Friday, March 28, 2008

A Tideless Beach

Bagan Lalang - the tideless beach

A road trip to a beach with the lowest tide I've ever seen! Bagan Lalang, located in Sepang, Malaysia is known as a beach and imagine my surprise when what I saw was a stretch of land all the way to the horizon!

There was sand, shells, crabs, the salty air smell, all reminiscent of a beach yet there was that essential ingredient missing...sea water.

Strange yet true. It was a fun, impulsive road trip with an aim to get away from the city and turned out to be just what we needed.

Resort in the making


A five star resort is currently in the process of being built at the "beach" and as you can see, everything is on stilts. Why? The water level actually rises that high by night time.
Creepy isn't it? Just to think that the sea water actually creeps in - or wait - more like rushes in by night time. The tide is known have very strong currents and many have lost their lives, not being able to make it back in time before the tide comes in.

The sandy shore itself was good fun to look at. What with the millions of teensy crab scrambling to get away from the big bad monsters stomping around.

I shall try to upload a vid, let's see.

That was Mr. Crabby building a home to keep away the baddies. He's cute isn't he?

Before hitting the beach, we decided to visit one of my friend's mum's plantations. Such fun.

Dragonfruit Tree
Dragonfruit Tree

The Purty Pineapple

Oil Palm Plantation
Gorgeous Oil Palms

It was fun fun to get away from the city and enjoy the greenery.

I hope y'all had a restful a weekend too!


sophanne said...

The video clip was most excellent as are the pictures. I had a dream last night that I was going to Malaysia.

ruth said...

sac state! (i live close to sac state) =)

alt.ayu said...

I love dragonfruit but i've never thought what the tree should look like! (i kinda related them with pineapples too :P)

I love the pictures~~~!!

Nora said...

Oh, wow! Look at that beach! ;) And it's so good to "see" you again.

hooknneedle said...

first view of a dragonfruit tree! i didn't know it looked like that o.O

JL said...

wow, that's a very nice place to visit n rest n knit the heart out!


Sam said...

the pictures are so relaxing. Thanks for posting them.

I posted the pattern for the booties in the round to my website. If you'd like an M.S. Word version, please email me at: and I'll email it to you.

Sam said...

Hi Rain,
Your site is great. What wonderful photographs! Thanks for sharing.

I think you'd requested the bootie pattern in the round. If you did, it is now posted on my blog. You can also email me and get an M.S. Word version. If you didn't request it, please ignore this part of the post!
Have a great day!

a friend to knit with said...

hope you are well over there!!!

Wendi said...

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