Friday, February 04, 2011

BF Classmates in Kuala Selangor and Sekinchan

Last Saturday some of the BF Classmates made a trip to Kuala Selangor and Sekinchan, the former to visit Bukit Malawati and the latter for seafood and a visit to the fishing villages.

Soo, Len and Li Ling. Summit of Bukit Malawati.

Mel and her D3000. (And an old friend of mine; the 55-200mm!)

Silvered Langurs (a.k.a. Silvered Leaf Monkeys) in a tree.

The Silvered Langur, Trachypithecus cristatus is a common monkey in the mangrove and riverine forests of Kuala Selangor.

In troops it resembles the Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) but it is nowhere near as aggressive.

We had a good time watching the monkeys, many of which were very photogenic; they must be used to all this tourist traffic.

It is said that the tram's 'nose cone' was designed by an uncle of Wai Loon's, who turned a wok, or kuali, over and attached it to the front of the tram.

The lighthouse on Bukit Malawati.

Silvered Langur and young, the fur of which is orange.

Group photo near the amphitheatre at Bukit Malawati.

Group photo, vertical.

Had some fun with the convex mirror. Cheapest way to get the fisheye effect!

A fishing boat pulls up along the river behind Loong Hua restaurant in Sekinchan.

Fishing boats, Sekinchan.

Fishing boat lashed by the wind and rain.

Fishermen mending their nets.

Empty pails, baskets and fishing containers.

In order to possess what you do not possess
You must go by the way of dispossession.

~ T.S. Eliot, 'East Coker'

For how can you be filled if you do not first empty yourself?

A fresh catch of fish and eels.

Mel watches as Phon sets up the camera for the group shot.

Motorcycle in one of the fishing warehouses overlooking the river.

An old man, probably a fisherman in his youth, who kindly obliged when I asked to take his picture.

They were serving free Old Town White Coffee (Hazelnut and Classic flavours) at a Petronas station on our way back.

The hot drink was perfect for a cold and rainy afternoon.


Mel said...

Great pics Ben! Oh and Happy Chinese New Year btw!

Anonymous said...

GOOD 1!!!!