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the sun above Rat Island

kayes



Registered: July 2008
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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,587
October 6, 2008 11:03pm

Message from Di & Trev Lucht (diane_lucht@hotmail.com)


"This is my second attempt to put a comment in. This is just a magical site. One of my sons sat here with me and we oooed and aahhed all the way thru the photos and comments. Hello Ray Green, I worked with you at RAAF Radio B'worth. I tried also to contact Tony and Anne Perrini, but the email was returned. If anyone should have current address, I would appreciate it, they were so kind to me for the whole time I was expecting our first son. Would love to go back one day and show our Grandchildren where we spent the best yrs of our lives".
Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
Location: Land Down Under
Posts: 152
February 1, 2009 12:51pm

Kayes, this is by far one of your most glorious pics of Mother Nature. Oh, do they still call it Rat Island or Pulau Tikus these days?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,587
February 1, 2009 1:08pm

hi Phoebe, glad to know you are surviving that heat wave Down Under Smile That island is usually called Pulau Tikus. I am actually very curious about that isle but I have never set foot there. Maybe I can find some skull and bones plus hidden treasure. There is an unmanned lighthouse there.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,587
February 1, 2009 1:19pm

Message from Veronica de Bakker (veronicadeb@optusnet.com.au)


"Was looking to find out some info on the renamed streets in the area. Returned there in 2005 while visiting a friend in KL, found one house that we lived in at Jalan Bungah Kachapiring but could not find the house on Vale of Tempe Road as it has all changed. I also have been trying to find my Amah who lived in Road 7, off Vale of Tempe Road, Boey Fook Choon and she would be over 60 now as I am".
Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
Location: Land Down Under
Posts: 152
February 1, 2009 3:02pm

Haha, Kayes. Yes, I did survive our record heatwave of a week but only just. Smile


Is Pulau Tikus accessible to the public?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,587
February 1, 2009 3:23pm

It is accessible to the public but nobody seems to want to go there. From afar all I can see are rocks and rocks. Maybe it is true that only rats live there. Perhaps it was previously some kind of Alcatraz and the "rats" referred to were of the human kind Smile
Sir_William

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 14
February 4, 2009 10:12am

nice...didn't know there is a lighthouse, I have not seen this place & how could I get there?
Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, Limestone coast, South Australia
Posts: 87
February 4, 2009 11:29am

I windsurfed over there when I lived in Tg Bungah in 1980s. There is some type of malay dato house/shrine on the island similar to the one hiding ina cave at the top of jesselton. I think strictly speaking these are regarded as deviationist. I'm sure kayes can fill us in on the details.


Any small boat even a canoe can get you over there just beware the current direction. Landing on the island is easy as there is a small beach.
Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, Limestone coast, South Australia
Posts: 87
February 4, 2009 11:33am

If I remember correctly it is a Malay grave with green Pakistan type flags and a lot of Chinese names of people who paid for the grave to be constructed. The one in Jesselton is by the elec and water systems and Celcom tower at the end of Taman jesselton.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,587
February 4, 2009 2:15pm

William, Pulau Tikus can be seen from most parts of Tanjong Bungah. A small motorised sampan can get you there in less than 15 minutes. To get one of these sampans, go to the beach near the Hollywood Restaurant and make inquiries.


Mike, these "dato shrines" are usually used by punters to pray for lucky numbers. I hope you didn't see any skulls there. I stick to my Chifa Book Smile
Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, Limestone coast, South Australia
Posts: 87
February 5, 2009 10:26am

Ah now I know why I win the lottery every week!



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