Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mesmerized by the Hunchback Rock.

A beautiful silhouette of the Hunchback Rock at sunset
is enough to leave me mesmerized for the rest of the day.
This is my choice for the best sunset view on Labuan Island.












According to local folk story,
The Hunchback Rock or 'Batu SiBongkok' in malay
is a rock said to resemble a hunchback man sitting in yoga position
who turned into stone after being touched by his wife during meditation,
apparently it's a taboo for him to be called or touched when he is doing his meditation.
It's situated about a km from Kampung Rancha-Rancha Laut
and can be reach during low tide.
Folk story on Batu SiBongkok in malay





It seems to be holding a plate with his hand.







The small stream which flows out from Kampung Ranggu.



A sea snake in the stream,if bitten an additional
rock will be in the making.









View Hunchback Rock in a larger map

23 comments:

Nick said...

very nice photos!

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Gosh, love the orangy color as the background of the sunset.

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Arham Md Ali said...

These pictures are nice Thomas. I ove the first two pictures.

caliph shuriken said...

wahh, nice sharing, bro.. i like da color of the sunset ^^

puteri kasih said...

lovely pictures bro..the sunset is beautiful :)

Cheqna said...

Beautiful sunset photos, love seeing others as I dont normally have the chance to be out during sunset or sunrise..so thank you for sharing.

The sea snake "lore" proven?..hehehe..

:-)

SandyCarlson said...

What a beautiful place!

syiela said...

suka sangat gambar sunset tu.. so beautiful ^_^

Faaein Talip Roy said...

As usual.. ur pictures always make me jeles la mr. Thomas..

nice pic's!.. love sunset.. =)

Cheqno said...

Scenery (photo 1-5 tu) yg slalu buat 'hati sayu'. Subhanaallah indah ciptaan Allah. nak bacalah folk story tu.. tapi...lain kali lah bah.. TQ 4sharing

Yee Ling said...

Feeling the tranquility but now when i saw the snake..hahhahahha

de engineur said...

Great sunset shots & mesmerising golden tones on the background. Good to know there's story behind the rock.

You in Labuan for another turbine assignment, Thomas? SESB?

awangshamsul said...

Nice pics bro... cantik gambar sunset tu. Tak try to monetize your pics?

btw, thanks for leaving comment at my website :)

thomas said...

de engineur,
not yet,maybe in Nov.

thomas said...

awang,
Monetize di mana? Shutterstock?

Faaein Talip Roy said...

tak jemu masuk blog ni.. sbab ada gambar pemandangan yang best2.. =)

eh.. saya baru perasan ada gambar ular.. ular tu tak mengganas ke mr.thomas?

awangshamsul said...

try http://www.bigstockphoto.com or www.istockphoto.com

i think your photos have the quality for it.

thomas said...

awangshamsul,
Thanks,actually i already register at Shutterstock but too busy to post,
anyway i will check the other two.

thomas said...

Faaein,
Taklah mengganas tapi kalau terkejut pasti ia mematuk.

LuPorTi said...

Wow. Nice sunset.

Icahbanjarmasin said...

Nice article I like it,salam ukhuwah dari INDONESIA.

Faaein Talip Roy said...

owh.. i see.. bahaya kalau ia mematuk.. berani juga mr.thomas ambil gambar dekat2.. huhu..

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