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Sungai Lembing

I came back to Kuantan for a week to celebrate chinese new year. Me being me, I always bring along my camera everywhere I go. This long holiday for Chinese New Year, I spent my holidays shooting some interesting places, interesting macros and a little portraiture.

In this latest blog entry, I’d like to show you my little trip to a small town called Sungai Lembing. Its about a 40 minutes drive away from kuantan. Sungai Lembing was once a very famous place from 1880 to 1970s for its underground tin mining with a total tunnel length of 322km. I used to live in this little town when I was a kid, my grandpa and a few uncles were miners too.

Well, me and family started our journey around 5:30am from Kuantan to hike up sungai lembing hill for its famous panoramic scenery, upon reaching Sungai Lembing found out that its raining and we had to delay our hike up hill. So, I took my time to capture some morning scenery of sungai lembing town before sunrise. Around 7:15am, the weather was clearing up, so we started our hike despite missing the sunrise.

Nevertheless, the view up the hill was spectacular.


Here are some shots from the hill and the hiking, yea, it was darn cloudy alright,



Scenic walk down the hill, as you can see there is a river flowing across the town is the reason why this town is called sungai lembing. For readers who do not know malay, “sungai” stands for river, while “lembing” stands for spear. Well, I dont know why its called spear river, but its just a name. 🙂


Some pre sunrise shots before the hike, while waiting for the drizzle to stop



Sungai Lembing famous hanging bridge, the river below is sungai lembing,



A Pit stop by sungai lembing for some fun,


Some caving activities in Gua Charas after the hike,




A little add-on to my trip back to kuantan is our beautiful Teluk Cempedak Beach. I went there wanting to capture the beautiful east coast sunrise, but again, unfortunately, it was yet another cloudy day. So, i picked up a different subject of the day. 🙂



Thats all for this posting. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

Stay tune for more sharings of my portraiture work and macros!

  • March 16, 2010 - 10:37 am

    Mimi - Good take! never knew Sg Lembing can be so nice! Thanks for sharing.

  • March 17, 2010 - 12:15 am

    Lina - It’s like looking at Malaysia through the lens of a National Geographic photographer 🙂

  • March 17, 2010 - 9:19 am

    Vic - thanks for dropping by 🙂 hope i did give u an idea of sungai lembing hill view. too bad it was raining that morning i went up the hike.

  • June 18, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    zam - very nice view.. i’m so happy look my village.. hehehe u can propose ur pix at poty2010.. photographer of the year..

  • June 20, 2010 - 8:29 am

    Victor - Hi Zam, Thanks for the compliments. i use to live in sungai lembing too for 1/2 year when i was a kid. its such a quiet peaceful village.

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