College Square Field LEAVE & LET LIVE
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Dear Friends of Penang,
It comes to us, the residents of Pulau Tikus, as a rude shock that our historic field – the last green lung in the vicinity – is being defaced to insert a concrete jogging track and large paths cutting across it. As of today, huge tracts of grass have already been dug up in a crisscross pattern across the field. We are heartbroken.
In short, a field is a field. Children have played here for generations with no need for paving of any kind. A few extra swings would be a nice addition, but not anything that involves the sacrifice of grass. As it is, greenery is something we see so little of today. In an age of tablets and video games, this field is one of the last few of its kind on the island where our children and grandchildren can still feel grass under their feet, and sit with us under trees that have been there since we ourselves were children.
We do appreciate the council’s efforts to enhance the area. However, some things are best left as they are. Our field is a place of timeless charm and requires no modifications. As residents who have lived here for decades, we hope we possess a certain degree of say over what happens to the heart of our neighbourhood.
We respectfully request that this plan to “improve” the Pulau Tikus field be stopped. It is precious to us all, and we implore that it be left the way it deserves to remain – whole, green and beautiful, an eternal relic to be enjoyed by the generations to come. Please help us support this cause by signing this online petition. Thank you :)
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