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    Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

    There is even bushes growing on the structure:


    A wharf was built to receive ferries and small Cruise ships:


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      Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

      Piles were driven for the next stage, Lot 2 and Lot 3:




      This is how close it is to Causeway from Singapore, where a lot of the business was expected to originate:

      Those with sharp eyes can see the dense traffic on the causeway, in both direction.

      Anybody with a good business idea to revive this complex???

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        Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

        Here is another major building that has been abandoned for many years,
        the Hotel Labuan in Labuan FT, East Malaysia:


        This one has a bit of a personal story to go with it, since I have stayed in this hotel many times and did regard the former Owner as a good friend at one time.

        The hotel has been shut down since the mid 1990s and now belong to the local Government in Labuan. There appears to be no plans to refurbish, or to knock it down at this time.

        Those who have been look into the This is Malaysia and other threads featuring pictures from Labuan would have seen this building many times, but always from the sea side, like here:

        I may even have mentioned that it is abandoned at some time.

        On my last visit to Labuan I found myself with some time on my hand and decided to go and have a closer look at what was left of it.

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          Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

          I had heard stories about the basement being flooded and full of mosquito and rats:

          That looks very likely to be true in all respects.

          I had also heard the the reason it had not been refurbished or demolished was that it is haunted, but I don't know about that.

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            Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

            Lets start from one side and take a walk around.
            The land facade, or North side:




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              Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

              The side lane on the East side:


              The side lane on the West side:

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                Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                The sea side facade, or South side:



                The Main Entrance was on this side.

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                  Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                  Some old advertising signs is still there:


                  Graffiti "artists" has had a field day all over the place. Not much of it "art", but at least this made a good point:


                  Windows have been broken all around:

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                    Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                    The Main door was open, so why not have a look inside:


                    The Music Lounge at the ground floor was too noisy for me, so I was not a frequent guest there:

                    The Front desk has collapsed.

                    The Japanese Restaurant on the mezzanine floor was very good at one time:

                    I had many good meals there with the former Owner, who fancied himself a bit of a gourmet cook and liked to give "advise" to the Japanese Chef.

                    I did not venture further than the main door, just in case the ghost was around, even in broad daylight. Besides I did not have a hard hat and steel toed booths on and the place looked in such a mess that that would have been advisable.

                    It is a pity to see this once "glamorous" hotel, where I must have spent months in total, in such a state. But such is politics in Malaysia, when a "king" falls everybody jump on him to bring him even further down.

                    I'm happy to say that the Government was eventually forced to pay for the hotel that they forcibly closed. They are stuck with the problem of what to do with it now.

                    The former Owner is still around, but he never visits Labuan any more, a place he once owned 70% off, and was the force behind the development of.
                    I have not had any contact with him for many years now, but with good memories from the time working with him, and staying in Hotel Labuan.
                    Last edited by ombugge; April 23rd, 2012, 07:22.

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                      Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                      I'll finish this report with pictures from afar, where you could almost think it was a working hotel, like I remember it:





                      This last picture is a few years old.

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                        Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                        Dear ombugge,

                        Thanks for feeding my fascination for abandoned buildings... I really can not explain why, but abandoned buildings are so fascinating.

                        The gigantic mall left abandoned to the weather would be an amazing backdrop for a fashion shoot, or a real proper professional shoot.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                          Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                          An abandoned farm in the area around Trondheim, earlier this winter:







                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                            Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                            A few more images from "Ormhaugen" ... the snake-hill...:







                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                              Moodful pictures from a farm where the time have stopped.

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                                Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                                Abandoned at NEDRE CHARLOTTENLUND, Trondheim:

                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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