Thursday, October 28, 2010

The scenic Kemasik Beach

The scenic Kemasik beach with its beautiful twin rocks
at the Kemasik river mouth is situated by an old fishing village
not far from Kerteh,the oil town of peninsular Malaysia.
The beach comes equiped with new beach facilities like food court,changing rooms and play ground~i wonder why they need that on a beach.
There is also fast food like KFC(at Awana Kijal),McD(at Kerteh)
and a new shopping mall(Mesra mall) not far away.


This narrow strip of beach separates the sea from the Kemasik river.





The ever changing shoreline of the beach.






The twin rock of Kemasik.


This rock looks like a dolphin surfacing.












Sand patterns on a low tide beach.



Plenty of boats park along the river mouth.












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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sunset at Tanjung Gemuk PD

Tanjung Gemuk beach is a short 500m long beach
where The Legend Water Chalet and Glory Beach Resort is situated.
Here are some shots i took while on a job in PD.






Jimah Power Plant and its jetty.






Two busy angler.






















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Monday, October 18, 2010

Rustic Sungai Lembing (the town)

Sungai Lembing was once upon the time the largest,longest and deepest
subterranean tin mine in the world until the collapse of the world tin market
forced it closure in 1986 after operating for 80 years
with total length of tunnel at 322km and the deepest point at 700m down.
This sleepy hollow town was revived as a tourist destination
a few years back thanks to great effort by the government
we can now see lots of local and foreign tourist visiting and
many empty shops and houses are converted into hotel and homestay.
Famous attraction of the town is of course the old mines,the Museum,Panorama Hill,
a private Crystal gallery,suspended bridge of Kolong Pahat,
Rainbow waterfall(accessible by 4WD) and Charas Caves not far away.











The Sg Lembing Museum.
The town and Panorama Hill in the background.


The old club house is now use as the municipal office.




Deserted street on weekdays.



The famous food stall of Sungai Lembing will be packed on weekends.



Public library.

The town's market.

An antiqued UMNO signboard.

A colonial era wooden house.

The old mines cinema,no more in use.






An old overhead crane of a workshop.


the suspended bridge at Kg Kolong Pahat.

The only Petrol Station in town,a mini Shell station.



A colonial era postbox is still in use, thanks to a petition by town folks.
Article from http://www.badanwarisan.org.my/buletins/apr_june07a.pdf

Post Box Saved!
Closer to home, a small committed group petitioned to save
their post box! In mid January this year residents of the small
town Sungai Lembing, Pahang, received the news that their
81 year old post box will not be removed. Townspeople had
objected when Pos Malaysia attempted to relocate the box to
its museum in Malacca. After discussions between residents
and Pos Malaysia it has been agreed that the box will be
moved to a more strategic location in the town. It will be
accompanied by an information board as there are thought
only to be two other such boxes in the country.


An old electrical pole,looks like the only one left.

Telephone booth.

The flood camera at the police station.

And this is the view that you will get from the camera.



Sungai Lembing Museum

The town,


Some of the hotels and homestays.



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