Friday, August 21, 2009

Boat building at Pulau Duyung, Terengganu

We took some time to go to Pulau Duyung to see the boat builders and talk with them. All the boats are hand made, this is a 50 foot yacht 5 months in the making by this man mainly and help from another two persons. We spend some time talking with him on the boat making, looking at the nails and huge hammers that was used. They use cengal wood, a hardwood, and he expects his boats to last. Was brought over to his place and introduced by the taxi driver.. an eye opener, to see how skilled our craftsman, and how this skill is just dying out.

Ernest
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