Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bintulu- Trip to Sebauh and Kg Pandan.

The Kemena river greeds us as soon as we arrived to Sebauh
which is about 30 minutes drive from Bintulu.
We went there on a quiet Hari Raya Haji day, i call it our opportunist rest day
because there isn't any flight tickets left to KL until the 28th.



The ship temple is on an island in the middle of the river.
There are many stories of how the temple was first build
but i haven't heard a real good one yet.







The old wooden shops of the town.






The passenger jetty and river fuel station of the town.









We then went on a boat ride across the river to the temple,
RM4 for a 2 way 3 minutes ride.







The small boat we took.














The frontal view of the temple,does it looks like a ship?

























Edward and Durai are the other two who followed this time.













The praying area at the rear of the temple.








A photo while waiting for the boatman to come,he did't seem to hear us.



Solar panels supply electricity to the temple at night,
quite advance considering the remoteness of the area.



A big tank collects rain water for the taps at the wash basin and toilet.



An abandoned house in the town.



This old wooden house looks like a former goverment office.

The row of wooden shops facing the river.








View Sebauh in a larger map


A shop house across Sungai Pandan at Kampung Pandan further up the road from Sebauh.

















View Kampung Pandan in a larger map


An award winning long house, RH Bana on the road to Sebauh.




This long house is supplied with piped water and electricity.




A short tar road leads to the long house.




RH Bana.



Padi is planted right in front of the long house.



Some bushes beside the long house,that is what there is left of any jungle
that ones upon the time covered the area.




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