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‘Labuan - Patau-Patau - Living in a stilt house village’


More pictures taken in Kampung Patau-Patau, a water village on the island of Labuan in East Malaysia.

I just loved wandering around on the wooden walkways between the houses.
In my previous photo, some friends noted that there was no hand rail.
A hand rail is only available when a bridge takes you to a higher or lower walkway.

It wasn’t too bad walking around in this village on stilts. Some residents cycle home or ride a motorcycle on these walkways.
Obviously I don't recommend a visit after drinking too many beers :)

Since stilt house villages are built in calm waters of the sea, the water under the houses has little flow and is often not too clean. Not immediately suitable for swimming. But I can't remember any bad smells.

One person asked me inside for a minute. A simple interior, but still a dignified existence.
My main photo shows that there’s also space and love for flowers.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5464 W: 17 N: 13240] (53042)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-02-22
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-07-15 23:51
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