Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Capturing Kenyir Lake



LAMBAIAN TASIK KENYIR.

Tasik buatan manusia ini terletak di Hulu Terengganu, dibina dalam tahun 1985 dengan mengempangi Sungai Kenyir. Tasik buatan manusia yang terbesar di Asia Tenggara ini luasnya 260,000 hektar mengandungi 340 buah pulau yang dahulunya puncak-puncak bukit. Dihuni oleh pelbagai spesis ikan air tawar dan hidupan-hidupan liar, kini telah berjaya dibangunkan sebagai kawasan eko pelancongan.

An artificial lake situated in Hulu Terengganu, created in 1985 by damming of Kenyir River. The largest man made lake in Southeast Asia with an area of 260,000 hectares. Home to numerous species of fresh water fish and wildlife. Contains 340 islands, previously hilltops. Successfully developed for eco-tourism.  




Map of Tasik Kenyir
                                                                                                    
2 Days 1 night with 3 main activities:

1. Herbal Garden.
2. Sungai Lasir.
3. Lubok Kejor.
                                                                                  

                                                                           On arrival

                                                                        Houseboats at Pengkalan Gawi Jetty


 


                                Our journey begins, cruising the crystal clear water lake



                                                                The First destination











                                    
 Heading for the next destination of the day.
Sungai Lasir for cool dip, swimming and stay overnight







Eye soothing waterfall and pool

Early next morning we  move to another activity and suppose to be most memorable.

The houseboat on the move

Combination of several houseboats turn to be a cafe.

....and the Kelah hunting begins


Narrow waterway forces us to travel by smaller boat




One has to travel on foot
to reach the place


crossing the hanging bridge

An obstacle, the fallen tree trunk.

Wading shallow stream and stony bank.


At last our task rewarded. A school of fish "ikan kelah" of various size gathers as soon as our feet touch the water. We are not allowed to cause even a light injury to the fish.



























By noon we left the sanctuary and headed for the jetty, back home with satisfaction.











Thursday, April 5, 2018

PERTH, the comfort city





 


PERTH bandaraya yang selesa.(PERTH, the city of comfort.)

Kami cetuskan lawatan santai ke Perth, Australia mulai 28.3.2018 hingga 1.4.2018.
Selamat sampai di lapangan terbang Perth di awal pagi 28.3.2018, sempat solat subuh di sini dan langsung ke penginapan di Thornlie. Rombongan kami terdiri dari 10 orang, 6 dari Kota Bharu, Kelantan dan 4 dari KL.

Saya amat bersyukur kerana bertemu dengan kawan sekuliah selepas 40 tahun berpisah.

The pax of 10 including me spent a holidays in Perth from 28.3.2018 till  1.4.2018. Safely landed at Perth airport early in the morning and was patched to Thornlie for a stay.

I was so grateful to meet an old U mate after 40 years of depart..

 At the Airport
Bersua selepas 40 tahun

Penginapan di Thornlie









Day 1 (28.3.2018): Kings Public Park and Botanic Garden,
 CBD, Blue Town, Blue Boat House and Bell Tower

Kings Public Park

Perth City in the background from Kings Park.
My spouse, local girl and the magpie







Old man and the old gum tree 
Perth City and Swan River
A row of gum trees

Admiring the unknown plant and flower
Swan River
known

CBD..Central Business District

  London Court is an open roofed shopping arcade located in CBD
built in 1937.

Shadowy pathway
The street busker rhythming
Rasa Sayang hey


London Court
Old man in the old section 
of the city


Blue City, Factory outlet




Blue Boat House in the Swan River 


Bell Tower or the Swan Bells are a set of 18 bells hanging
 in a specially built 271 ft high copper and glass. 







Day 2 (29.3.2018):  Pinnacles and Lancelin Sand dune

 Berkereta selama  2 jam dari Perth. 
Pemandangan yang amat unik dan satu keajaiban hasil hakisan dan timbunan angin.


Pinnacles ialah pemandangan darat batu kapur yang unik dan mengkagumkan terletak
di Nambung National Park.

Traveling into the arid land to reach the destination.

Pinnacles is an amazing limestone landscape.
Old man
and the old limestone stack.


















Lancelin and sand dunes


View from the top of the sand dune

Success! Ascending a 60ft sand slope
On the convex side of the dune




Lunch by the seaside. 
Comfortable place 
and facilities provided by the local authority



A flock of seagull eagerly waiting for waste food. 

Day 3 (30.3.2018): Apple farm, Mandurah cruise, Rockingham and Fremantle

Di ladang apple, buah lebat tapi tidak boleh dipetik sebab belum masak.
Abundant but not ready to be plucked


The giant sized chilly,
not hot but mildly sweet instead

Mandurah, sebuah bandar di selatan Perth, hanya 1 jam perjalanan. Petempatan tersusun cantik terletak di sepanjang terusan. Mandurah Cruise, selama 1 jam menyusuri terusan sambil menikmati udara bersih, air yang jernih dan memerhati gelagat lumba lumba liar dan burung burung.

  




Rockingham: Ramai masyarakat Islam tinggal di sini. Kami menunaikan solat Jumaat di sini dan mendengar kutbah dari imam yang berasal dari Singapura.

Myself and the Imam of the mosque.















Fremantle, a major port in Western Australia serves as the port of Perth, located at the mouth of Swan River. It's known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and early settlement and established 1829.

My spouse and the port in the background

The tour group at the port





The beacon in green 
Meet my ex student,
Rithauddin@mok yong






Left Fremantle by sunset and
managed to capture the scenery

Perth city by night, on the way back home


Day 4 (31.3.2018) : Caversham Wildlife Park and Swan Valley


Caversham Wildlife Park




The clumsy kangaroos


Myself (top), koala bear, the warden
and my spouse(bellow)












The group and the wombat
At the entrance




Swan Valley


In the chocolate factory(top)
and the product (below)


The grapes


Picking raisins

Masjid Swan Valley masih dalam binaan,
kami solat zohor di sini 



 Day 5(1.4.2108): Back to Malaysia



At the airport before check in.

PERTH a very nice place to spend our holiday. Mild and soothing temperature, polite citizens, cleanliness of the surrounding, amazing physical features,  good food and variety of delicious fruits comfort us through out the day. Hope to be here again soon.