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Along the beach, old hulls stranded ... (Tioman Island, Malaysia)

Tioman: on the road to the village of Tekek

  Malaysia: Peninsula and Borneo - July 2006

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The path to Tekek is punctuated by small houses, which range from the rickety hut to the dapper chalet. Cafes-restaurants-grocery stores sell sachets of noodles snapshots, fishing line and laundry packs, serve plates of fried rice and ...

Along the beach, old hulls stranded. Atmosphere a melancholy strand, at low tide.

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Along the beach, old hulls stranded ... (Tioman Island, Malaysia)

I can not believe the kindness of all those people I meet, standing on their doorstep, hanging out along the road or perched on their motorbikes, all those people I do not know and who greet me with a gesture, a word, a smile.

Along this now almost roadside, since a few cars also pass by, there is a tropical nonchalance, a little tinged with melancholy. Everything collapses, flakes, collapses slowly, softened by the humidity in the air, corroded by the salty wind, disjointed by the baking sun: the grounded boats, the shanty houses, the canopies of guingois.

There are also places a little dirty, with piles of badly burned garbage where the monkeys come to forage, framed by countless panels DO NOT LITTER

Nevertheless, the walk is still very pleasant. The sea on the right, the jungle on the left. And I pedal in the middle, sweating liters of water in the mad hope of finding, in the village shops, some elements of civilization that I urgently need: an extension cord for the inconvenient plug of my chalet, some mosquito repellent seeing that my reserve is coming to an end and, who knows, maybe a connection really high-speed to the internet?

  Malaysia: Peninsula and Borneo - July 2006

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