Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Well. I won't have to tell you that its really tough going on this project. Coupled with the Global Economic Downturn, I have been hearing a lot of stories of companies and organizations freezing this and that. Erm... it's disheartening, yes, but I must continue on, and fight for what I believe in.

In actual fact, I have begun to realize that people think we are in it for the money. Well, I will reiterate, we are not in it for the money or the fame. We just want to realize this project. Is that simple. Can you believe that? No?

Anyway, regardless of what you think, I will continue with another round of fights for this project. This time around, I think I will be approaching some Government Bodies and in the tradition of most of my other projects, I will be putting up my letters here. I made a promise to the Hubback family that everything will be transparent and so I am carrying out that promise. I still believe in this project and will continue to fight ... so here are the two letters I have sent out today (the original ones I made a big boo boo my putting the dates as 25 February 2008! I am still living in the past year!

At times, I really don't know what to say. Currently, only WWF Malaysia has responded and expressed interest in our project in part because Mr. Theodore Rathbone Hubback's work is still in use today. Despite The Hubback's contributions to Malaya, not many are even aware of who they are. This looks like the making of another sad tale that will vanish with time.

Anyhow, back to the present, we too won't really know what will happen to us here at The Heritage Station Hotel. We can only hope for the best and do what we can for now ... in fact this is a tale of not many people know about our efforts because we lack the economic means. But I will still continue my works and promises, until the day come when I say goodbye and return to ashes..... Take care and we will be updating our blog on The Hubback Brothers sometime soon ....

1 comment:

sparks said...

Hi, I stumbled upon your site by chance. I guess you must be feeling very lonely and unsupported on this project which you clearly have so much passion in. Truth be told, I'm also a believer in preserving our local heritage. I've got many frivolous ideas - one being a knowledge sharing platform to persevere local foods and dishes - something like the slow food movement. But I work full time, so I am guilty of just talking and not doing anything. But it heartens me to see someone going through so much trouble to do this. I don't know how I can help you, but if there's anything you need, please let me know and I will try. Cheers :)

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