A few short cut paths
It is the 2nd day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday, I did an early morning bicycle ride, I had many stopages to take photos of Parit Buntar landmarks and offices to share in VT. I ride through a few short cuts where only regular users know.
The first 3 are in school area to connect the road, it was quite as today is not a school day.
The last is in front of Pekan Baru to ease pedestrian and bicycler.
- Road Trip
Barber at Lorong Weng Cheang
I spent my childhood at Lorong Weng Cheang, this lane was busy with living activities during that time, as the old wet market was just attached to the lane.
Now, the lane remain exist, but it is just a back lane for the shophouses facing River Street / Jalan Sungai and Jalan Teh Peh Kong.
The barber that I cut my hair, 40 year ago and now, still in business.
The barber would once a year go back to his native home, India.
The barber has his own skill in good cutting, so he has his old customers, keep coming back.
My father, in the photo, is one of his faithful customer too.
- Family Travel
Guang Fu Kong Temple at Batu 5
Batu 5 is a small town in between Parit Buntar and Kuala Kurau. It is a important meeting point of the farmers and fishermen to trade and exchange their daily harvests. People from different races and religions living harmony and peacefully.
The Guang Fu Kong Temple, although it is small but famous to the Chinese community. The Chinese community celebrate the birthday of the god once a year where the Chinese Hokkien Opera is hired to perform the opera for the god of the temple.
- Arts and Culture
Where to buy DURIAN ?
The King of all fruit - Durian, is here in November. This crop is believed to be a big one probably from Nov to end of Dec 2012.
Where to buy good and cheap Durian in Parit Buntar during this season ? the answer are :
1. Daily at a) Pekan Batu 5, b) Jalan Industri, infront of Taman Kerian Tambahan, c) Jalan Sempadan, Taman Transkrian. d) Pekan Kuala Kurau.
2. The Night Market
Sunday - a) Taman Pekaka, b) Jalan Sungai Daun, Nibong Tebal
Tuesday - Taman Kerian, Parit Buntar
Wednesday - Taman Belatuk, Nibong Tebal, b) Pekan Bandar Baharu
Thursday - Taman Kerian Permai, Parit Buntar
Friday - Pekan Lama Parit Buntar
The traders bring the fruit from Batu Kurau, Serdang, Sungai Kechil, Air Kuning, 300 Kaki, Junjung as this crop is really big.
You can easily get 10 good fruits paying RM10.
- Food and Dining
Street and lane by the name of the legend
In Parit Buntar, there are many streets and lanes which are named by the name of the famous people and legend.
To name a few, there are Jalan Teh Peh Kong, Jalan Syed Hamid, Jalan Abdul Raof, Lorong Boo Ah Chee, Lorong Weng Cheang ( I spent my childhood time here ) and Lorong Ah Tuck.
The Weng Cheang Lane
Being a small township, the old town was originally developed and built as a commercial centre for the destrict of Kerian. Once upon a time in 1940- 1960, there are even a small jetty for the logistic of goods through water transportation. I remember, the only entertainment in this small town last time, were by 3 cinemas, which played the movies, 3 shows daily, and the ticket price started from 40 cents.
Now, this has all become history with cinemas and shops turn into birdhouses and hawkers centre.
I revisited Weng Cheang Lane off the Market Street on 8 August 2012, once a busy lane I spent my childhood time, just wanted to take some photo for VT sharing. The lane has now keep tidy with the houses change to warehouse, only a big house still with occupants, some birdhouses and an Indian barber on business.
The small double storey house ( 16ft X 60ft ) in the photo is No. 23, Lorong Weng Cheang, Parit Buntar, Perak. I was raised there with my siblings. Once this small house lived 22 big and small peoples.
The double tracks railway
Soon, sometime in June 2013, the double tracks railway will be completed.
Some constructions for the overhead bridge above the railway was completed ahead of time and started to use for traffic flow. As traffic is not yet busy, I stop on the overhead bridge for some photos. Try your luck to take photo of the train crossing.
Overhead Bridge railway crossing nearby here are at : Simpang Lima, Sungai Bogak, Jalan Taiping, Jalan Sempadan
- Budget Travel
The Old Sungai Kerian Jetty Platform
One upon a time, when water transportation is used for cargo the daily food and stuff. This was a busy jetty. Business activities was busy during that time, before 1960ies. This was told by my father who used to came here for his daily living activities during that time.
Now, it was turned to a fishing platform. From here, you can view the Kerian River Bridge and opposite to the river, it is Bandar Baharu, Kedah. The compound prior you reach the platform is a local food court that you can come to have your breakfast, lunch and dinner here. There are amper car parking lots for your convenience.
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
Looking for some old handcrafted signs
It is an antic, to someone who collect them, it maybe invalueable.
There are many old sign on top of the old houses. This one is found at Lorong Weng Cheang.
- Arts and Culture