Parit Jawa Things to Do
A stone altar at the mouth of Kuala Parit Jawa speaks volumes of the superstitious/religious nature of the Chinese Fisherfolk there. Most of them would light a joss stick and mumble a quick prayer before setting out to sea. It pays to pray sometimes, not too long ago, 3 fishermen from Parit Jawa nearly died in the choppy waters off the Straits of Melaka when a bigger ship rammed into their fishing vessel. Fortunately, they survived.
No trip to Parit Jawa is complete without a Seafood feast. There are a number of open-air seafood restaurants over there and most of them serve a delicious local pate known as Otak Otak and grilled fish on banana leaf. You'd need to try the otak otak here to know that it's the best! A spicy concoction that is chockful of fresh fish, grilled in a nest of banana leaves under a charcoal fire till its fragrant...need I say more?
A charming Malay kampung house stands surrounded by blooming bougainvillea flowers, and floating fish traps in Parit Jawa.
Parit Jawa Local Customs
Local peoples said this is a temple with flags, I don't understand what they say, what flags you can do in religious practice. But anyway, this is a very famous local belief that the believers came here to pray to obtain flags and it was famous around. If you have friends living in Johor, try ask them what flags are for? As you can see from here a Taoist Eight Diagrams but when you walked inside the door, at right table, you can see they put some Buddhist sutras/booklets, while at the front, you have multiple highly commercial incense-sticks for sale together with latest religious products in modern packagings.Related to:
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