Visiting The ‘Bukit Puteri’
Bukit Puteri is a 208-metre hill facing the Terengganu River.
‘Bukit’ means hill and ‘puteri’ means princess.
It was formerly a fortress between 1831 and 1876.
It is a very beautiful place.
Uncle Hulaimi or Awang Goneng wrote a lot about Bukit Puteri in his books, ‘Growing Up In Trengganu’ and ‘A Map Of Trengganu’.
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.