Whenever I went back to my hometown I would not forget to visit Kuala Besut which is only 13km from my parents’ house. I love taking picture there and would normally try to find any photo opportunity in the small town which is famous for its fishing port and its jetty from which local and foreign tourists take the boat to the Perhentian Island – the famous tourists’ destination.
The day I last went there just before last Hari Raya the weather was not so favourable in the morning, with cloudy sky, flat light and all. However I didn’t despair yet and tried to shoot some close-up pictures although a little frustrated with the weather as I hoped I could get to see dramatic sunrise and subsequently deep blue sky in the morning.
Here are some pictures that I took which I feel like sharing with you all.
Slanting Windows of A Deep-Sea Fishing Boat
A Fisherman Reparing Torn Fishing Net
The boat's hull painted yellow but the painting is peeling off showing its previous opposite colour
A row of boats' bow
Symmetrical boat's bow
Swimming under the keel
Kuala Besut beach
Masjid Jerteh or The Jerteh Mosque has now become a new landmark for Jerteh, the northernmost town of Terengganu (Actually there was no landmark before anyway as Jerteh is just a small but rapidly developing town). The mosque is perhaps the most significant contribution by Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh to Jerteh while he was the Terengganu Chief Minister for only one term. It is because Idris Jusoh, like me, hails from Jerteh.
Jerteh is where I was born and brought up. It is strategically located between Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bharu. It is also the town where foreign tourists especially backpackers stop to take a bus to Kuala Besut before they head for the world-famous tourist destination – Perhentian Island off Kuala Besut.
The Jerteh Mosque seems to be designed based on the middle-eastern and Turkish architecture with its prominent domes and minarets. It is located on the bank of the Jerteh River – a small river besides its much bigger sister – the Besut River – the two rivers that flank Jerteh town.
Enough words enjoy the pictures
The prominent dome of Masjid Jerteh
Inside Masjid Jerteh
More pictures can be found at my pbase gallery.