Thursday, December 22, 2011

Remembering Tsunami 2004

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami which was caused by a magnitude 9.1~9.3
undersea earthquake took almost 300,000 lifes with Indonesia having the highest death,
followed by Sri Lanka,India and Thailand.
Malaysia recorded 68 death with Penang the hardest hit with 52 death
followed by 12 in Kedah,3 in Perak and 1 in Selangor.
A graffiti as a grim reminder of the tragedy at the coastal village of Kampung Masjid
on the dreaded day of 26 December 2004.
It is hope that with early warning system deployed
by the Malaysian Meteorological Department
loss of life in future mishaps will be minimized.



The Tsunami Monument at Kampung Sungai Muda made with boats damaged in the tragedy.


Beach front at Kampung Sungai Muda.



A hammock and stools lays waiting.







The damaged village have been fence up for the future generations to remember.






Meanwhile life goes on here after the villagers were relocated to a new homes further in land.
Scene of a night market gathering pace in the evening.





View Tsunami Monument of Kuala Sungai Muda in a larger map

Penang island suffered the most with 52 death
mostly picnickers and children playing on beaches.
At the idyllic Pasir Panjang beach of Balik Pulau,
Zulkifli Mohamad Noor lost 5 of his 7 children.








The Island of Pulau Betong.



The fishing village of Pulau Betong suffered damages too,
seen here is a newly constructed jetty.




14 comments:

Kamsiah said...

The tsunami’s effects are still fresh in the minds of many.....the lessons from it should not be lost.

de engineur said...

Tsunami aside, your captures are truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Cheqna said...

It was really a sad time indeed for everyone, our fellow Malaysians and esp. for those in Acheh. We were unaware of the tragedy as I'd been busy then preparing for a long journey when a relative from overseas called us and asked if we were affected.

During the journey I met some people from Acheh who when asked said they didn't know what had happened to their family..and they felt helpless.

syiela said...

December = tsunami.. semuanya dalam kenangan.. moga kejadian tidak akan berulang...

cantikla gambar... captures sharp sgt... tak jemu melihat!. thanks for sharing

afzalsukasuki said...

last year kitorang kursus jabatan kat sini la..haah dpt tengok.mmg tepi pantai tempatnya

Rad Sujanto said...

OMG... I saw the video and at first they were laughing at the 'big wave' after they realized it wasn't just a wave.

I think that is an interesting way of remembering the event by keeping the damaged houses and fencing them

Gaia Eos said...

its a sad event and memory ....I believe we should always learn from the worst so as to make the present & future better...man had and still took for granted nature but this event shows how the calm ocean can reveal to be such a killing calamity and hopefully people in this region will be more careful now...
peace to the soul of those people who met their end during this tragic event

ICAH BANJARMASIN said...

Nice article...relly I like U blog.

Seri Bahasa said...

with 68 deaths, malaysia should considered itself very lucky to escape from the full force of tsunami compares to her neighbours, indonesia and thailand...always with loving remembrance to those who perished during this tragic episode...

BlogS of Hariyanto said...

semoga kenangan ini semakin membuat kita lebih dekat kepada ALLAH SANG KHALIQ

EmpayarUtama said...

Nice sharing bro...

Cikgu Bada said...

nice picture

networker said...

I'll give you some bonus this Christmas.. :)

explorer said...

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.. I'll give you bonus.. :)

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