Time And Tide Wait For No Man or Woman

Time And Tide Wait For No Man or Woman.

At the seaside of Tanjung Sepat, the rustic old wooden jetty was gone, to my surprise and disappointment.

It is being replaced by a 300m long, RM 3.2 million modern pier jutting out into the Straits Of Malacca. It had little character from a photographer’s standpoint. It was reported that the frail old wooden one collapsed. I did feel nervous when I walked on it previously.

Time and tide wait for no man or woman with a camera. I suppose progress, change and modernization are inevitable. There may be dark clouds ahead though, both metaphorically and visually as captured with irony by this pic. I think the gloomy sky represents sadness too.

I was told that the home grown industry is on the decline. As with many small towns, many youths left their hometown to seek better prospects elsewhere. No one can stop the march of time.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f22, 1/250 sec.

#tanjungsepat #jetty #fishing #sea #smalltown #selangor #landscape #sky #clouds #pier

Peaceful Easy Feeling

Loved how serene the swampy coastline and the mangrove stumps appeared near the Persatuan Sukan Layar Selangor (Sailing Sports Association). Soothing in every way.

“I like the way your sparkling earrings lay,
Against your skin, it’s so brown.
And I wanna sleep with you in the desert tonight
With a billion stars all around”

Peaceful Easy Feeling was a song recorded by The Eagles in 1972. They don’t write songs like this anymore.

Last I heard this song was while driving fom Kluang to Kota Tinggi with Ken Chia many years ago and listening to Singapore’s Gold 905 FM on the radio. The station from Caldecott Hill can be listened online from anywhere in the world today.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f20, 1/250 sec.

#beach #mangrove #landscape #seaside #mangrove #landscape #coast #goldcoast #selangor #gold905 #singapore #eagles

Saturday Afternoon Painting Of The Village Grocer.

Melons and bananas liven up a drab corner. It was through this corner village grocer or mini market Lian Ho that I managed to trace the name of the street as Jalan Besar.

While I was satisfied with the original street view or documentary view, I felt I can turn it into art. It was the ragged wooden kiosk or cart that gave it so much character.

I ran the image through Smart Photo Editor’s Photo Art Filter to make it painting or art like. This is for my painting, sketching and artist friends such as Lim Chin Han, Merilyn PL Ng and Johnny Ong Kki.

By the way, anyone knows what are those yellow melons? I was thinking maybe they are golden honeydew melons. It was listed as RM 9 per kg for medium sized ones.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f11, 1/250 sec.

#fruitshop #fruits #bananas #melons #tanjungsepat #stall #streetphtography #smartphotoeditor #art #painting #smalltown #village #grocer #travel

Generic Main Street, Fishing Village.

We drove into this street in Tanjung Sepat by accident. It was very long and is flanked by wooden shops on both sides. My first reaction was “I have only seen such long streets in Cambodia” Alex who recently returned from Cambodia. nodded his head in agreement.

I think it was the seemingly endless Charles de Gaulle Boulevard in Phnom Penh Cty that I rode a motorbike on. Could be another, It was confusing. No romantic colonial name here though. Just plain vanilla Jalan Besar – a common or generic Main Street name in many small towns in his country.

It was the main street of the village, I suppose. Now the village has grown into a town via other parts. Tip: I could still retrospectively find the street name as I captured a shop’s signboard with a name alone. Googling the grocery shop led to an address.

Fascinating that you can buy just about anything under the sun at one of the shops here. There were also temples and churches. Unlike Cambodia, bikers without helmets zoomed about here like many villages in Malaysia.

Photography Tip: Shooting through a car’s front windscreen can destroy the camera’s white balance. The colour balance will be altered by subtle factory glass tinting not visible or apparent to our eyes as we get used to it after a while. A little post processing can fix it usually.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f16, 1/250 sec.

#smalltown #village #mainstreet #tanjungsepat #landscape #cambodia #streetphotography #street #road #rural

A Little Piece Of Forgotten History.

A marker or stone was erected in 2015 to commemorate the 70th year anniversary of the landing of the British Indian Army. The landing of the 46th Indian Beach Group on 9 Sept 1945 took place here in Morib beach. The memorial stands silently in a shower of thorny conifer-like cones or seeds from the Casuarina or Rhu trees.

There were 42,651 personnel, 3,968 vehicles and 11,224 tons of stores, says this stone marker. Like many historical landmarks in Malaysia, little other information is provided on site, except to deepen the mystery, leaving the visitor grasping for more.

Current generation know so little about our shared military history with Britain, Australia and India. The Indians, including many Sikhs, came to our shores to help repel the invasion by the tanks of the invading Japanese Imperial Army. Many foreigners fought for us, defending our land and died gallantly in battle.

Am honoured to stand before this World War 2 memorial paying tribute to the many brave foreign soldiers who sacrificed their lives.

#morib #seaside #beach #ww2 #memorial #goldcoast #history #roadtrip