The city of Penang seen from the ferry. And as usual, there's the Komtar building in the picture, the tallest building in Northern Malaysia...
Suddenly an artistic feel came... Breathing the windy air watching the waves and the going-ons as the ferry ply the route can make one rather creative with the angles. So how? Not bad eh?
Another attempt to be artistic. Perhaps the picture would look better if both men are of the same height?
After arriving at the mainland, I got the bus to my next destination which is Kuala Muda, a place said to be among those affected by the November 26th Tsunami of 2004 although not as bad as that in Aceh. No sir... Here in Malaysia, there is no human casualty what more to run to as much as 200,000 deaths as at that country on the northern tip of the Sumatera island... Only the difficulty caused by destruction of infrastuctures including homes. Anyway, as it turns out, the Kuala Muda which I went to that day is still within the confines of the state of Penang. Seen in the background is the island of Penang.
Look to the north and one would see Gunung Jerai in Kedah, a beacon that 'lights' up the way of traveller for ages...
The fishermen's landing point across the river... The Kedah part is also pretty idylic seen from here...
An artistic angle of the estuary, at least that's what it looks to me and as can be snapped using a cheap digital camera without wide view...
Hmm... This sort of scenery never fails to remind me of my childhood in Muar... Sigh...
And of course the boats. Never fail to have a look at the boats and the landing points when in a fishing village. Beats the point of going to one when you have not seen the activities around.
Ah... This piece wraps up the stories on Penang and also a session of writing in Ipoh, Perak starting yesteday that covers a total of 7 stories on parts of a rather long travelling session which started December last year. Ah... The relief of letting out. Now I'm ready to go to my next destination for the current travel, Teluk Intan, my father's hometown.
Hmm... Maybe I should add a story or two on my bi-lingual blospot SENI LAMA MELAYU (MALAY OLDEN ART) too. As for further additions to this blogspot, wait for my next wave of inspiration ya, take care!
" Here in Malaysia, there is no human casualty what more to run to as much as 200,000 deaths as at that country on the northern tip of the Sumatera island..."
This is the birthplace of my late grandfather Tengku Daie ibn Tengku Saleh. And some people did die in the tsunami in that area. Kg Tepi Sungai had several casualties, as a kenduri ceremony was swept by the waves..
Wassalam Don. Thanks for making the correction. That's why the comment section exists. Often I just have too much on my plate as I shift from place to place and write about it while juggling with other things.
If there is better information or I've made a mistake I'm glad to be corrected. If I don't agree, I will double check with other sources or even the same source one has quoted and see if I've made a mistake. In this case I've obviously missed the fact that Malaysians have died too. Thank you again for pointing this out. :]
It's always good to be in contact with people who research things academically. In case of non-consensus, we don't swear to each others. My experience with fairus of jejakwaris has been also very good.
Hope to maintain the academic and open approach among all of us the 70+ gen in search of our roots and our own selves....
I might be a descendant of Long Gaffar from my great grandfather Tengku Saleh and of Kedah's line from my great grandmother, reinforced when my grandfather married my grandmother of Tengku Desa family. The Kedah's line has been confirmed..still working on the kelantanese part.. although some recent findings have been pointing very signifivantly to the Long gaffar family.
You could check some of the "scrambled" data in my blog, alamak, quite shameful as mine is not even 1% of yours.. :)
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