Exploring Kukup Fishing Village and School on Stilts15 October, 2009
If you are tired from a whole-day mahjong and KTV session at Kukup, take a breather by roaming around the villages and see how the locals live in these interesting house on stilts.
You might find some of the ingredients e.g. prawns used to make the sumptuous meals served in Kukup, being aired just at their doorsteps. Do be careful when walking around, as some of the wooden platforms leading to the houses, do not look very stable and in danger of crumbling anytime. Stick to the main concrete path.
The main concrete pathway is too narrow for cars to drive on so bicycles and motorbikes are common form of transportation in Kukup village. The village is quite small so you can also walk to anywhere you want in the village within 30 minutes. There are also fishing boats travelling around the village, bringing around the freshest catch and maybe our dinner. 🙂
We noticed this interesting primary school on stilts and couldn’t resist taking a peek into what’s inside. It was a Saturday so no-one was in the school. The facilities are quite similar to any local primary school except that the entire school was built on stilts above the muddy ground. There are computer rooms and a multi-purpose hall cum canteen.
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Somehow the girls decided to do a very weird pose (see above picture) – rather well-coordinated. 🙂
The classrooms are unlocked, pretty much like the houses in Kukup village – the doors are kept open, everyone knew their neighbours around, fostering this sense of kampung spirit (i guess).
Again,some poses of us back in school (literally). Oh, check out the yellow classroom pass, which you had to obtain from the teacher if you intend to go to the toilet. It generated some form of nostalgia for some of our “classmates” here. 🙂