I have mentioned about the water village in my earlier postings but here is the shot of these villages. It was taken on top of a hill along Residency Road.
These villages are in existence for at least 600 years and the 30.000 inhabitants live on these stilt houses equipped with markets, mosques, schools, medical clinics, police and fire stations. Boats or water taxis as they are called are therefore the most popular and efficient mode of transport to negotiate the village waterways. Most of the villagers are fishermen but a growing number of the younger generations who excelled in their studies are holding posts in government offices and the business sectors. Many have opted to move and live on land. Fire have also reduced the size of these villages throughout the years and many locals and inhabitants are wondering what is going to happen in the future and the fate of these water village.
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Wirraway (1985) 2005-03-11 0:37
Great image and note Aloysius, showing some everyday life in Brunei, Very well done.
supereira (9576) 2005-03-11 5:44
Good shot.I like the composition and the prespective.Very good colors and contrasts.I like the light and sharpness.I like the boat.Good job!
ChrisJ (94392) 2005-03-12 4:00
A good daily life shot, with excellent color, sharpness & good use of repetition as a compositional element. Bagus sekali!
Gix (3565) 2005-03-15 9:58
Wow, 30.000 inhabitants on the water!
Nice pattern of roofes and above all an example of life, very informative. Curiously, with so many inhabitants olnly one is visible!
Nice compo Aloysius!
danbachmann (1746) 2005-03-17 15:51
Thanks for teaching us and showing us a new place. This is what is great about this site - pictures and notes like yours. In this one, it is the interesting subject that holds the value to the image
Tue (25798) 2005-03-19 19:16
I like the composition here. Good colours, I like the view of all the different roofs, it gives a nice effect! The trees in front are good as well.
Well done! :-D
jjbach (9324) 2005-03-20 17:51
Excellent colorful picture Aloysius! Very good sharpness and lighting. Very nice job
MoosicMan (1231) 2005-04-16 7:54
Excellent shot, Aloysius. You have opened my eyes once again. I had no idea such entire villages existed on water like that. Great shot, too, I like all the colors and horizontal lines. Best, Matt
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-04-26 7:35
great photo showing every inticrate detail possiblle, great colours and contrast,
banyanman (7789) 2005-10-12 7:34
This is a good POV, Aloysius, and good timing to capture the water taxi in the foreground. Nice contrast and saturation too. Cheers . . . David
Jean-Luc (5488) 2005-10-30 11:48
Je découvre ce cliché que je n'avais pas vu auparavant.
C'est excellent! La composition , les couleurs et le premier plan avec ces branches et le canot à moteur.
Great job, well done,
NataliaR (0) 2005-12-25 9:22
Thanks for another wonderful image of your country and a very useful note!!!
pablominto (53744) 2006-03-07 2:56
An interesting image telling a story about a way of life!
I like the way you use the vegetation in front as a part of your composition... Good colours and a lot of interesting details to explore...