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Relics (_DSC3741)

This photo was ranked amongst the "World's Best Photo of Malaysia"


Kampung Cina , Chinatown of Kuala Terengganu is the main Chinese settlement in Kuala Terengganu , situated near the heart of Kuala Terengganu city centre. In 1719 , the Chinese village settlement had more than 1000 house compared from its today row of pre-war Chinese shop houses of that which only dated as far as 200 year or its earlier dated that are recoded by foreigner like Alexander Hamilton and Captain Joseph Jackson who visited the Chinese settlement while in the Kuala Terengganu town during 1719. and other like J. Newbold in 1893, Munshi Abdullah in 1836, and more.


But the exact date of the founding of Kampung Cina is not clearly know as no archaeology dig was ever made, as to preserve the Kampong Cina site which is now a part of the city. Many who live here can be say are decendent from the first Chinese who arrive and settler here at Terengganu since the 16th.century.Thus many of it occupants treat they house as ancestral home which have many history of being handed down from their father to their children and grand children. On the year 2004, The Government had declared that the Kampung Cina’s various historical structures and area was gazetted as one of the heritage sites in Terengganu.


P/S: The sparrows are all out searching for food, I was out searching for breakfast for my soul.



Gears: Nikon D50, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

Location: China Town, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

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Taken on January 12, 2008