Friday, May 30, 2008
Bertempat di Istana Budaya, satu persembahan musikal P.Ramlee telah diadakan dengan begitu gah sekali.Ternyata,kesungguhan kumpulan kreatif yang ditunjangi oleh Adlin Aman Ramli diterjemahkan di dalam teater ini.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Chinese are the main ethnic on this island - since the founders of this island according to history were three Chinese fishermen way back in 1870's.
~The infamous Fire Brigade Building, coupling as an "arch" welcoming visitors on the main street
Bicycles would be the main transportation mean on the dry area, otherwise, boats are used to travel around the island and commuting between the villages.
Though famous for its Chinese cultural celebrations, there are Chinese Muslims (converts) on this island, a unique minority.
~Uncle Mohamad Ong Abdullah, a Chinese Muslim of Pulau Ketam
holding up a crab for sale on the main street
Monday, May 26, 2008
An old man having his relaxing time in front of the house, watching people goes by in everyday life and their is not much you can do when you're living in Pulau Ketam.
This boy is actually playing hide and seek with his friend, peeping constantly behing the door, i just waiting for the right moment to shot this.
This fisherman is knitting his net, fisherman is a main job for this island due the location is far from mainland which is 45 minutes away by boat and the nearest jetty is in Pelabuhan Klang (Port Klang).
Saturday, May 24, 2008
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
The island has gained worldwide recognition as a centre for traditional boat making. The boats are built without the use of blueprints or plans. Everything was done by hand and surprisingly, there were few modern equipment used. It’s true indeed that they don’t use a single blueprint or plan to build a vessel, be it a giant trawler or a luxury yacht destined for foreign shores!All a master craftsman needs to know is the type and size of vessel. He then draws on his vast experience and photographic memory to begin his work. Even in this day and age, well-worn traditional tools like axe, saw, plane and hammer are the main tools of the trade.
Boat builders prefer to make use of the local high quality Cengal wood (neo balanocarpus), Penaga wood (mesua ferrea) for the dowels. Kulit gelam (tree bark-melaleaca leucadendron) is used for caulking, the water proof packing pressed between the planks. The Cengal wood planks were left under sun for several months before use. This rendered Cengal wood lighter, easier to work and less liable to warp.
Normally boat builders take about two years or tree years to finish their job and the costs to finish the boat around RM 2 billion to RM 3 billion, depends on boat size, woods and any special request. Feel free to visit Pulau Duyong before all the herritage gone .
Monday, May 5, 2008
“Pontianak” is one of the most famous, scariest and violent ghost in the Malaysian culture. Primarily, the Malays believe that it originates from a still born child, women who dies while giving birth, women who were killed by the pontianak or their spirits captured by them. The phrase “Pontianak” was believed from the acronym of “Perempuan Mati Beranak” in the Malay language, meaning the woman death by childbirth.