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26 December 2011


Selaras meriam lama yang diletakkan di atas Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor.
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Senjata api yang besar dan berat, lebih besar daripada senapang.

A large, heavy piece of artillery, typically mounted on wheels, formerly used in warfare / A large mounted weapon that fires heavy projectiles. Cannon include guns, howitzers, and mortars / A mounted gun for firing heavy projectiles; a gun, howitzer, or mortar. Synonyms to gun / carom.

Sumber: DBP, Google, The Free Dictionary.com, dan Dictionary.com

24 December 2011


Ber'sembang' dengan seorang makcik di Jeram tentang kisah mitos Bukit Jeram, Selangor, MY
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Bergebang / Bercakap-cakap mengenai sesuatu perkara / Berbual / Berborak / Perbualan / Percakapan /  Bersinonim dengan perbualan, percakapan, borak dan obrol.

Talk in a friendly and informal way / An informal conversation / To converse in an easy, familiar manner; talk lightly and casually / To talk in an informal or familiar manner / Casual conversation. Synonyms with talk / converse / confabulate / chatter / speak

Sumber: DBP, Google, The Free Dictonary.com, Wikipedia dan Merriam-Webster.com

21 December 2011


Bukit Jeram, Selangor, MY
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Bahagian bumi yang tinggi tetapi tidak mencapai 1,000 kaki tingginya / Kawasan tanah yang tinggi tetapi tidak setinggi gunung. Bersinonim dengan anak bukit, bukit kecil, cangkat, bukit-bukau, busut, pongsu, munggu dan mungguk;,

A naturally raised area of land, not as high or craggy as a mountain / A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain. Hills often have a distinct summit, although in areas with scarp/dip topography a hill may refer to a particular section of flat terrain without a massive summit / A well-defined natural elevation smaller than a mountain / a natural raised part of the earth's surface, often rounded and smaller than a mountain. Synonyms as knoll / mount / mound / hillock / mountain / hummock.

Puisi Melayu 
Orang Lengging membuat rakit,
Rakit dibuat kayu nyatuh;
Biarlah anjing menyalak bukit,
Bukit tetap tidakkan runtuh.

Peribahasa Melayu
"Bukit sama didaki, lurah sama dituruni"
Persahabatan yang sangat karib

Sumber: DBP, Google, Wikipedia, The Free Dictionary.com, dan Your Dictionary.com

19 December 2011


Beriringan berdua melalui jalan pedalaman Sg. Janggut, Selangor.
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Bersama-sama berjalan (bergerak / terbang dan lain lain) / Berturut-turut / Berjalan (dan sebagainya) beramai-ramai bersama seseorang utk mengawal / Berjalan berjajar-jajar / Bersaing-saing / Bergendeng-gendengan / Bererot-erot / Berjalan dengan arah yang sama / 

Sumber: DBP 


Pantai Remis, Jeram, Selangor, MY
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Tebing atau tepi laut (tasik, dan sebagainya) yang diliputi pasir (batu-batu kecil atau besar) / Menurun sedikit, landai. Bersinonim dengan pesisir / pesisiran / tebing / pinggir laut / tepi laut. 

A pebbly or sandy shore, esp. by the sea between high- and low-water marks / An expanse of sand or pebbles along a shore / The part of the shore of an ocean, sea, large river, lake, etc., washed by the tide or waves / The area adjacent to a seashore / A shore of a body of water covered by sand, gravel, or larger rock fragments / A seashore area. Synonyms with shore / seashore / strand / seaside / coast / sands / bank.

Puisi Melayu
Pantai Lukut luas terbentang,
     Teluknya penuh berbatu karang;
Ibarat melukut di tepi gantang,
     Masuk tak penuh keluar tak kurang.

Peribahasa Melayu
"Lembah diraih, pantai dititi"
Bermaksud: Sikap yang bijaksana, dalam mengeluarkan sesuatu perintah.  

15 December 2011


Melalui Jalan Persekutuan No. 5 dari Kapar menghala ke Kuala Selangor, Selangor, MY
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Tempat yang tidak mendapat cahaya kerana dilindungi oleh sesuatu benda / Bentuk hitam yang terjadi daripada sesuatu benda yang menahan cahaya / Gambar sesuatu benda seperti yang dapat dilihat dalam cermin, air dan sebagainya / Lembaga yang kelihatan gelap tetapi tidak berapa jelas. Bersinonim dengan kelibat / batang hidung / fatamorgana / khayalan.

A dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface / An area that is not or is only partially irradiated or illuminated because of the interception of radiation by an opaque object between the area and the source of radiation / The rough image cast by an object blocking rays of illumination / A shaded area in a picture or photograph. Synonyms to shade / umbrage / reflection.

14 December 2011

Bukit Melawati

Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor, Selangor, MY
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Bukit Melawati
It's easy to understand why for many years and through many wars, Bukit Melawati have always been the core of tactical skirmishes. The hill provided a vantagepoint for monitoring ships entering and leaving this part of the Straits. Two forts were built on the hill, the largest of which was Fort Altingberg, originally called Fort Melawati. The locals built this fort during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim of Selangor in the late 18th Century to protect them from foreigners who had already conquered Melaka just down the coastline. 

Even with such precautions, they were no match for the cannons and the gunfire from the formidable Dutch navy who later captured the fort and renamed it. With such strategic hold, the Dutch continued to bore a hole into the local Sultans' defence in an attempt to snatch the tin trade away. The fortress was later destroyed during the Selangor Civil War (1867- 73) skirmish between warring factions fighting for tin rich areas. Sultans of various areas teamed up with different Chinese gangs and the war resulted in a bloody end only to be 'saved' by the British Resident, who was requested by other Malay Rulers to mediate talks to put an end to the futile feud.

All that is left of the forts on Bukit Melawati is a couple of cannons and foundation stones. And also a rock that is believed to have been used for executions. But the view from the peak of the hill is lovely. The entire delta can be seen. Much of the mangrove swamps still exist, lining the coastal plains like blue tint mascara; and right at the foot of the hill lies 497 acres of the Kuala Selangor Nature Park, which is a great place for birdwatching and a nice place for a stroll in the evening.

Bukit Melawati also has a lighthouse and several old colonial houses built during the British days. Just round the corner from the viewpoint, and to the back of the lighthouse is a carpark area. Several families of Silver-Leafed Monkeys (lotong) and Long-Tailed Macaques (kera) hang around here for peanut handouts from visitors. The Silver-leafed babies have golden fur as compared with the adults of dull-ashen grey. These Monkeys are a delight - they are gentle and seem to always have a thank you for every morsel of food given. 

The long-tailed macaques, on the other hand, are generally a little more mischievous and if you turn your back for a second - you'd never know what they would do. Always be careful when feeding the monkeys. Although they have had many interactions with humans, we must remember that they are wild and wild animals tend to be erratic sometimes.

Cars are only allowed up the hill during weekdays. There is a one way road system that winds all the way up and then down some. For weekends you will have to park your vehicle at the bottom of the hill and walk up. The tram runs up the hill during weekends only and costs RM1.00 for adults; children: free.

05 December 2011


Jambatan atas rel keretapi lama Teluk Anson - Tapah Road melintasi Sg. Bidor, Teluk Intan, Perak
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Jambatan melintasi Sg. Batang Padang, Degong, Perak
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[Dari kata terbitan: jambat] Bersinonim dengan perkataan titi, sirat, keretek, limban, pelimban dan penghubung / Titi besar yg dibina merentangi sungai dan lain lain untuk lalulintas kenderaan dan manusia. 

Bridge (English)
A structure carrying a road, path, railroad, or canal across a river, ravine, road, railroad or other obstacle / A structure spanning and providing passage over a gap or barrier, such as a river or roadway

Hendak berjalan jambatan panjang,
Orang bertukang jambatan roboh,
Adik berdoa umur panjang,
Selagi hayat kita berjodoh.

Menyeberangi jambatan emas - B'juang untuk mencapai kebahagian bagi nusa & bangsa


02 December 2011

Yakin boleh

Peniaga berbasikal di pekan Jenjarom, Selangor, MY
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percaya / mengganggap bahawa suatu itu benar / mengakui kebenaran sesuatu / anggapan atau akuan bahawa sesuatu itu ada atau benar / tidak ragu-ragu atau syak lagi / mempercayai benar-benar (akan) / mengesahkan sendiri / mempercayai benar-benar

dapat / berupaya / sanggup / mampu / terdaya / bertenaga / bisa