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.

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