Sharon Teo (https://www.facebook.com/seaDevilyn) who shared her Fraser's Hill pics for my feature recently has some great pics of Pulau Tioman too. I have covered all the three highland resorts of Genting, Fraser's and Cameron's. Use Site Search or Hotel Search at http://www.mycen.my/. Let's go to the ocean.
I love this landscape pic of Kuala Terengganu. I originally captioned it as "Stand By Your (Headless) Man" as per the country song. It was breezy yet dark and depressing.
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Exploring Kuala Terengganu.
Nor Huda Mohd Izam was talking about hotels in Kuala Terengganu. I told her I'll put together a page on KT as I have not done a dedicated page as yet. Creating the page was wonderful as the images brought back so many fond memories.
Memories Of Labour. I wrote recently about Kota Kinabalu being the sunset capital of the world, particularly from the beaches of Tanjung Aru. On peninsular Malaysia, we have what may be the Sunrise Capital. The sunrise are consistently glorious.
People caught without food were spared from looking at the lavish and sumptuous meals posted continuously by some unaffected west coast Instagrammers.
In my years of covering the monsoonal floods, I have come to admire how resilient the kampung folk are. They are used to the annual calamity and they adapt as best as they can.
An Indian grocery shop man drying goods that are salvageable. Most of the other goods inside the shop are permanently damaged.
Gotta love Temerloh people. Everywhere I go, from flooded villages to the suburbs to town, I am greeted with a warm smile. Not to make less of their sufferings but I think they are such resilient people. Exuding sunshine under the dark clouds.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 200, f4, 1/400 sec.
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Picking Up The Pieces.
One of the many unsung victims of the floods are the small independent businesses. Not many shops are insured or can insure against such natural disasters. The damages for each shop can exceed millions of ringgit.
At this electrical shop, this young man is trying to salvage whatever that is left. He is wiping and brushing mud off a LED bulb, hoping to sell it cheap. He can't test it now as this part of town is still without electricity.
Sweet Couple On The Road To Lake Bera.
The road from Temerloh to Tasik Bera in Jerantut has become a lake itself. What I found really inspiring and humbling here is the spirit of the people.
Despite the debilitating hardships, everyone remained friendly,courteous and ever ready to smile when they see a stranger with a camera.
Every resident I spoke to, voluntarily shared their harrowing story or take on the devastating floods.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 800, f4, 1/400 sec.
She was referring to the giant alphabets ravaged by the flood waters. Watching the fast flowing and swollen Pahang River is both hypnotic and scary.
Among the small crowd of silent onlookers was a local fisherman standing on my other side. He explained that the overflowing of the river was the main cause of flooding at the riverine town. It didn't rain that much, he noted.
The mighty Pahang River is the longest river in Peninsular Malaysia and Termeloh is a stopover town for the tidal rush from the mountains during the monsoon of the North-East.