[Gambar] Kenangan Meyaksikan Tembakan Bedil di Kuala Terengganu

1 06 2019

Kita sering terganggu apabila mendengar bunyi letupan bunga api atau mercun menjelang Maghrib di bulan Ramadan, yang tergambar di minda kita ialah sekumpulan kanak-kanak sedang bermain-main sementara menunggu waktu berbuka; walhal mereka sepatutnya bersiap-siap untuk berbuka sama ada di rumah, surau atau masjid.

Tetapi berlainan di Kuala Terengganu, kerana bunyi letupan bedil amat ditunggu-tunggu kerana ia menandakan tibanya waktu berbuka puasa. Malah, waktu imsak juga ditandakan dengan tembakan bedil. Itulah di antara keunikan berbuka puasa di Kuala Terengganu yang sangat saya rindui. Malah, bedil bukan hanya ditembak sepanjang bulan Ramadan sahaja tetapi juga daripada 2 hingga ke 7 Syawal iaitu sepanjang enam hari pertama puasa sunat bulan Syawal. Menurut nenek saya, dahulunya ramai yang memilih untuk terus berpuasa bermula 2 Syawal dan sambutan Hari Raya ke enam lebih meriah daripada Hari Raya pertama.

Telah bertahun berlalu sejak kali kali terakhir saya berpuasa di Kuala Terengganu namun kenangan menunggu di hadapan tingkap rumah nenek bagi menyaksikan tembakan bedil masih segar di ingatan saya. Sebenarnya, sejak sekian lama tembakan bunga api telah menggantikan tembakan bedil, namun ianya masih dikenali sebagai tembakan bedil.

Menariknya, walaupun bunyi bedil amat sinonim dengan bulan puasa di Kuala Terengganu, tetapi masih ramai penduduk Kuala Terengganu sendiri yang tidak mengetahui di mana lokasi sebenarnya bedil ditembak sepanjang Ramadan. Persoalan ini telah membawa kepada satu misi mencari lokasi sebenar tempat bedil ditembak dan pada 5hb Syawal 1431H bersamaan 14hb September 2010M, arwah ayah telah membawa kami ke tapak lokasi tembakan bedil iaitu di atas sebuah bukit kecil bernama Bukit Pak Apil.

Kami berpeluang mengambil gambar dan merakam video daripada satu kedudukan yang selamat seperti yang dinasihatkan oleh mereka yang berkenaan.

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Ramadhan’s Bedil In Kuala Terengganu

17 07 2013

In Kuala Terengganu, one of the most special part of Ramadhan is the ‘bedil’.

How I wish there is ‘bedil’ in Kuala Lumpur too, to signal the time for Iftar and Imsak.

Below is a post that I wrote on September 28, 2010 about photographing the bedil in Kuala Terengganu.

Photographing The Bedils

I snapped this photo myself. I need to aim my camera to the right spot and snap at the right moment because if I was a few seconds late I’ll be snapping photos of smoke.

In Kuala Terengganu people break their fast after the sound of the ‘bedil’ in the Ramadhan.

There were bedil‘s on the 2nd day of Eid until 7th day of Eid too.

On the 5th day of Eid, my dad took me to Bukit Pak Apil in Kuala Terengganu to watch bedil’ shooting.

These are the bedil shooting base.

A policeman guided us to a safe location to watch the bedil‘.

The ‘bedil’ contractor and a policeman reached the ‘bedil’ shooting site.

The ‘bedil’ contractor preparing the ‘bedil’.

First we have to wait for the sound of ‘dup’.

Then we started snapping lots and lots and lots of photos as the bedilexploded in the sky into a gigantic umbrella of colourful lights right above our heads.

Then the umbrella turned into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

The bedil after the ‘dup’ sound

The bedil exploded…

…into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops…

…and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

We went there again on the 6th and 7th day of Eid to snap more photos.

It was very, very hard to snap the photos because we have to aim at the right spot of where there the wind would blow the ‘bedil’.

We also need to snap at the right moment before the beautiful ‘bedil’ faded into umbrellas of smoke in the sky.

