Fishermen of Penarik Beach

Penarik Beach located about 55km north of Kuala Terengganu is famous among local as well as foreign tourist for its pristine white sandy beach and turquoise blue sea.  It is still untouched by development unlike the beaches on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia.  What makes this beach more interesting besides its beautiful seascape is it is also home to conventional offshore fishermen.  Penarik Beach is located in Kampung Penarik whose inhabitants are made up of mostly fishermen.  Last week I stopped by at this beautiful beach on the way back to Jerteh, my hometown, from Kuala Terengganu and managed to capture a couple of photographs of the fishermen’s activities there.  It is a dying trade and I believe in the not too distant future this scene will vanish forever at the expense of the so-called development.

Penarik Beach, Kampung Penarik, Setiu, Terengganu

Penarik Beach, Kampung Penarik, Setiu, Terengganu

Fishermen of Penarik Beach

Fishermen of Penarik Beach

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The fishermen push ashore a fishing boat belonging to one of them before unloading the daily catch

The daily catch is sold fresh from the sea to the waiting customers.

The daily catch is sold fresh from the sea to the waiting customers.

The regular customers wait for the fisherman that they regularly deal with to come back from the sea with his catch

The regular customers wait for the fisherman that they regularly deal with to come back from the sea with his catch

The beach becomes temporary marketplace where fishermen immediately sell their catch they brought back fresh from the sea to the waiting customers

The beach becomes temporary marketplace where fishermen immediately sell their catch they brought back fresh from the sea to the waiting customers

Fishermen coming back from the sea meet their family members as well as their waiting customers

Fishermen coming back from the sea meet their family members as well as their waiting customers

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