dauswq Publish time 29-3-2009 01:38 PM

The 10 most outrageous vanity projects

In his poem Ozymandias, Shelley famously describes the ruinof a colossal ancient statue, with a "wrinkled lip and sneer of coldcommand". He continues:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Many real-world egos have poured vast wealth into doomed projects. Here Times Money lists 10 of the most spectacular:
Pictured is a statue of Saparmurat Niyazov (see below), theTurkmen dictator whose monuments are being torn down just two yearsafter his death
                                                                                                                                 Naypidaw, Burma
Burma'sjunta shifted the country's capital from bustling Rangoon to a tract ofmalarial jungle in 2005 to "combat overcrowding". Much of the epic4,600km2 new city, named Naypidaw or "the abode of kings", remains asodden building site. Completed, however, are colossal gilded statuesof ancient kings, a military fortress complex and the private palacesof generals. No reliable figures are available, but the project isestimated to have cost around

dauswq Publish time 29-3-2009 01:39 PM

kenape la no.9 tu ade putrajaya:'( ......saje ke diorang ni

aku_EnSeM Publish time 29-3-2009 06:19 PM

ooops... putrajaya... :funk:

alphawolf Publish time 1-4-2009 10:56 AM

Saja la tu....ngabih2 duit pun jadi township baru dah.....
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