Rosnah, 50

Kalau tengok kat sini (PJ Oldtown Market) orang lama-lama. Dulu, orang nak pecahkan pasar ini, nak robohkan. Tapi orang di sini membantah kerana kalau pecah dan modenkan tak ada customer yang datang. Kalau nak buatkan orang datang, naikanlah sikit jangan modernkan sangat. Kalau kita sebagai pengguna, kita nak tengok tempat itu meriah. Bagi peniaga membuat tempat ini meriah sikit nanti orang akan datang.

If you look around this place (PJ Oldtown Market), you see many older and familiar customers. In the past, there were plans to pull this place apart, to demolish it. However the people here protested because if you tear down and modernise this place, there will not be any customers coming here. If you want to attract them, you must make improvements but that does not mean you have to modernising everything. As a customer, you would want be in a pleasant and captivating environment. Allow us (traders) to make this place lively so that people will come.

#PeopleofPJ is a project by Member of Parliament Maria Chin Abdullah to capture the voices of those living in Petaling Jaya. This is in line with her vision to build Petaling Jaya as a safe, inclusive and sustainable city through community participation and empowerment.
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