There were quite few things the contractor didn’t do properly. His workers use very little cement to hold the bricks. There were many small holes gaps between the bricks. I could see the light glares through the small holes. I suppose they are trying to save cement (cost).
To most contractors as long the bricks are cemented it is considered done, anyway they would plaster it both side (inside and outside), why worry about those unfilled gap holes between bricks?
To me I see it differently. If the gaps are not filled properly then the hot air would goes thru these holes and reaches the other side of the wall. In other words though there are 2 layers of brick of approximately 9” thick but if there are air pockets in it, it defeats the purpose of double bricks.
After inspecting the site, I advised the contractor to do what is necessary and hope that he would follow.
Later on we went for Tea at nearby a coffee shop. Initially the contractor had wanted to take us to a restaurant sighted that there are plenty of delicious and famous dishes there. I am not tempted. I am keener on how he should improve his works.
I frankly told him that I had traveled to many places and had eaten all sorts of “exotic food”, perhaps next time. I told him I am not here for good and delicious foods but to work, even I have flu.
With that message we ended up in a coffee shop that only sells nothing but Pau. He ordered few Paus for us. That was the day I have most Paus, look at the bright side it is good for my throat and flu.
After that we headed back to K.Bharu as my flight departure at 9pm ++. I wouldn’t want to miss my flight. It has been a phobia for me since I missed my flight to Phuket Last year. It was a return ticket that I had bought.
While in K.B I managed to take few photos of Bhs there. Surprisingly at 7.20pm there were not many birds roaming the sky as before. I told Mr.W this cannot compare to places like Taiping, Setiawan, K.Trengganu,etc.
Mr. W agreed, he said the birds seem to have flown inland. I told him this would happen sometimes probably due to sudden weather change. It shall not be long before the birds return. If they don’t then this is a major migration and it is not good for Bhs in K.Bharu.
Usually during the monsoon period birds would migrate to inland but now it is too early. Never mind we shall observe and see what happens next.
There’re quite many Bhs around K.Bharu which are from those old pre-war building and most of them are quite successful. It may looks like a new well painted building but it is an Old pre-war building, just like a makeover with new dress.
They are encapsulated, outside the building the walls are plastered well and look modern but inside remain the pre-war origin. This the secret!
Shall be visiting the site again, perhaps next month.
Good Swiftlet farming All!