Wong Nai Siong came with agriculturalists who were dirt poor but willing to meet the challenges of a new Nanyang. No one amongst them was an artist or a poet. A few were literate. Wong Nai Siong himself was highly educated. Later as the pioneers prospered they sent for educated men to come and teach in the schools they established. One of the schools established here was the Kwong Ang School.
I wonder how they felt on their first sunrise in Sg. Merah.
Here are four shots of mine taking from different angles over a few minutes. The sun rises fast in an equatorial land and it is hard to capture its colours.
Walking a little further away the pink colours contrast with the dark shadows.
I took more of the electrical wires.
After a few moments the rain came suddenly making the grass very wet . The opportunity to take more sunrise photos was lost....and perhaps another time I would be able to take better photos with even more glorious colours. Chasing sunrises in Sg. Merah was quite an experience! I am sure the spirit of Wong Nai Siong and his pioneers must be smiling.
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