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Sunday, July 15, 2007

OF MY TRIP TO KUALA PERLIS

I went back to Sungai Petani last weekend and decided to drive to Kuala Perlis for the seafood.


Although there is a new highway from Bukit Kayu Hitam to Kuala Perlis, I took the old road via Alor Setar, Kuala Sanglang and Simpang Empat.

Nothing much had changed all these years while I was abroad. The scenery pretty much looked the same as I remembered it. Paddy fields, the irrigation ditch looks familiar.

Entering Perlis I did notice however there are quite a few houses painted in pink like the above picture. I cant remember any house in pink along this road eleven years ago. Its either that, or my memory is failing me.

I was not impressed at all when I reached Kuala Perlis. The tired jetty look uninviting and out of shape. New buildings and stalls were built but not maintained. Right in front of it, an abandoned building remains standing. And beside the access road lies a rubbish dumping area.

Oh well, its the Malaysian style again at work here. The government spent million of RM's promoting tourism abroad, but neglected the basic facilities back home. When are they ever going to learn? 50 years of Independence and still we cannot take care of our own backyard.

At least, the seafood is still good though.

8 comments:

The Winged Acrophobic said...

Where has 50 years of nationhood brought us? In my opinion, more people have gotten greedier, lazier and more ignorant. We could have gone further in progress, development and unity. It is such a shame. Our country is so rich with resources and culture. But most of it is squandered solely to maintain the control, power and pockets of a few....

Cosmic_GurL said...

That's MALAYSIA BOLEH-BLAH for you.

Bro, tak lama lagi u may not even enjoy the lovely seafood coz of the pollution

akula said...

WA : Let it come out man, all out. :)

CG : Yeah, I guess so, dah bertambah teruk giler.

mya said...

M tempted to just agree with yr points here but i'd like to believe there's hope for Malaysia as yet...
may be m naive but y must we wait for the govt to move their collective butts. dulu-dulu orang kmpg buat gotong-royong to clean, repair n maintain buildings n surroundg areas. its a small start but perhaps by not asking for help we can shame our govt into a more proactive action...!!

MamaLicious said...

bro...

-PINK HOUSE- Trend maaa!!!I Wish Owner Rumah Tu Bagi Kami Cat Kaler Pink...;p

-SEAFOOD- Kalo berani..kasik belanja sama saya la... huhuhu!

UglyButAdorable said...

50yrs of nationhood independence?? the last time i was in kuala perlis was prolly 11-12yrs back back in my college time. it was quite maintained then. well as we all know malaysians has no problem building thing and all but we have problem in consistency...hancuss!!!

akula said...

mya: Hahah, noble intention, but honestly, you think our gomen will take the cue? Kena panggil Karam Singh Warya baru jalan kot.

HIDUP KARAM SINGH WARYA!

mamalicious: Man, so long baru nak visit ke? Seafood? NP, as long as I get to pick the desert. Wakaka

akula said...

UBA: Thats why la I said as usual. Bila la gaknya nak sedor.