We also had to squat down fearing the loud sound made us jump and fall down the cliff.

We need to squat because we do not want to fall down the hill.

I snapped some beautiful ‘bedil’ photos and I am very proud of them 🙂

I snapped all the above photos by myself!





Photographing The Bedils

28 09 2010

I snapped this photo myself. I need to aim my camera to the right spot and snap at the right moment because if I was a few seconds late I’ll be snapping photos of smoke.

In Kuala Terengganu people break their fast after the sound of the ‘bedil’ in theRamadhan.

There were bedil‘s on the 2nd day of Eid until 7th day of Eidtoo.

On the 5th day of Eid, my dad took me to Bukit Pak Apil in Kuala Terengganu to watch bedil’ shooting.

These are the bedil shooting base.

A policeman guided us to a safe location to watch the bedil‘.

The ‘bedil’ contractor and a policeman reached the ‘bedil’ shooting site.

The ‘bedil’ contractor preparing the ‘bedil’.

First we have to wait for the sound of ‘dup’.

Then we started snapping lots and lots and lots of photos as the bedilexploded in the sky into a gigantic umbrella of colourful lights right above our heads.

Then the umbrella turned into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

The bedil after the ‘dup’ sound

The bedil exploded…

…into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops…

…and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

We went there again on the 6th and 7th day of Eid to snap more photos.

It was very, very hard to snap the photos because we have to aim at the right spot of where there the wind would blow the ‘bedil’.

We also need to snap at the right moment before the beautiful ‘bedil’ faded into umbrellas of smoke in the sky.

We also had to squat down fearing the loud sound made us jump and fall down the cliff.

We need to squat because we do not want to fall down the hill.

I snapped some beautiful ‘bedil’ photos and I am very proud of them 🙂

I snapped all the above photos by myself!





Second Day Of Eid

3 10 2008

Yesterday was the 2nd day of Eid.

In the morning I went to my nenek’s neighbour’s house.

His name is Wan Musa but I call him Atuk Wan Musa.

He helped my father to destroy the wasps’ hive.

I ate nasi minyak at his house.

After that we went back to nenek’s house because we want to pray.

Then we went to restaurant Lempeng.

But it was closed.

After that we went to my father’s aunty’s house.

Then we went to my mother’s cousin’s house.

I ate nasi minyak and satay at her house.

I went to Bukit Kechil but there the hill was gone.

Then we went up Bukit Pak Apil.

I climbed 113 steps to the top of the hill.

I saw the place where they fire the bedil.

There my father took pictures of huge fire works they use for bedil.

I could see the beach from the top of Bukit Pak Apil.

We could only visited a few houses because my sister Kafah and I had diarrhoea.

My mother said I cannot drink milk.

But when my diarrhoea is over, I can drink milk again.

May be we ate too much nasi dagang yesterday.

But today I did not eat nasi dagang.

I ate nasi minyak.





Eid Mubarak

1 10 2008

Yesterday I watched a bedil in my father’s mother house in Kuala Terengganu for breaking fast.

But before that in the afternoon I saw 7 bedils for Eid.

Today is 1st Shawal, the 1st day of Eid.

I like Eid because we can visit other houses.

But I don’t know whether my sisters like Eid.

I like to wish Eid Mubarak to all Muslims.


Send this eCard !

EID MUBARAK

From Ahmad Ali Karim





The Bedil

29 09 2008

This morning at 5:25 am, I watched the bedil at my

nenek’s house in Kuala Terengganu. The bedil sound is

boooooommmm and after  the fire works came out it

sounds tssssssssssssssss. The fire works was beautiful.

I can hear the bedil 3 times a day. 1st and 2nd for imsak

and 3rd for iftar to break our fast. Bedil is a huge fire

works. It is not dangerous because they use a timer to

fire the bedil. My dad said that long time ago they used a

cannon. Cannon is dangerous.

.

In Kuala Lumpur there is no bedil. We waited for

Maghrib azan on TV to break our fast. Just now I saw a

little house where they keep the bedil to be fired. The

house is on a hill.The hill is named Bukit Pak Apil. Do

you know what is bedil? Have you seen it?








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