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a fishing rod and a camera..

In the evening, yesterday, i drove up to Pulau Indah.

I wasn’t really sure of any particular spot of where i wanted to go or do any specific activity. I have actually been to most parts of the island for countless of times. Not sure either to go for  fishing or taking pictures.

By the end of it i brought along both a fishing rod and my camera, 2 in 1. hehe

I stopped over at the Telok Nipah Fishing Jetty to check things out. There was a quite a number of people fishing at the jetty. Thought of joining them but when I looked at the  fishing rod and tackles, it seems there was still ‘work’ needed to be done. I need to construct a leader line and knot down the hook.

It will be easier if i just look around. And so i took out the camera instead, walk around and took some pictures.

After the fishing jetty i drove down back towards the bridge that connects the island and the mainland. Beside the main bridge there was also another bridge for the railway track. I have notice for quite a while of its existence but yet to see a train crossing it. The bridge for the railway track has then become a fishing spot for many anglers to get farther to the sea.

To get there i need to climb a retaining wall and some good samaritan has constructed a natural ladder by nailing some woods in between branches on a tree beside the wall.

 

From the bridge for the the railway track i was able to see some angle of the engineering shipyard and some portion of the South Port. i took time looking around and taking some pictures before driving back for home.

 

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saigon after dark..

1/2/1968

South Vietnam National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes suspected Viet Cong member Nguyen Van Lem, on the second day of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War.

On 31 January 1968, the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong launched a large-scale offensive attacking most major cities in South Vietnam simultaneously. The attacks came as a complete surprise for both the South Vietnamese Army and the American Army, as the Vietnamese Lunar New Year holiday of Tet had just begun, and a ceasefire had been announced for the duration of the holiday. Within a day, the streets of Saigon, a presumed safe hold, had turned into a battlefield. It would take the South Vietnamese Army and the American forces two weeks to regain control of the city.

The photographer Eddie Adams reported that after the shooting, Loan approached him and said, ” they killed many of our people and yours too” then walked away.

That was then , nearly 50 years later.. In late March 2017 a group of Malaysian flew over to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) on a company sponsored trip.

They tasted Vietnam black coffee, visited the war museum and cruised the Mekong river.

When the sun in Saigon has set itself for the day this group of people will then click on to their buddies and together they turn frenzy at the shopping streets.

Somehow there are always items seems still missing from the list and needed to be bought before flying home despite spending all the 3 nights at the Duong Nguyen An Minh aka the Malaysia street. If you runs out of VND you can always use the RM alternatively.

In Duong Nguyen An Minh if  you accidentally stepped on someone’s toes it is mostly likely be the toes of a Malaysian Makciks.

The Vietnam war ended some 40 years ago, yet its aftereffects remains visible until today. Despite the agonies of the war onto its people, the Vietnamese seems to have moved on.

And this young man probably a 3rd generation of post-war is happy to obliged  for a pose together when we visited the Cu Chi Tunnels.


jom kita berlabuh..

The states of Perak, Pahang and Trengganu are promoting tourism visits to their respective state simultaneously in this year 2017.

While Pahang’s effort is quite noticeable on TV, Perak with their heavy tagline world of wonders.. however seems too quiet though ..

At the beginning of the year Trengganu just could not be seen emphasizing this agenda as they are coping to a more urgent matter ie the flooding in the state. But the Englishman conversing in fluent local dialect  Mat Dan Kaki Jalan is gaining tremendous popularity as an unofficial ambassador for the east coast state.

In fact all the three states are facing similar predicaments. The flooding not only affected the three states but also to other areas in the states like Selangor and  even Johore.

And we are already nearing the end of first quarter of the year, i guess i better check how they fare ..and nobody is going to pay me for doing that.

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Introducing my own humble hometown…

Some sceneries captured around Port Klang.

 


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