Now I'm at Batu Feringgi to take some ocean air dan complete some writing. That's when I realised, the writing for the segment "Laksamana pulang ke Perak" for the coming latest edition of the Malay tabloid Kencana has been delayed for so long. Coincidently, Kencana's editor called to ask for news. So I was moved to complete the segment.
Thank God, after struggling with some cold and writer's block, I managed to complete the writing before 11 at night. The pictures needed are also in place, just needed to be sent in the best way possible... And so, under the circumstances, the Internet is the best way and that is why I chose to put the pictures as the latest update in this blogspot. Witness the few pictures taken in Muar early 2007... Go on...
Below are pictures taken near the Kampung Raja/ Pagoh junction. At the time, I was on the way to visit the tomb of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah (an ancient Melaka king). Coincidently, Pagoh is among the area badly hit by the extraordinary flood in Johore at the end of 2006. The pictures were taken in a condition when the flood had receded only 2 days ago.
Picture showing directions for junctions to Muar and Kampung Raja, also the tomb of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah.
A memorial containing information on the tomb of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah. Behind is the old mosque beside the tomb.
A bit of information on the tomb.
The tomb of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah. On the left is the tomb of Puteri Berdarah Putih (the white-blooded princess)
The hall in front of the mosque which serves as one of the flood relief centre
The river Bentayan with the Bentayan Food Court in the background
The small praying hall next to the fort of Bentayan
The memorial marking the fort of Bentayan, the last line of defence for the Malay Melaka Sultanate before losing the war to Portuguese in 1511.
Bentayan Food Court situated on top of Bentayan river. The man in the picture is actually standing right on top of the mouth of the Bentayan river!
This is how the Bentayan river-mouth looks like...