October 15, 2008

Fishing off the jetty at Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia

Location: Sungei Rengit, Johor, Malaysia (1° 21' 0 N, 104 ° 13' 0 E)
Date: 18 April 2008 6.40pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

Sungei Rengit is a small fishing town in the Pengerang region in the south east corner of Johor state of Malaysia. It is a relax, quiet little town where fishing off the South China Sea is the main livelihood. Most fishermen go out to fish in the wee hours of the morning and return just after dawn. As a result seafood in and around the town is fresh, cheap and abundant. The people which is a mix of mainly Malays and Chinese are extremely friendly.
This part of Johor is like a playground for Singaporeans who go over, mainly in the weekends to cycle the quiet countryside as well as to enjoy the seafood and fresh fruits, which are much cheaper than what they would have to pay across the Straits. Visitors and cyclists with their bikes get across the border on what are known as bumboats; the ride takes about an hour. This part of Johor is also a golf haven for avid golfers as there are top quality two golf courses within the vicinity

1 comment:

Marlon said...

I believe it supports several fishing villages. Perfect place to visit if you wish to experience what life is like in a slow-paced fishing community. It is also popular for its great seafood including crabs and lobsters.