Eastwood is now unrecognisable
I would like to reply to Mark Newman’s letter “Reader’s views cause nausea” 11/10/17.
I have lived in the area for over 60 years and seen incredible change in regards to diversity and infrastructure, as you would expect in any society. Not all of it is good.
The essence of Eastwood changed over the last 20 years, slowly at first and then totally ramped up in the last few years to the point where it is unrecognisable as being an Australian suburban shopping centre precinct.
Last week I walked to the shopping centre for a particular item.
It will be the last time.
The only other vaguely Caucasian person I spotted was an elderly lady struggling in Woolworths.
Every other person was Asian, every shop & business is Asian, every sign is Asian (occasionally with English subtitles).
It is a battle to walk in the street as they do not observe the keep to the left etiquette, and many have no clue regarding spatial awareness strolling the streets four abreast holding hands, the spitting on the footpath is unbelievable, the shops are cluttered, the streets are cluttered, the side lanes stink, and the car park is appalling.
The Eastwood Shopping Centre we grew up with and improvements over the early years which enhanced the area have disappeared under a mire of Asian culture that is only appealing to Asians.
So be it, their plan worked, I’m out of here.
I suggest Mark Newman try being a pedestrian, or a driver, at Eastwood and see how well your opinion of “making Australia a wonderful country” stands up.