Where time stands still in JB city

JOHOR BARU - The faulty clock tower at Dataran Bandaraya here is a let down to many city dwellers as Johor Baru celebrates its 20th anniversary as a city.

The time stopped at 3.30pm on the four-faced clock and it has been like that for about two months.

It is peculiar as there is an on-going carnival at the foot of the clock tower in Padang Gelam to mark the event.

Johor Baru attained city status on Jan 1, 1994.

Lecturer Zuraihah Md Paiman, 36, hoped the Johor Baru City Council (MPJB) would rectify the problem as soon as possible because the city's reputation is at stake.

Prisons officer Mohd Rafizal Rozali, 30, said it was a joke among his friends that Johor Baru has a different time zone than other places in the country due to the clock tower.

College student William Chong Hang Wei, 23, suggested the MBJB replace the analog clock with a digital one to keep up with the times.

Meanwhile, MPJB public relations officer Aziz Ithnin said the council had been looking for spare parts but it was not an easy task since the clock is a limited edition.