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Weekend back home trip… Part 1…

It’s part 1 because I’ll be going back home again to celebrate mid autumn festival aka Tanglung/Mooncake/Lookyao festival…

It was a 7 hours plus midnight train from JB to KL, featuring another almost 2 hours of traveling from NUS to JB KTM station, thanks to SBS 170 & Woodland Custom checkpoint

Arrived in KL bloody early, 5:30am… And the first Putra LRT train came by 6:00am…

KL Town was pretty much still preparing for the morning, with only that porridge store in Cecil street (Jalan Hang Lekir) started its business…

So, it was perfect time for a person with camera to fatt hiao (anyone wants to translate this for me? @@)…

Somewhere Central market? Alight in Pasar Seni (Central Market) station mah

A nation in distress? Translation: To that two names: We don’t need submarine, fighter planes, tanks…

High street (Jalan Tun H.S. Lee), typical scene in Chinatown area of KL

Lorong behind the shops

Preparing for daytime business

The Tamil is missing… Oh, and where is Pahan ah?

Went back home after breakfast, and came back to Central market annexe via LRT in Miharja…

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I remember these flats in Miharja was inhabited by people back in early 90s, well a hint of I’m getting old πŸ˜›

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Never been to Central Market Annexe, in fact never really aware of there’s such a place until I went to the 5th Freedom Film Festival

Watched 3 short films:
Voices From the forest – The stories about how non-timber forest product (NTFP) being sustainably harvested by rural people in Indian through environmental NGOs help. The NGOs usually act as the middle man to buy NTFP from the villagers. Part of the money goes into villagers’ pocket while another portion is retained and channeled back to the community, promoting social welfare. Mostly successful and provides optimistic view to managing forest resources… The Indian accented narration reminds you the film was shot through independent efforts, as all three films were. πŸ™‚

Knasaimos – Stories about how indigenous people in Knasaimos, Papua Indonesia clashed with the commercial harvester with big money. The people believe that they are son and daughter of the mother earth, while looking at the company cutting down the trees harming the earth… Not very well-shot but successfully telling an optimistic story, which ended the company being blocked by government from further harvesting and a subsequent culture convention within the community of Knasaimos…

What Rainforest? – and a subtitle of “wake up and smell the palm oil”… Tempted to add a “lah” behind πŸ˜› The story successfully painted a picture, linking the exploitation of rainforest in Sarawak, the subsequent plantation of oil palm, the rights and the suffers of indigenous people. The film also highlighted the jurisdiction issues, the (corrupted) incompetent government, the need of sustainable development and the human rights over the rainforest exploitation issues… In my opinion, the film is a little bit too pessimistic and sad, I always hope that I could do something seeing this never-ending boom of oil palm plantations, but all you can see is more and more forests being cleared without consulting the people… The two characters from the film were there in the discussion session, my BM is just too sucks to really express my feeling to them~~ I guess in the end of the day, it is the Sarawakian who can stop these to continue happening, after all the state government can even ban and block a West Malaysian from entering the state…

Will try to write a little bit more about the film and the environmental stories next time… πŸ˜‰

Agar-agar mooncake with Yam paste… It’s nice! πŸ˜€

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Sneak peek of my home, what was I doing actually? @@

Categories: Life
  1. pecky
    September 20, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    i like the pics you took in the night time.
    by the way, you dare to go out in night time?!
    sounds so scary to do so in msia

  2. Bentoh
    September 20, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Wow… you are the first ever person to have left me a comment leh… πŸ˜›

    I went back by night train and arrived early in the morning… So not that scary lah… hehe…

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