Photographer's Note

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Kuching is a city that grew up around the Sarawak River, which has led to the city having one of the most unusual public transport services in Malaysia - the tambangs.

Tambang is the local name for a sampan, a small wooden boat about 5 metres long, with a pitched roof covering bench seats that run along either side of the boat. The tambang has two main sources of power, a small single-cylinder diesel engine and a pair of forward-facing oars which are also used to assist with steering. The tambangs are still an essential component of Kuching's public transport network, linking the Malay kampungs on the north bank of the Sarawak River with the Kuching Waterfront and city centre on the south. They are heavily used by commuters, housewives and schoolchildren, saving a lengthy detour via the bridge at Satok. They are also a great way to discover the city and its people.

This image shows passangers were getting on the Tambang Boat.



Model: NIKON D80
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/600 sec
F-Stop: f/9.0
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