Most of the buildings in Old Town are reaching a century old. The civilian shop houses are not as lucky as the civil grand structures such as Town Hall & Railway Station that are duly maintained. Deteriorating heritage buildings are everywhere in Old Town while many had been torn down & replaced by new one. Most of the remaining are also not in good shape. When standing close to one, I find it was indeed finely made, finer than many modern structures in town. By looking at the present trend, I am not confident that the same scene in this photo will be available few years down the road.