Art – Pantai Sepat, Kuantan

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Tanjung Sepat village is located about 10 km from Kuantan and is located on the way south to the royal town of Pekan. From Kuantan it is accessible via the road (bridge) at Tanjung Lumpur to Cheruk Paloh, and is an alternative way to the royal town of Pekan.

When reaching Tanjung Sepat Village, you’ll find that the place is serene and tranquil, a typical Malay fishing village. The houses there are far in between, separated by woods and swaying coconut trees. You can see domestic cows, herds of goats and sheep grazing all along the way.

The beach stretches for miles and you can see the waves of the South China Sea incessantly pounding the coast. Fishing boats can be seen far out in the sea, and there are some boats tied together at the beach.

Unlike beaches which slope to the sea for a few meters and then suddenly drop deep, the beach at Pantai Sepat seems to slope very gradually to the sea, and perhaps would be ideal for children to splash and swim as it poses no danger of a sudden fall in the water gradient.

However, structure of beaches are continuously changed by the waves and stormy seas, and since Sepat Beach faces directly the full might of the South China Sea, there is always the danger that strong waves might sweep fun-seekers off their feet.

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Art – Heavenly Light

Allah Creation

Sun Heats.
Earth warmed.
It Repeats.
Instruction performed.

Moon Glow.
Hard Rock.
Round it Go
Sun it Block. (In eclipse)

Stars Shine
Space Expand.
Absolute Design.
Universe at Grand.
(Impressive in Scale).

Earth Core
Upon it store.
Iron & More. (Gold, Copper, Silver, etc)
Mankind it’s For.

Sky Done. (In 7 layers)
Clouds Run.
Sun Gone.
Droplets Form.
Incoming Storm.
(Hurricane, Thunder & Lightning)

Rain Fall
River Tall.
Soil Wet.
Tiny Hole.
Seed Met.

Wind Blows.
Plants Grow.
Duration Slow.
Fruits Show.
Man Eat.
He Complete.

In Ocean
Fish Commotion.
Eyes Aware
Jumps in Air.
Cries Heard.
Gobbled Bird.

Deep Beneath
Water Sweet.
Water Salt.
Both Meet.
Barrier. Halt!

Ocean Seabed,
Shaken. (Earthquake)
Wave Ahead.(Tsunami)
Lives Taken.
We Dread.
Water Spread.(Flooding)

Powered Jaw.
Lions Roar.
It’s Paw,
Sharp Claw.
Flesh Tore.
Blood Gore.

Wind Blew,
Upon a Few.
Flies Flew.
Wing’s Spread.
Soon Dead!

Slimy SnaKe.
Near a Lake.
Strikes Venom.
Humans Make
Cure From ‘em.

Sudden Abrupt.
Mounted Vault.
Volcanoes Erupt.
Rocky Basalt.
Stones Pelt.
Ash Smelt.

Mountain High,
Up the Sky.
Your Eyes,
Cannot Lie.

Heart Beat,
Smoothly Neat.
Baby Sleep,
In Tummy Deep.
Pain Felt. (In labour)
Heart Melt.(During Birth)
Love Spelt.

Design Unique
Words Speak (In Quran).

Allaah’s Command
We Prostrate.
Every Land.
Every State.

The Grand Designer
Of Superb Nature.
Allaah They Obey,
Night & Day.
Nature At Play.

By SparkaPoet Shocks (Shohima Rahman)

Jonker Walk Melaka

The site where the city of Malacca stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malacca Sultanate and was the centre of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century after the Malays moved over from Sumatra and was the most prosperous Entrepôt and city of the Malay Archipelago before it fell to the hand of Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British as well as development of Straits Chinese (Peranakan) culture have influenced the architecture of the town, notably the Portuguese A Famosa, Dutch Stadthuys, and the Dutch, Chinese and British influenced traditional town houses.

Since the founding of Singapore in 1819, Malacca has been in decline as its port was silting up and Singapore and Kuala Lumpur have grown. Over the years, many Malaccans have moved to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital.

