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Public realm in Asian countries fall behind their western counterpart partly because asian communities believe it or not were less independent of each other and partly economically each estate depend upon individualistic survival and economic rationale and framework. There had not been any common goal or shared necessity whether for pleasure or gain. There was little concern for everyones recreation and general consensus to reflect or for reflection, even less any desire or craving for any artistic, neither was there any pleasurable arts appreciation., not yet publicly or in public places. It was not yet organised for that sort of thing, as such. What was there nevertheless, were temple grounds, congregation gardens and ceremonial courtyards. There would be realms, but these are a necessary provisions for gathering of folks whose primary interest was to meet for trade and exchange of handiwork, crafts, goods and utility and wares. Public squares were often for their religious reasons, and meeting places were for oratorial and congregational purposes. and then they have the wet markets. In recent times, buildings have come to house them, but very slowly they become quite a mess. They could have been left there, in open space, without a roof. In residential or commercial development open space sadly were soon to disappear to make way for modern versions of that, we have the supermarkets and the public halls and air conditioned convention centers. Outside of these boxes were motorcycles lanes, highways and roads which has nothing more than 2 meter wide shoulders and utility belts. There are today few places and development which benefit public. Older towns had open space where women would meet to wash clothing, and young boys set up football fields and occasionally we find shops and eating places under big rain trees. Herein we find the true features of a sustainable villagehood and towns. It is from this model, like Malay kampung houses and villages, the correct scale, framework and rudiment maps for a modern but also functional community. Churches which once included beautiful gardens and grounds are today mere studios in poorly built shophouses, worse buildings with no public opportunity to gather and mingle. In Asia religious buildings are very old, or they are in modern times, not unlike public buildings, as in schools without any playing field or a tree to sit under, or a strip of grass to park the bicycle. Even art centers and cultural buildings like the opera house share nothing more than fire truck access lanes to its neighbour. Sadly few clients and public authority see benefits in planning for open space, and public realms. In our present days of the motorcar we find even less opportunities to experience our cities, and let alone to reflect upon our cities.

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