It seems like not much can be done when a building or an establishment is being closed down. You can set up a petition and collect funds to save these buildings or you can say your goodbyes and reminisce on the good times you’ve spent there. We’ve covered plenty of stories of how these places were left abandoned due to poor management.
MAPS Perak is literally a ghost town now after being abandoned for 2 years and netizens have bid farewell to OUG Plaza to make way for 2 high rise buildings that is currently in development. Now, Melaka citizens are sad after learning that one of their favourite hangout spots will probably be closed down.
A series of photos were recently uploaded on the official Facebook page of the state of Melaka. The photos showed the KFC outlet at Gajah Berang, Melaka with a caption that simply reads, “Bye bye “. The two-storey building has been bared of its KFC logo and signs from the outside.
Most of the inside of the outlet have also been cleared out; furniture, cash registers, decorations, cooking equipment. From the photos, we can see that parts of the ceiling have been removed with lights and wires dangling over and there are also “X” marks on the walls which probably indicate that they are to be torn down soon.
Usually there would be a notice to inform customers if the building will undergo renovation but it appears that the people of Melaka did not get the memo as many of them have commented on the post saying their goodbyes and shared their experiences of dining there. Some going all the way back to the late 80s.
Although many seem to believe that the Gajah Berang KFC outlet is closed, there were also comments that insisted that the building is just undergoing renovation and will reopen next month in October. So far, there is no official statement from KFC nor did the admin of the Melaka Facebook page confirm netizens’ speculations.