Kampong Pimping Travel Guide

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Kampong Pimping Things to Do

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    by Pieter11 Written May 7, 2006

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    North from Kampung Pimping's "main street" you can find a deer farm. About 100 deers are being kept here. It's nice to see the animals in all sizes, from old ones with big antlers to young "Bambi" ones. The farm started a couple of years ago with only a few deers, and know it is over-populated! The breeded obviously is successfull.

    Another nice experience was at the other side of the road: the people living there were shocked to see us at the deer farm. Why? We were the very first orang putih (White people) they had ever seen in their lives!

    Kampung Pimpings Deer Farm Kampung Pimpings Deer Farm Shocked to see white people!
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    Just outside of the Kampung, you will find the completely empty beach of the village: Pantai Pimping. From here you can see Pulau Tiga at the horizon and several self-made fishermen-islands in the sea.

    At the beach itself you will see thousends of little holes in the sand made by small crabs, dead wood, and nice palmtrees and other plants. A nice place for a long walk along the waterside, without seeing a single tourist drinking his cocktail on the beach!

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    Kampung Pimping is situated at the banks of a small river. You can cross the river by car by crossing a very steep wooden bridge just outside the village. If you want to get to the other side of the water inside the "centre" you should used a beautiful narrow suspension bridge.

    This bridge is located just behind the mosque of the village. Standing in the middle of the bridge you have a great view of the small houses at the Kampung-side and the palmtrees at the jungle-side.

    The bridge seen from the jungle-side View from the suspension-bridge View from the suspension-bridge Pieter11 at the suspension-bridge View from the suspension-bridge
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Kampong Pimping Restaurants

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    Looking for a restaurant in Kampung Pimping will take you a while because there are none. But if you are hungry you can always buy some food at the side of the road. It is easy to find some stalls selling fruits: rambutan, pineapple, coconut, durian, bambangan...

    And if you want something warm you will always find a small stall selling sateh or chicken wings. Here you can see how they prepare it the original way: on a barbeque grilling it, constantly waving with a fan to prevent it from burning.

    Preparing Sateh Preparing Sateh
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Kampong Pimping Local Customs

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    During the islamic celebration of Eid Al-Adha I stayed in Kampung Pimping. It was a great experience to be a part of this tradition that is called Hari Raya Haji in Malaysia. Early in the morning an animal is slaughtered. This can be a goat, a cow or even a buffalo. In my case a cow was the unlucky one.

    After the slaughtering a lot of the meat is given away to the poor and the rest is kept to have a celebration-meal. It's a strange idea to know that the meat you have on your plate has been on the cow not more then an hour earlier, but at least you know it's fresh.

    Of course you have to dress up nicely, wearing traditional Malay clothes: Baju Kurung for the women and Baju Melayu for the men.

    Wearing baju melayu The cow (R.I.P.) The moment of slaughtering Lunch is being served Having lunch
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    During my stays in Kampung Pimping I was lucky to experience a mini-concert with traditional instruments. While drinking something, the instruments were brought in spontaneously and in a matter of a minute the private concert was started.

    Using a very special traditional instrument called "Kulintangan" together with a drum and a gong, the music really sounded nice. A kulintangan is an instrument made of wood, with cupper gong on with that is played like a xylophone. I didn't start this kulintangan and only stuck to the drum.

    Pieter11 playing the drum Traditional music in Kampung Pimping
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