Old main entrance
View from main road
View from the park
Taman Tun Hindu Temple, ah! This was my very first freelance job. Back in 2001, not long after I finished my practical year at SNO (Saifuddin And Ong Architect). I didn’t know how I become a freelance job seeker. (Didn't even know there is such term as “freelancer”) I guess because at that time I was really in need of extra money to support my young married life. I could vividly recall receiving this work from my officemate's recommendation. Thanks so much for his help.
The existing site
The job was about making landscape proposal to the authority for land extension which eventually gain some sponsorship. Based on my little knowledge on landscape, I managed to make a simple proposal which has very close relation with the nature.
Before the work commenced, my client took me to visit the site. The Hindus were obviously stunt to see a Muslim visiting their worship place. People were staring at me. Even though we all learned about other religions in a few of our subjects eg Muslim and world civilisation and also in Architecture History, but we'd never gone to the actual place of worship.
Seriously, most of the time I just kept praying silently to protect myself from any bad things especially when I recall all the superstitious Malays' believe about Hindu’s worship.
"Nevertheless the experience taught me to better understand about other races in Malaysia and how very little that I know about them."