Most of us do not remember these shophouses which located right behind the previous Rex cinema. During my youngster time when the cinema was still operating, one of these shophouses used to be a motorcycle parking. However since the closure of Rex cinema, the shophouses also lost its purpose in the middle of downtown & has been vacant for long time, as seen in an earlier post on November 2012. Looking at its poor condition, I always worry someone will demolish it for new development, just like the row of shop adjacent to it. However, despite feeling sad to see the shophouses are now only utilized as a platform for billboard, at least it will survive for some years. Hopefully one day in near future someone realize the value of this heritage building will endue it new life.