GEORGE TOWN – Many buyers of the affordable housing scheme at the landslide site in Tanjung Bungah were still in a state of shock over what had transpired over the weekend.
Certain buyers told theSun that they do not know their next move after they purchased the units at the project site.
The developer was allowed to advertise and market their units after they obtained the necessary permits last year.
The project calls for the construction of a 50-storey high rise apartment with some 900 of the units up for sale in an affordable housing scheme.
However, the fate of the buyers are now in limbo and there is much uncertainty.
They are afraid that it would become an abandoned project following the landslide tragedy which claimed the lives of 11 construction workers.
A bank staff known as Leow, 30, told theSun that he would personally want to forgo the unit he had bought priced from RM300,000.
The disappointed Leow said he had discussed with his family and he had been given the green light to do so despite paying more than RM10,000 deposit few months ago.
“Feng shui here has also been affected,” he said, hoping to at least obtain a refund from the developer.
Concurring with him was Andy Lee, 35, who said that he will continue servicing his loan for the unit that he bought but his family has advised him not to move in.
According to Chinese customs, he said that many buyers will not be keen to stay after fatalities or a disaster happened.
“Let’s see how it goes first,” he said.
It is a common belief for the Chinese community to believe in feng shui especially when buying a new home.
However, another unit buyer, known as Wei Loon, begged to differ saying he will stick to his decision to invest here.
The developer has continued to ignore calls from the media on the matter. – The Sun