Pulau Aman is not a touristy island. I was therefore quite surprised to see this Mat Salleh (a local slang for a Caucasian & definitely not a disrespectful term) finding his way here - no doubt brought over by his friend piloting the boat. They were soon to be seated near me on the next table enjoying prawn noodle soup. The prawns were really fresh & big. The whole tasty bowl of prawn cost only RM5 (one Euro), a fraction of what it may cost in Kuala Lumpur. Anyway, the island is mostly frequented by the locals from the near mainland. It is only a 15-minute boat ride from Batu Kawan - the island you see in the background. And more are coming to visit with the construction of a new road & pontoon jetty in Batu Kawan. Before this the island was not really accessible. The inhabitants are fishermen & their families. I see the beginning of a small tourism industry here ... starting with ferrying people here on boats which I suspect were formerly fishing boats in addition to that one restaurant on the pier serving delicious food with freshly caught prawn from the sea here. I will have to back here again. I had only an hour there before the last boat leaves at 1800 hr ... only time for a meal. You would be amazed to know how far Malaysians would travel just to eat which is really a national pastime.
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adamchewts01 (862) 2008-02-16 7:15
There are only 24hrs in a day of a person life. The doctor recommended 8 hours of sleep for rejuvenation of our energy for the next day challenge. We then spent at least 3 hours for breakfast, lunch, dinner and some teh tarik (One of Malaysian favorite past time). We then spent 8-10 hours at work. The only left us 3 hours leisure which was much spent for travelling and traffic. Maybe if we were lucky we will have 1-2 hours for surfing the net and contribute to our posting.
Thanks for the imformation of the prawn noodle in Pulau Aman. I am one of those that will travel there just for a bowl of noodle.
jusninasirun (17160) 2008-02-16 8:33
Interesting notes and how true is your document about Malaysians and food. Sorry about your work schedule and we all have that phase at one point or another in our life.
This is a well composed picture with most boats are facing the sea and suited with the title here. The foreground details are sharp and contrasting in colors. The distant horizon displays good depth with little hills against that handsome Malaysian sky.
Well done and have a wonderful weekend and best regards,
Bruno40 (6658) 2008-02-16 20:05
Nice colours in this one, also well composed. and a very interesting note.
Enjoy te rest of the sunday
edal (6804) 2008-02-21 12:17
Thanks for this colorful and shiny presentation of Malaysian sea life!
trekks (14348) 2008-02-26 7:45
You shot this view from a nice angle, as I find the water in a silvery reflective state. The composition is done well and the viewpoint is great. You come here for work or holiday?
Looks like a great place for holiday.
TopGeo (38202) 2008-02-26 13:55
Hi Latif! excellent shot! believe! that also quality you have also criticisms you put, but TE it is also a game of friendly contact and exchange of (good day)goodmorning between the persons. Good your picture and a word still! wishes for Kalime'ra=(good morning)
MLINES (12516) 2008-02-29 14:07
Hi Latiff. Good composition and the man standing in the front of the boat makes it more dynamic. Excellent clarity and colours are very good. This is a great part of Malaysia to visit. TFS. Murray.
PixelTerror (0) 2008-03-03 3:17
Nice seaside scene, its main asset is the state of the art light measurement thalt allows for good contrasts and singing colors helping the elements stand out very well.
Have a nice day JY
danos (85221) 2008-03-04 3:33
nice shot in this calmly and idyllic environment with splendid colours and light.I like the colourful boats as the stakes fixed fast in the sea.Excellent the sharpness and the clarity of the capture.Informative your note too.
angela926 (1884) 2008-03-05 16:29
Beautiful vivid colors and nice contrast, excellent sharpness and depth of field, good composition and point of view.
jemaflor (83046) 2008-03-10 10:49
Well composed, nice boats with all these colours, nice reflections on water.
Jakab (3867) 2008-03-14 18:33
not a bad picture at all with vivid colours and pleasant reflections, only the sky seems to be quite pale considering that taken with polarizer (turned to the optimal position?). But my phantasy is completely blocked by your note: fresh big prawns with noodles? And for 1 EUR only? There is no justice in the world!
P.S.: Have you noticed the spoil spots on your sensor? (Top edge, 1/3 from left and about 1 cm from top, 1/4 from right.)
saxo042 (37226) 2008-03-18 1:50
I really like these colours and their reflection in the water. The composition with the boat coming in against the other boats turned outwards is also very good. Good note as well!
Greetings from Gothenburg
cfreire (11741) 2008-03-20 9:43
Lovely composition about these colored boats with good contrasts and POV. The background is beautiful and the boats' reflections are splendid. Good jog, regards, Consuelo
- Copyright: latiff ttdi (ls7902) (7328)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-09
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Rebel XT, Canon 17-85mm EF-S IS USM, Kenko Circular PL 67mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-15 8:15