Have you ever seen a house being literally carried and shifted by villagers? Or buffaloes were used to pull fishing boat ashore?
In fact, these scenes were quite common in the east coast of Malaysia not too long ago, but now we can only find them in old photographs. Economic development has bought a lot of changes to these areas. The wooden houses were replaced with concrete structures and the fishing boats were made with fiberglass that is lighter. Undoubtedly, it has lost its charms in the eyes of many photographers.
But the east coast is still my favorite, the scenic seaside and the fishing villages still fascinates me. I was in Pantai Sri Tujuh, Tumpat Kelantan and Pantai Pandak in Terengganu last week, the weather was good, and when the sun rises, the sea was bathed in celestial amber sunlight. The scenery was surreal and so beautiful that I thought I could only find them in my dreams.