Sunday, November 27, 2005

Early monsoon

No wonder it's been raining the past two weeks. The monsoon
is here early
. I can't complain really, it's not like flooded
in KL unlike some parts of Malaysia as in pictures below from
The Star.

PRECIOUS CARGO: A motorcycle being transported through knee-high floodwaters along Jalan Penglima Bayu-Rantau Panjang in Kampung Kajang near Tanah Merah yesterday.

While areas in Kelantan remained flooded, water levels in Sungai Kelantan and Sungai Golok as well as major river arteries have dropped, allowing some 120 people in Kuala Krai and Tanah Merah districts to move back to their homes.

The situation has also improved in Terengganu and Pahang. – Bernamapic

KUALA TERENGGANU: The northeast monsoons gained momentum sharply in the peninsula yesterday, with heavy rains seen in the east coast states, leading to widespread floods, three deaths and the evacuation of close to 1,000 people.

Most badly hit is Terengganu, where 735 people have been moved from their homes in four districts – 418 in Kemaman, 136 in Dungun, 172 in Setiu and nine in Hulu Terengganu.

In Kelantan, the floods claimed two victims while traffic was barred from 15 roads.
In Pahang, more than 160 people were evacuated in Kuantan district as the floods worsened.

PLAYFUL MOOD: Children playing in the floodwaters at the Rantau Panjang police station yesterday.— Bernamapic


  1. I know this may sound perverse - but I wish I can bring my kayak there! :0)

  2. For you, it's 'got kayak will travel'. haha!

  3. Flood again? Somehow i think our government should really do something that provides better drainage system, to prevent instead of save the things only AFTER it happens.

    haha... fh20, what an interesting thought you have at this moment..

  4. Remember - its not what already had happened that matters but how u respond, not react to it, that matters. Or something like that!
    Since already flooded liaow - might as well juz kayak lah! :o)

  5. YD, fh2o, I certainly agree but this flooding business seems to be like a perpetual problem. Perhaps a fix would involve a major upheaval of sorts that's why it's difficult to fix.

    fh2o, I know your kayaks would come in handy.