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Chermaine
22-06-2005, 02:33 PM
Any idea what is these twin tower infront of this house?
For decoration? any purposes? :rolleyes:

tan_r
22-06-2005, 02:49 PM
For whatever reason the towers are built, they certainly look dangerous.

Chermaine
22-06-2005, 02:53 PM
hmmm...tan r....u definately are .....cool....me never have thought of that.....
do you mean something like when lightning strike.....or.... :cool:

Atomic Fire
22-06-2005, 02:56 PM
Chermaine,

Could it be that the owner is planning to get married soon? A giant wedding arch (as in church weddings) that could very well go into the Malaysian Guiness book of records.

Malaysia boleh mar... :D

Chermaine
22-06-2005, 03:11 PM
Atomic Fire,

No idea la. Just that when we passed by that place. The moment my husband saw that twin tower keep asking me to take picture. Just can't figure out what's the use of that thing...and is very near to the house. I really pity the neighbour. Such a giant "decoration" standing there.....
I saw the neighbour outside. Almost wanted to ask him any idea what is the things doing there?

mel&sun
22-06-2005, 03:15 PM
Hahaha.... Chermaine.. i think i have the answer to your question. If i am not wrong, that belongs to the author of Dare to Fail, the one that contest for the MP of Bukit Bintang but lost. So now i know where that twin tower went... it was previously in front of his house porch in USJ 13... no wonder there's For Sale sign now. Must've moved to USJ 1. He got someone to construct the twin towers to put Dr. M's books, for Malaysian Book of Records purpose, i think he broke the record. :D

Chermaine
22-06-2005, 03:18 PM
Really ar? Seriously ar?

mel&sun
22-06-2005, 03:22 PM
hehehehe.. :D ya.. it was displayed in Sunway Pyramid last year... previously at some exhibition centre, then, during one of the conventions or meeting, so people took the books, so it came out in the newspaper... the owner pleaded whoever took it to return. :D

Chermaine
22-06-2005, 03:25 PM
Hmmmm...ok i shall tell my husband what you said Mel&sun.....
He was so so so curious asked me to take photos and post it here..surely someone can give me the answer :D
Btw, Mel&sun nice to meet you. I am from USJ3C :D neighbour

mel&sun
22-06-2005, 03:28 PM
hope that's the correct one.. must drive over there and see... :)
nice meeting you too! I've just moved to USJ 11... :D

monster
22-06-2005, 04:19 PM
Does one need a permit to construct that? considered house rennovation rite?

Kenneth20
22-06-2005, 10:22 PM
Good luck to the neighbours!!
hahahaha....Billy Lim..haha

cherry
23-06-2005, 09:51 AM
The tower can be quite handy to hang clothes thou.... :rolleyes:


*Cherry needs more space to hang clothes*

Chermaine
23-06-2005, 09:55 AM
Cherry you are simply cooooooooooooool :cool:

HTH
23-06-2005, 10:03 AM
So, that's where he moved to. hahaha!!
Check this out:
http://papimami.blogspot.com/2004/09/twin-towers.html

My dad spoke to his neighbour, and all they have to say were complaints, complaints, complaints.
But that twin towers look dangerous ler, can the base support the weight and height of the towers ah??

Chermaine
23-06-2005, 10:09 AM
Hmmmmmm......think if use it for dry clothes the whole row of houses clothes can hang there....instead of books :rolleyes:

mad1126
23-06-2005, 10:48 AM
But if the strong wind blow there goes all the book and all your cloth :D

Chermaine
23-06-2005, 10:50 AM
hahahahhaa...i am trying to imagine the picture now.... :p
But seriously....if strong wind i think the neighbour is in great danger :mad:

mad1126
23-06-2005, 10:52 AM
I think is so dangerous to be their neighbour. If I were them I won't allow my children to play in the garden anymore :( what if earth quake and strong wind happen :rolleyes:
The owner should be more considerate and must consider that not everyone will appreciate his Work(or art or whatever it is)

Chermaine
23-06-2005, 11:03 AM
I don't know how the neighbours feel. But to me definately is an eyesore.

HTH
23-06-2005, 11:18 AM
I don't know how he put his books on the towers, whether he glued it or tied it, but there's one time, after a heavy rain and strong wind, I saw most books were blown away and scattered all over the surrounding area (the lawn, the road..).

balitan
23-06-2005, 11:46 AM
anyone want to bring to attention of mpsj ???

is it legal to have this structure there ?

what if strong wind blows it down ?

kena the neighbours ???

RolyPoly
23-06-2005, 03:53 PM
Check out the website of the person who constructed these towers at:
http://www.daretofail.com/

"The Tallest Book Tower being erected in front of Hardknocks Factory Sdn Bhd - new HQ" is the caption used for this photo - as stated in Billi Lim's website.

Atomic Fire
23-06-2005, 05:32 PM
His creative ideas may seem rather odd. Even his hairstyle looks odd too. But I somehow quite like this guy who is the author of the book "Dare to Fail". I have not read his book yet but have heard a lot about him before. Have been to some hot motivational talks/seminars before including those by that well- known Lawrence Chan. But this guy is a little different from all the other motivational speakers. He identifies himself with failures and even dares to flaunt it. He gives a new dimension to failure. He gives a lot of glory to failure. His coining of the word "university of hardknocks" is indeed amazing. Many failures in life will be able to find comfort in him. This is his special contribution to our Kiasu society. We need him more than ever right now! Singapore definitely needs him! :D

dsho
14-07-2005, 12:16 PM
Hi all...

About the twin towers in USJ1. Should go take another look. It's different from the 3 pictures in this post and the pictures in Papi blog. Much better now...with renovation completed and lights. Night pix are nice too.

Qn: On the lightning capabilities? It's a lightning arrestor. Lightning will hit there first and most probably not anywhere else. Chances of PCs, modems & phones being fried are at a bare minimum.

Qn: Decoration/wedding? Rumour has it that it will be involved with the National Merdeka celebrations.

dsho