Previous Unloads:

2013 Mar 3: The Lagoon of Merang

2012 Dec 31: The Band Has One Last Song to Play

2012 Dec 3: Degree Conferment in Dec

2010 Apr 25: Receding from the Sea

2010 Mar 28: To the Bornean Land Below the Breeze

2010 Feb 28: On the Beach of Kijal

2010 Jan 17: To the Bornean Land of the Hornbill

2009 Nov 10: Dedicated to My Teacher, CheGu Ghazali Hanafiah

2009 Jul 25: A Bridge to Bayan Lepas

2009 Jul 16: UDM Maiden Degree Conferement

2009 Jul 1: The Tanjong at the Muara of Terengganu River

2008 Dec 28: The 2008 Year Event

2008 Aug 12: Kenyir Re-Visited

2008 Aug 08: Taken to the Memory Lane - UKM 1970 in 2008

2008 Jun: Bukit Besar - The Last Bastion

2008 May: An Old Man and the Sea

2008 Apr: Drifted from the Past

2007 Nov: Ke Tepian Sang Seluang Melaut

2007 Mar: Duku - The Fruit of Terengganu

2006 Oct: The Faces of Ramadan

2006 Aug: Convocation UKM #34 2006

2006 Jun: Bidong Revisited

2006 May: Kenyir, Here I Come

2005 Nov: Jalan Hale Revisited

2005 Apr: In the Backyard (and Frontyard)

2005 Jan: Seri Puteri Eventually Visited

2005 Jan: SAS Re-Revisited

2004 Jul: In the Heart of Two Cities

2004 May: Cameron Highland Revisited

2003 Nov: Reunion of Class of 66

2002 Sep: A Consequential Events from Feb 2002

2001 Dec: Digging Deep Into the Root: SKBT Revisited

2001 Jul: 29th Covocation of UKM

2000 Dec: Just An Unlucky Day

2000 Jul: A MiniReunion of Class of 66

1999 Dec: Study Tour to Taiwan

1999 Sep 23: A Week on Leave

1999 Sep: The Officiation of Smart Technology Centre, UKM

1998 Apr MOU and Launching of Chito-Chem (M) Sdn Bhd

1997 Dec: Rally Nationwide Vision

1995 Dec: SAS Revisited

1994 May: First Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium (APCCS)

1991 Aug: Study tour to Medan, Indonesia

1991 May: A Visit to Langkawi, the Land of Mahsuri

Bidong Revisited, Jun 2006

Bidong Pre-2000

An Old Man and the Sea, 2008 May

Receding from the Sea, 2010 April 25

Receding From the Sea, 2010 Apr 25

Since the ill-fated venture in 2000 Dec, and even during the most recent 2008 Jun 7. But sea-going is very desirous indeed. Most of the mysteries were actually originated from the seas and oceans. And will remain the source of mysteries to the day they dry up.

The goers. Dr Abdullah et al, all were his close associates in his place and were not aliens to the sea. And my #4,6 and I, and one Pok Sid, the Kota technician. Eight goers. Aged 17 to 65. There was no first timer.


Moved on.

For the second time embarking through Marang LKIM's jetty. Down south of Kuala Terengganu. Perhaps the first in Terengganu to have the wave breaker for safer in and out of the river. Because Kapas was a tourist destination long before Bidong, Redang and Lang Tengah. For six hRM, from three to dawn, in a fifty-nine HP trawler. The first time via here was 2008 Apr 30 Wed.

Ready to disembark. The skipper and the crew. The former would steer the vessel to the ground, and the latter would drop the anchor, and would raise it at the first sound of "let's go home".

Very spaceous and confortable vessel, geared towards more of carryng sea-goers than a trawler. Very minimum gears on board. The water was calm. Not windy, but from the river opening, a thick white cloud appeared to give a cold downfall. Perhaps later of the night.

Into the open sea

First going east of Kapas for some bait on the second layer unjang.

Very small catch. The only fish I got, a small sardine not even fit for squidding bait.

As the night fall we receded to the squid ground closer to the land. It was not a good 'hunt' either. One fish an hour ago, and one squid two hours later. That made the day.

At wee hours, a rainfall, and the sea turned choppy. At dawn, we decided to call the day. And in an hr docked at the jetty, ca 5.30 am Apr 25 Sun.

Dated 2010 Apr 25 Sun