Besides having fun on the beach and in the surf there were cultural presentations like the rodat, wayang kulit and sometimes even an ulik mayang presentation. The shows were not sponsored by any companies even though unlighted cigarettes were thrown at the mak inang rodat by appreciative members of the audience. Cigarette companies take note: The practice is still prevalent today in villages wherever rodat is performed.
Since cars were not aplenty yet in Kuala Terengganu at this time, the popular mode of transport was the bicycle. Our scout troop (1st KT) made money by running a bicycle park service. We were the only one with metal parking tickets. Our Scout Master, Mr.Gurunathan lovingly made them in the Industrial workshop.
The Main Pantai was also held at other beaches like pantai Mengabang Telipot or maybe pantai Tok Jembal. No cases of khalwat were reported.
If you remember Main Pantai at any of the beaches mentioned (or inadvertently not mentioned), do share the memories here.
Labels: main pantai
Pokku dear,By Cat-in-Sydney, at 3:23 PM
One day, we'll get Mama to take us "main-main di pantai" at Dad's hometown. Oh, my Mama said people in her kampung say "kuba" and not "keruba". The kampung is somewhere in Hulu Trengganu, though. har har har *evil laughs*
salam Pokku...By , at 4:53 PM
am from Kg. Serada and in my early fifties by now... did awaiting the annually "maing pata" circa 60's up to the early 70's... went through and shared all the joyfull scenes of "bulang ngambang" with those temporarily migrant-families... as I can remember, there were not even a single family from my kampung did joined with occupying a plot along the beach stretch... I might be wrong if it was within a bigger circumference of Mukim Serada you'd accounted to...
joyful - typing error, Pokku... heheBy , at 4:56 PM
dulu..Che' (my mom) akan tengok kelangit pastu napok macam nok ribut. She would ask me...'ada orang maing pata ke?'By Anonymous, at 11:44 AM
never fails..every year.
Those were the days.
- 吳婷婷, at 4:44 AM
- 林秋萍林秋萍, at 2:54 PM
I remember the main pantai festival at Pantai Burok, but now has lost its identity. A rich annual festival of Trengganu.By 1399, at 10:13 AM
- 莊雅和莊雅和莊雅和, at 6:59 AM
ah.. Pantai Mengabang Telipot. so very close to my alma mater MRSM Kuala Terengganu... :)By Iron Butterfly, at 2:17 PM
- 俊宏淑松, at 4:29 PM
- 許李秀樺靜怡, at 1:57 PM
salam pokku,By , at 8:22 PM
masih saya teringat main pantai pokku...mandi laut sampai pedih pedih mata tengah panah matahari.
and that was the last time, mak passed away not long after that..
(al fatihah). ayah was too busy with work...tak dan nok bawak jalan2 doh.
berderai2 airmata saya bila baca entry pokku ni...teringat mak..
- 魏育如, at 1:02 PM
- 陳林美純易南, at 1:42 PM
- 惠慧萍婷, at 4:01 PM
- 謝俊林奕宏宏, at 9:59 AM
- 凱許倫, at 10:24 PM
- 信陳定, at 12:13 PM
- 怡靜怡靜怡靜怡雯, at 7:02 PM
- 316, at 8:08 PM
- 廷家祥家祥雯, at 8:06 AM
Masa saya outstation di Kuala Terengganu, saya dan kawan ada main layang dekat pantai Batu Burok lepas waktu kerjaBy akubiomed, at 1:27 AM
salam singgah!!By Said Saiful Fazli, at 6:20 PM
btw, nice blog~
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