The Old Jetty In Tanjung Sepat, 10 Years Ago.

Love the power of social media networking. My long time Instagram follower @jaschintaz sent me an old pic of her wedding day at the old jetty in Tanjung Sepat, 10 years ago! What a sweet couple, weren’t they? Her husband CS is a native of the town. If you remember, I mentioned that the old jetty collapsed. See how charming the old jetty was albeit being quite rickety then. Thanks Jas for sharing. Now my story about the new and old jetties is complete. See my earlier post about the new jetty titled “Time And Tide Wait For No Man Or Woman”.

#tanjungsepat #jetty #fishing #sea #smalltown #selangor #landscape #pier #wedding #tbt

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

Golden Sands Of Desaru

I first went to Desaru on a leisurely, unplanned roadtrip, maybe 20 years ago, with Ken Chia and a bunch of other friends. We went via Kota Tinggi waterfall and I remember Desaru as very deserted. Desolation is a rare charm nowadays, though.

It is still relatively quiet and lonely. I like it this time on this second trip with Sharon. It was quite idyllic and beautiful. Desaru is near the southern tip of the peninsular facing the former South China Sea.

The shadows of the palm trees and casuarina trees were like paintings on the golden sands and it was tricky capturing it. We were standing on a ledge and needed to keep our own shadows out of the way. The beach was surprisingly litter free for a weekend getaway destination.

Olympus OM-D ISO 200, f10, 1/500 sec.

#jb #johor #desaru #beach #seaside #landscape #landmark #travel #coconuttrees #sand #horizon #sky #tourism #malaysia

Our Own Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I want to take ya
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don’t we go, Jamaica

Off the Florida Keys, there’s a place called Kokomo
That’s where you want to go to get away from it all
Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand
We’ll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo

~ The Beach Boys

From the Pasir Gudang Kite Flying site, we drove down to isolated Desaru beach where Sharon indulged in her favorite macro photography on the beach. I just enjoy the view; the peaceful casuarina trees, the swaying palms, the gentle pounding of waves and the fine sand on my feet. This is life! Didn’t we get enough wind at Pasir Gudang? Haha.

Not many girls will enjoy macro photography because one needs to get one’s hands and knees dirty. It is tough work plus most girls dont like looking at bugs upclose.

Olympus OM-D ISO 200, f8, 1/500 sec.

#jb #johor #pasirgudang #kitefestival #desaru #beach #seaside #landscape #macro #kokomo

The Earth Laughs In Flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the old and strange area behind Loke Yew that is Jalan Jubilee (named after King George V’s Silver Jubilee in 1935, presumably ), I saw a quaint cottage with its roof acting as a flower trough. Looked so lovely.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 320, f16, 1/100 sec.

#flowers #roof #house #streetphotography