Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Go Fish

Over the weekend we headed an hour outside city center to Pasir Penambang, a tiny one-street Chinese fishing village that overlooks Sungai Selangor river in Peninsular Malaysia. The salty air, muddy grounds and firefly lit mangrove bushes were a welcomed change to the bustle of Kuala Lumpur.

The Chinese influence is evident as you walk between temples, restaurants and stalls selling everything from dried shrimp to local candy. Smiles are as abundant in this town as the fresh fish; one woman even invited us into her home. And if the intoxicating aromas lifting from her makeshift stove were any indication of skills without running water and electricity, she could easily rival the ultimate top chef.

14 comments:

Frau said...

Amazing pictures!

Jessie said...

I just canNOT get over the amazing experiences that you are having there, and I love living vicariously through you!!!

xo

Susie said...

The second to last picture is incredible. It looks like something on a postcard.

Joyce said...

Court- these photos are beautiful! Thanks for taking us along for the ride. Much love from our corner to yours. xoxo...

Chris said...

I would be in hog heaven!

Peace&Love,
C.

LouDuk said...

Again, reminds me so much of Indonesia. I love the pictures. I really wish I was there right now. Being able to write about experiences in a foreign country to Americans is really amazing.

{lovely little things} said...

Wow, that's so amazing you can travel such a short distance and be in such a vastly different place. I'd love to live in a foreign city like that.

CC said...

What amazing pictures, Coutney. Thanks for sharing them with us!
HUGS~

Darby said...

Awesome pics Court!!

Shani said...

Those pictures are amazing. My parents lived in Taiwan in the '60s and the pictures reminded me so much of the pictures they have from that time. They talk so fondly of their time over there. You are having such great experiences!

JMW said...

What an amazing adventure you are having! Thanks so much for sharing the images from you travels.

amber {daisy chain} said...

beautiful!! what an unreal experience you're having - soak it all in!

darling savage said...

wonderful photos! i love cultural experiences outside of the big cities... you can really connect with all kinds of people. thanks for sharing!

being red said...

this place looks gorgeous and full of wonderful surprises! hope youre having a blast out there!