After World War II, anti-colonial sentiment developed amongst Malay nationalists which led to negotiations with the British and eventually the announcement of Independence by Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, at the Padang Pahlawan (Warrior’s Field) at Bandar Hilir, in Melaka on 20 February 1956.

Most tourist attractions are concentrated in its small city centre which encompasses Jonker Walk which houses Malacca’s traditional Chinatown that exhibits Peranakan architecture. A Famosa Fort, St. Paul Hill are among the tourist attractions located in the Bandar Hilir, old city area. There are also numerous shopping centres located nearby. The Malacca Straits Mosque is located here. There are numerous islands which include Pulau Upeh near Klebang Beach (currently undergoing reclamation works) and Pulau Besar.

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A night in Kuantan

Kuantan in the first century was a part of Chih-Tu empire. In the 11th century, this piece of land was conquered by another small empire called Pheng-Kheng before being taken over by the Siamese during 12th century. During the 15th century, Kuantan was ruled by the Malacca Empire.

Kuantan is said to have been founded in the 1850s. The word “Kuantan” was mentioned by Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir (Munshi Abdullah) circa 1851/2 as below:

…On Thursday night came a boat from Kuantan. Then they told the ship’s crew there’s a pirate ship atTanjung Tujuh, forty of them and at Pulau Kapas, and as well at Pulau Redang; it was spotted by two Kuantan boats and they set off…

In its early days, it was known as Kampung Teruntum (Teruntum Village). The village was situated at the mouth of Teruntum River which is in front of the current hospital and it was established by Haji Senik and his followers in the 1850s. Early primary economic activities included fishing and small businesses. The main evidence of the establishment of the village is the cemetery that is situated near Taman Esplanade in front of the current Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan.

Towards the late 19th century, arrival of Chinese miners and traders saw the establishment of a township in Kuantan and also nearby tin mining areas such as Gambang and Sungai Lembing. Similar to what occurred in other states in Peninsular Malaysia, rubber plantations attracted Indian settlers as well.

The sinking of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse took place off the coast of Kuantan on 10 December 1941.SOURCE

 

ART – Rantau Abang

Rantau Abang is a small village located in Terengganu, Malaysia. While itself a very small village, Rantau Abang is most noted for its Leatherback Sea Turtle nesting. Every year during the summer months (usually May through August), the turtles come ashore and lay their eggs.

While a noted tourist spot, the number of sea turtles that lay their eggs has severely decreased in recent years. It has been estimated that during the 1950s, over 10,000 of these turtles called the beaches on Rantau Abang their home. Recently the local government have declared these turtles extinct as no turtle landings have been sighted for quite some time. The biggest reason for the decline has been poachers who take the turtle eggs and sell them in local villages as turtle eggs are a local delicacy. The Turtle and Marine Ecosystem Centre has been set up in Rantau Abang to spearhead conservation efforts.- SOURCE

 

GUILLEMARD BRIDGE

Guillemard Bridge was officially opened by HRH Sultan Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad IV in 1925. The bridge was named after the British Governor and High Commissioner for the Straits Settlement at that time,  Sir Laurence Guillemard. Construction works for this railway bridge began in 1920 and was completed in July 1924.

In December 1941, in order to prevent the advancement of the Japanese army, this bridge, which then supported both trains as well as road vehicles, was deliberately destroyed by the British Armed Forces, who later retreated south to Kuala Krai. But the ruined bridge was later reconstructed, and opened again for traffic on September 7, 1948.

Today, this railway bridge is used only for trains, and makes up part of the ‘jungle railway’ line that runs from Tumpat in the north, to Gemas in the south (in Negeri Sembilan). SOURCE

Hidden place of Lata Rek, Kuala Krai Kelantan

Lata Rek is more a cascade than a waterfall. But a very powerful cascade over the full river width of about 100 meter. The impression of the site will depend strongly on the amount of water. Source

This part of Lata Rek is excluded from the outsider and a privilege for the locals. A small “kampung” where the community lives in harmony with the river.