The following day, Saturday, after going around to a number of places in Kuala Kangsar we went south the small town of Parit. Lying besides the Perak river you could see an island called Chempaka Sari... or rather Pulau (island of) Chempaka Sari.
It was built to allow the locals to get to the villages on the other side. Otherwise they have to get to the main bridge 7 km or so to the north meaning to get from the villages to Parit they have to travel no less than 14 km, that is 7 km up north to get to bridge, 7 km down south to get to town. And that's just one way. A return trip would take around 30 km of travel!
A look to the north or rather upriver as I walked across. The land you see on the left is actually the island of Chempaka Sari, narrow but long.