Sunday, October 5, 2008

Glimpses of another life

Sleepy towns, cats thriving on small jetties & blasting heat welcomed us to the region of Negeri Sembilan. We drove from Lukut to Linggi which bordered historical state of Malacca. A half day road trip which brought back many, many fond memories of my childhood.

Late morning snooze on the new Linggi River jetty.

Fishing boats underneath Linggi River bridge.

More fishing boats.

A young mudskipper sunbathing on a rusty, unused ladder.

The young ones turn into this big one, about 6 inches in length! Skimming the water in short dashes, they were as quick as lightning! (This is my first time seeing such huge ones!)

Rare small fishing huts still intact. Too hot to fish, the fishermen were sitting in the forefront, porch area mending their nets.

One of the many fishing boats tethered to the jetty area.

Rickety old wooden jetty, abandoned in favour of the new cement one we were standing on.

Another cat on another jetty. (Hutan Lipur jetty) It seems like there is a thriving community of solo cats on lonely jetties.

Fishing hut on stilts in the middle of the sea. It would've been interesting to hitch a ride to one of them but that's another experience for another time.

Chicken bred in coops.

Old arched corridors frame an old shop owner having his forty winks.

Faded but still ever so lovely tiles from the exterior of a shophouse.

Another view of the pretty tiles, peacock motif one this time.
chuckle* After getting back & showing the pix to my dad, I found out that I am related to the owners of this shophouse! What a small world it is indeed!

Blue-eyed siesta under a rusty old scooter.
I did not notice kitty's friends in the background till much later :P

Time for me to enjoy the rest of my Sunday!
Until next time!

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