Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wisma Majlis Daerah Pasir Mas

Official Opening Ceremony Of Wisma Majlais Daerah Pasir Mas

Wisma Majlis Daerah Pasir Mas is now ready after being under construction for several months. The location is on the left of the Pasir Pekan - Pasir Mas road slightly before the Pasir Mas Mini Stadium. This sight was formerly the government staff quarters and the old buildings were an eye sore.

The opening ceremony will be officiated by HRH The Sulatan of Kelantan which was scheduled at 11.00 AM on 22 May 2008. The Wisma is comprised of 12 shoplots of 3 storeys with the ground floor included. The Wisma has enough floorspace to accomdoate Pantai Timur Supermarket which is its anchor tenant which take up several shoplots and most of the upper floors. So the people of Pasir Mas won't have to go to Kota Bharu to go to a supermarket. Earlier such supermarkets were not willing to come to Pasir Mas because of its proximity to Kota Bharu with its many supermarkets and shopping complexes. It was such that the Pantai Timor chain of supermarkets bypassed Pasir Mas and set up stores in Tanah Merah and later Rantau Panjang.
With the coming of Giant supermarjket on the opposite shores of the Kelantan River in Salor, made Pantai Timur took a proactive action to cut them off before Giant opens up its door. Maybe before this there was no suitable location until Wisma MDPM was completed.
Another prominent tenant is Rozaimi Optometrist which is making its presence visible not only all over Kelantan but also in some other states. This is one son of Kelantan who made good. Beside Rozaimi Optometrist there is also Bank Rakyat which is relocating from its inconspicuous location in Bangunan Serangkai Mas which also belongs to MDPM.
Today the 22nd of May 2008, Wisma MDPM will be officially opened by HRH The Sultan of Kelantan Tengku Ismail Putra Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yahya Putra.
The Sultan was also scheduled to distribute wang zakat (tithes) to the poor some of whom came as early as 7.00 AM. As usual the selection of who is to receive the wang zakat is always debatable. One lady who sold me a glass of coconut milkshake said to me that those people tasked with selecting the recipients will select his relatives first. Must be a case of sour grapes.
I was there to take some photographs and left at 10.30 AM to collect my grand daughter's report card at her school. I Came back to the location at 11.15 AM with nothing started yet and left for home at 12.00 noon. It was only at 12.15 PM that I heard the blaring sirens of the police escort vehicles indicating the arrival of the royalties. The people attending the function must have suffered quite abit waiting under the hot canopy before the function begins. With a few boring speeches to go their suffering must have been extended abit more than necessary.
So people of Pasir Mas, when the supermarket is opened soon, we could save some petrol money t o buy our supermarket items while the small shops around town may lose abit more of their market. Here are some pictures for you to view. Of course there is no picture of the actual opening ceremony of the Wisma or the picture of the royalties since I didn't wait for their arrival.

The anchor tenant is Pantai Timur Supermarkets

Putting the final touches

The guests sweating it out under the hot canopy. Below the rebana ubi team providing light entertainment. They will give the thunderous sound at the point of the opening ceremony.


(I have problemwith my date stamps and I have to date it on the 21st May to enable it to be posted. The actual posting is 22nd May 2008. Pi Bani helped meto correct the problem. It is now set to +8.00 and not as -8.00 as formatted earlier. Thank you Pi. Owe you one)

20 comments:

Pi Bani said...

Your date stamp lari because time zone lain. Before this no problem because once you click publish it will immediately be published.

Go to your dashboard (bukan dashboard kereta ye?):), click on settings and then click on formatting. Change your time zone to KL time zone.

Zawi said...

Pi,
Thank you. Made the correction. So problem is over.

Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Pak Zawi
Ahhh, the waiting of course. In my profession, we do a lot of waiting irrespective whether it is a public or private sector oriented.
Sometimes, you think you're late for a function, only to find out that the guest of honour comes in later than late.
That's where productivity goes down the drain.
p/s here in Japan, everything is perfectly timed.

Gurindam Jiwa said...

I remember Haron Din (PAS Deputy Mursyidul Am, Dato' Dr.) told a story about punctuality in Japan.

He (Ustaz Haron) was supposed to attend a meeting at 8:00am. He went in to the conference room at 7:50am. There was no one there. The lights were all still off. 7:55am still no one was there. 8:00am everybody walked in, lights turned on, and meeting began.

pendita said...

Salam Pok Awi...

Wahh cepat sungguh siap banguney tu deh.. nok tgk lagumano prkembangey supermarket tu... mitok2 bertahan dan mendapat sambutan ore pasir mas.. ambo kelik kapong cuti skoloh ni..huhu..

