Update (29 January 2014): It is confirmed that this new structure at the corner of the Formal Garden is for new toilets to replace the old toilets located nearby, which are apparently in bad shape and will be demolished. Climbing plants will be used on the stone walls so that the new structure blends with the rest of the landscape. (But why such a tall structure for toilets?) Meanwhile it is heartening to hear that approval has been given for all buildings that have no apparent use to be demolished. One wonders why they were built in the first place.
Original post on 25 January 2014:
Sigh! Another concrete structure is sprouting at the Penang Botanic Garden.
Been told that this structure is supposed to be for toilets. Not sure if this is true, but if so, surely it could have been scaled down and built a bit more discreetly.
They still can’t resist the urge to build such concrete structures in our precious and limited green spaces, can they?
Some people are just allergic to green spaces in Malaysia – though these same people know how to admire and enjoy the open green spaces when they travel abroad!