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Small towns get colourful makeover

By FAIRUL ASMAINI MOHD PILUS

SEVERAl small towns in the district of Ledang are looking much more lively and colourful since Tangkak Municipal Council started giving old buildings a new coat of paint.

Sungai Mati is one of the towns involved in the Tangkak Municipal Council’s campaign. Pic by Shaiffulazhar Misri

LEDANG: Council president Abdul Han Ramin said the campaign began in January and was expected to be completed by year’s end.

He said the campaign covered premises in Sungai Mati, Bukit Kangkar, Tanjong Agas, Gersik, Tangkak and Bukit Gambir.

“About 1,000 premises and building owners are involved in the campaign,” said Abdul Han.

“The owners only have to fork out RM100 to RM300 for paint. They can do the painting themselves or hire people to do the job.

“We do not impose a colour scheme on them. The only criteria is they must use bright colours.”

Abdul Han said he was glad that business associations and building owners had a positive attitude towards the campaign which had brightened up the towns and attracted tourism activities.

“We hope to inculcate a sense of belonging with the community and bring about a more harmonious living environment.”

Grocery shop owner Boo Ching Hock, 73, of Sungai Mati, said he started painting his shoplot before Hari Raya Aidilfitri and completed the task after the celebration.

“There are visitors who come and have photography sessions in the town. They also stop by to get some sundry goods,” he said.

Tailor shop assistant Norbani Jusoh, 21, said the campaign had given the small town a new look.

[Courtesy of http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/small-towns-get-colourful-makeover-1.157903?cache=03%2F7.202804]

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