Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pillbox near Kota Tinggi, Johore.

On the highway between Kota Tinggi and Mersing, you can find several pillboxes along both side of the road. From what I gather, it was built by the British for defence against Japanese attack. It appear to be neglected. My hope is it will be preserved as part of our history.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kuala Rompin in 2007

                                         A lone cyclist at Kuala Rompin in Johore, Malaysia.

                                          Closed shops and abandoned buildings. Emptiness.

I was in Kuala Rompin in 2007. Most shops are closed and its residents has moved to a town nearer the highway. For some reason, it was largely abandoned. Almost a ghost town. Back in 1973 when I was passing through  this town, it was a lively fishing village. In those days, there was no petrol station between Pekan and Rompin. If you were on a Honda Cup motorcycle, you must bring extra petrol in a can to reach Rompin. At that time I was on a Triumph Tiger T90 motorcycle on the way to Johore Bahru from Kuala Terengganu. This is a must stop for refueling. But it was a welcomed stop after a long ride. There was only one Shell petrol station near the highway.