Zawi said...

Fauziah,
Whar happened to our Look East policy? We were supposed to emulate the Japanese especially on punctuality. I for one would rather do away with official ceremonies. They are a sheer waste of time, manpower and money though it may generate some income to a few people.

Zawi said...

Mazle,
Thats the perfect example of punctuality. In our case puntuality is to be there hours before the event thus wasting lots of things. Thanks for sharing which otherwise I will be ignorant about.

Zawi said...

Pendita,
Pembinaannya memang cepat. Saya pun tak perasaan sapa contraktor bab kurang prihatin.
Selamat pulang dan semoga kita akan bertemu. No rumah saya 7903785.

pB said...

salam Pok Awi


pB jarae masuk bandar pasir mah kalu kelik...

kalu musing rayo , lagi payoh nok je'me'rae jambatae tu ....


pssttt
pssttt


mitok ijin sipae no tepong ghumoh pok awi ...

Zawi said...

pB,
Pok Awi sja tulis kat public no telefon tu supaya sene kawe-kawe nak call kalau nak singgah rghumah Pok Awi. Sapo nak ambik la. Kalu nk maghi call dulu deh takut tak jupo rumah.

jaflam said...

Salam Zawi,
Pembangunan yang baik untuk Pasir Mas nampaknya. YB Ibrahim Ali nampknya teramatlah aktif diParlimen. Harap dia dapat bawa lebih pembangunan kpd Pasir Mas.

Zawi said...

D Jaff,
Pembangunan in mungkin sudah lama dirancang dan nampaknya MDPM mampu mendapat pembiayaan untuk pembinaannya.
YB Ibrahim Ali aktif di Parlimen tetapi setakat ini tida apa yang mempunyai substance. Agak mengecewakan.

Nik Bahrum Bin Nik Abdullah said...

Harap-harap dengan pemubukaan supermarket baru tu, tidaklah jem sangat Kota Bharu, terutamanya musim cuti sekolah ni...dan musim perayaan.

Bab tunggu tu... itu rahsia umum.

Zawi said...

Nik,
Jam akan berlaku juga memandangkan ramainya anak Kelantan akan balik di musim percutian sekolah. Tambahan pula cuti sekolah yang bermula hari ini diKelantan adalah musim kenduri kahwin. Pak Zawi sekeluarga telah dianugerahkan dengan 15 jemputan kahwin sepanjang musim cuti sekolah ini dan semuanya tahap mesti hadhir. Satu perkara yang mesti juga dihadapi ialah kenaikan harga barangan kerana kebanyakan peniaga akan menangguk diair keroh. Harga durian siam yang pada kadar RM17 sebungkus (10 kg jenis Chenee)dijangka akan naik sikit nanti mengikut penjual yang saya beli baru ni. Nasib baik talian handphone tidak lagi akan jam seperti dulu sejak masuknya pembekal perkhidmatan lain selain Celcom atau TM. Malangnya jejantas melintas laluan keretapi belum siap kerana janji Kerjaan yang menang pilihanraya kecil DUN Pengkalan Pasir ialah siap pada tahun 2009.

Rusdi Abu Bakar said...

i just knowing you, but i notice something your covering of this event is perfect!

Zawi said...

Rusdi,
What I am trying to do is is to keep our fellow Kelantanese staying out of Kelantan informed about the goings on over here. I think that is what they want to know since such small happenings will never be covered by the mainstream medias.
I missed making a report on the death of Tok Guru Hj Lah Lubok Tapah because of my daughters illness. I think that was another great event that most Kelantanese would like to know.

mamadou said...

Assalamu'alaikum Ayoh Awi

Gembira nmembaca berita, siapa kata Kelantan tiada pembangunan. Kepada saya orang Kelantan mempunyai kuasa membeli yang besar sebab itu ramai pelabur tempatan dan luar datang melabur. Pembangunan bukannya bangunan yang tinggi menjolok langit tapi juga kemudahan prasarana untuk rakyat jelata yang bisa dinikmati setiap hari. Terima kasih

Zawi said...

Mamadou,
Waalaikummuassalam. Tepat sekali kata kata Mohamad tersebut. Kita dapat menikmati segalanya walaupun berada di Pekan ataupun dikampung. Itulah pembangunan. Apa lagi yang kita nak?

kbguy said...

I feel pity with all these small traders who have been there long ago. Now with this big supermarkets all over at the kamupungs,how are they going to compete and survived...

Zawi said...

kbguy,
I feel the same way too. Once the super market is opened,the old sundry shops will find it difficult to survive. On the other hand the consumers will get some goods at a better price.
There is always to sides of a coin however u look at it.