Pantai Sabak (Sabak Beach in English) in Kelantan is an invaluable historical site. It was the beach on which the Japanese Army first landed before they occupied Malaysia (it was known then as Malaya) during World War II. Pantai Sabak will forever be remembered for this historical event and it is part of the Malaysian World War II history. Pantai Sabak is a fishing village whose people are made up of mostly fishermen.
However besides its historical site there is at least another attraction to Pantai Sabak. It is where you can find the famous colourful and heavily decorative fishing boats which have become subjects of numerous photographers, local and foreign ones. It is only here that you can find the colourful and decorative fishing boats in a large number.
I had an opportunity to shoot this picturesque fishing pier when I went to Pantai Sabak last week for other purpose actually. It was a classic case of killing two birds with one stone.
The colourful boats were moored at the mouth of the river and there were quite a number of them at the time I was there as it was on a Friday. Friday for Kelantan state is the rest day. Most of the fishermen were taking this opportunity to do some repair work to their boats or to mend their fishing nets or to just hang out with friends.
Luckily the weather was superb on that day and the beautiful late evening sunlight further motivated me to do the shooting. I hope you enjoy the pictures.