|Photo courtesy of Steve Ling of Sibu|
Floating toilets have been very common all over the Borneo Island . They are convenient to use and in many ways they help not only in ablution but in helping bathers to change discretely.
Many city folks find it quite easy to bathe in the river, just jump into the water and swim a little. But when it comes to changing it is a bit difficult. So a little room is comforting . The floating pontoon or dou tau is a safe platform for kids to use as a jumping or diving platform. It is useful as a place to wash clothes. And most important of all a pontoon is the place where long boats can be tied to and passengers can get on and off boats.
It is usually the best place for fishermen to cast their lines and wait patiently for fish to bite.
To me this is the kind of romantic platform for girls to sit and chat until the moon rises and birds sing their song....and it is time to go home before the kerosene lamps flicker out.
October 23, 2012
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