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retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
October 13, 2008 8:03pm

The prison walls seem so low now. When I was a kid, I used to see these as very high walls. The threatening sky with the hills in the background look like 'Mordor" in a scene from 'Lord of the Rings'.
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 55
October 16, 2008 10:19pm

I bet you they look high from the inside falcon
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
October 17, 2008 4:06am

Maybe you're right, Jim. They sure gave the wall a good paint job.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,603
September 21, 2009 5:26pm

An email from John Wynne (jonal8383@btinternet.com)


" hi.i was in the britsh army[ramc] 1960-1962 and was stationed at b.m.h[hospital] kamunting for 18 months/ made a lot of friends while i was out there and the locals use to tell me about all the political prisoners it had/ i must have passed the prison a few times .,but never seen the inside/ i have fond memories of kamunting/taiping/the hospital had a good football team and we played in your local league//i went back on holiday in1998 i was in penang so i hired a taxi for the day==i went on a tour i managed to go around bmh kamuntig[now a army camp[malayian] -lake gardens- war cemertery- went to the bottom of maxwell hill[i have walked up a few times when i was alot younger... i will never forget my time there and all the friends i made-- good-bye for now[keep out of jail ha-ha joking---j.wynne
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 55
October 19, 2009 4:23am

If you call the tune you must expect to pay the piper,I doubt there are too many innocent parties behind those walls



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