegunaan pejalan kaki di kawasan Kilim Geoforest Park di Kuala Sungai Kilim di sini runtuh dipercayai akibat struktur binaan yang tidak kukuh.

Some more about the Colorado River viewing platform.

Stars referred to design flaws and Utusan refers to shoddy workmanship. Either reason the contractor must bear the responsibilities. The lucky part is that the bridge collapsed before being handed over to Lada. What if the bridge collapse when it is in use by tourist and worse still if it claim some live. Who the contractor is (or are?) Remember what happens to the computer labs build in schools some years back? When contractors are 'my men /our man' it can lead to mishaps.

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