Mukah

on Monday, April 6, 2009

Went to mukah yesterday due to some business there. the last time i went there was a year ago.
It is to my knowledge that there are some major road works that have been going on for years. it is the upgrading of the road linking mukah to the main bintulu-sibu road. after a year of not going there i expected that the road condition have gotten better but i was really surprise when i reach the junction. it has gotten worst.

these are the pictures that i manage to take while being bounce all over in my 4x4.

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notice the heavy vehicles that are also using the road. it just makes the road worse.

here are more pictures.

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the road is not that long it is about 30 km but it took me about an hour plus just to get to the end.

finally i reach mukah. nice coastal village. is at best to describe it. i can't say a city eventhou they called it bandar mukah because it is really small for a "bandar".

these are some of the pictures of bandar mukah.

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the fish market
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the fish here a really fresh and really cheap.
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this guy was selling a local delicacy called Umai. basically it is raw fish salad. other ingrediant are onions, chillies, limau kasturi, kuih kacang tumbuk, some salt and sagu. it is really nice if it is eaten fresh but taste horrible if it is not.

mukah is divided into 2 parts from my own observation.

first is the old town where the fish market, a cineplex and the old bust station is located. the second part of mukah is the new town which basically is a new town. the buildings are very modern looking. it is really a contrast of the development that is being done there.

old part of mukah.

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this used to be the bus station. now it is a parking lot. notice the buildings in the background that is the old commercial district. still in business.
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this is a cineplex. the entrance is from the side.
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this is the mukah food court. the old one. sits beside the batang mukah (mukah river). fishing vessels use the river as a passage to the sea.

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the river mouth that leads to the south china sea.

this are pictures of the new part of mukah.

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the mukah mosque. now known as the masjid pehin setia raja. don;t ask me why it is called that way.
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a picture inside the mosque.
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mukah's clock tower.

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the menara pehin setia raja.
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the new commercial center.
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and a landmark of mukah. the famous batang mukah bridge.

there was a bus that skidded of the road due to the poor road conditions. i pass by the accident site just moment after it happen and this is the only pictures that i got.

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this was in the middle of nowhere with no houses located in a 5km radius. i really don;t know what happen to the passengers or when they were rescued.

well that is all. have a nice day.