July 25, 2010

Revisiting Wong Nai Siong's First Sunrise in Sg Merah

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.

Standing on the porch of the  holiday villa I was staying in I watched the sunrise in its pinkness with perhaps too much clouds. The street lamp was still on.

Walking a little further away the pink colours contrast with the dark shadows.

More light.

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.


Vicky 刘宁 said...

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Bengbeng said...

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Ann said...

Sibu, my home town, Do people still learn their History lessons?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

I find photobucket a little difficult to use. I use Microsoft Picture Manager which is very versatile and fast. Give it a try.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Vicky's blog is hard to get into at this time..the photobucket is creating some confusion for people to write their comments. Is that a problem when she uploads?

Sarawakiana@2 said...
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Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Ann
Local history can be very interesting. History as a subject can be wonderful but these days many teachers are so overworked they have little love for their subject and even assessment.

What is the future of education in Sarawak? That's a big question.

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