Apa Ada Dengan Tanjung Piai? (Gambar)

29 09 2019

Fishermen's boats at the jetty next the Tanjung Piai Resort.

Pilihan Raya Kecil (PRK) Tanjung Piai yang bakal diadakan tidak lama lagi telah melonjakkan nama Tanjung Piai, yang sebelum ini mungkin tidak begitu dikenali selain dalam kalangan Bangsa Johor.

Kawasan Tanjung Piai terletak di selatan Johor, dalam daerah Pontian dan tidak jauh dari pekan Kukup; namun dari sudut persempadanan pilihan raya pula, kawasan Parlimen Tanjung Piai meliputi dua kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) iaitu N.55 Pekan Nenas dan N.56 Kukup.

Tanjung Piai mungkin tidaklah segah nama destinasi-destinasi pelancongan lain di Johor yang lebih popular seperti Legoland dan Puteri Harbour Theme Park di Iskandar Puteri, Desaru, Johor Bahru, Gunung Ledang, Pulau Besar, Pulau Rawa dan sebagainya; namun tahukah anda bahawa di sinilah letaknya tanah paling selatan di benua Asia?

Taman Negara Tanjung Piai terletak di hujung paling selatan Semenanjung Malaysia dan di sini juga letaknya titik paling selatan di tanah besar Eurasia.

Tempat jatuh lagi dikenang, inikan pula tempat bermain, nama Tanjung Piai amat istimewa kepada saya, ibu dan kakak-kakak kerana banyak kenangan manis bersama arwah ayah di sini.

Beberapa tahun yang lalu, ketika arwah ayah masih ada, kami sering ke Tanjung Piai, Kukup dan Pontian selain daerah-daerah lain di Johor, dan pada satu ketika, kami pernah ke Tanjung Piai hampir setiap minggu sehingga saya sudah biasa dengan kawasan ini kerana telah berbelas kali ke sana.

Tanjung Piai kaya dengan keindahan semulajadi, dikelilingi oleh hutan paya bakau yang sangat cantik dengan kedipan kelip-kelip di sesetengah kawasan pada waktu malam.

Kalau mengikut kawasan di bawah Parlimen Tanjung Piai, ekonomi penduduknya tertumpu kepada perikanan, pertanian dan ekopelancongan.

Makanan lautnya sangat segar dan antara yang paling saya rindui ialah ‘baby sotong’, ketam dan otak-otak yang kami nikmati di Tanjung Piai Resort, iaitu sebuah resort yang dibina di atas air berhampiran dengan jeti nelayan dan tidak jauh dari Taman Negara Tanjung Piai.

Kawasan perkampungan sekitar Tanjung Piai sentiasa tenang, berbeza dengan suasana di pekan Kukup yang dipenuhi dengan restoran-restoran makanan laut yang agak sibuk ketika hujung minggu.

Menjelang PRK nanti, khasnya dalam tempoh berkempen, kawasan yang tenang ini akan menjadi sibuk dan akan dipenuhi oleh pemimpin dan petugas parti-parti politik dari seluruh negara; termasuk mereka yang belum pernah berkunjung ke Tanjung Piai selama ini.

Semoga penduduk Tanjung Piai akan membuat pilihan yang tepat dengan memilih pemimpin yang berjiwa besar, berwibawa serta amanah demi memastikan kesejahteraan rakyat sentiasa terbela.

Di bawah ialah sebahagian daripada koleksi gambar yang kami rakamkan di sekitar kawasan Tanjung Piai beberapa tahun yang lalu.

Related Post:

  1. Johor (1): Tanjung Piai Resort
  2. Johor (2): Photos – Taman Negara Tanjung Piai (Tanjung Piai National Park)
  3. Johor (4): Photos Of High Tide vs Low Tide (Tanjung Piai)

Sila tekan gambar untuk imej yang lebih besar:





Mistakes In Designs Of Vertical Flags Of Johor

21 06 2016

The districts of Johor, Malaysia were given their own flags on the 3rd March of 2015, and since then the districts flags are proudly seen waving in their respective districts.

All of the ten district flags come in two versions, horizontal and vertical.

The horizontal flags are the ones that we usually see either hoisted from poles or hung against the walls, fences and others.

(Please click here to learn more about the horizontal flags of the districts if Johor)

The vertical flags are the flags that are usually hoisted from a crossbar, either on lamp posts or on walls.

Below are the vertical flags of the districts of Johor:

But it is very unfortunate that when it comes to the districts of Johor vertical flags, I saw mistakes in the designs of some of the flags hung around the districts that I had visited.

One of the common mistakes is converting the design of the horizontal flag into a vertical flag by just rotating the horizontal flag and “stretching its background”.

I first realised these mistakes during my visit to Felda Bukit Ramun, and since then, I like to observe vertical district flags whenever I travel around Johor; and I found that there are mistakes in designs of other vertical flags hung in other places too, including in Batu Pahat which I visited a few day ago.

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From my observation as I travel around Johor, below are the common mistakes in the designs of the vertical flags of the districts of Johor:

Maybe some people are not bothered by these mistakes; and may consider them as little mistakes but for me this is a serious problem because of the importance and the significance of the flags as part of our love, respect and loyalty to the state of Johor.

Apart from that, it also can ruin the meaning and significance in the designs of the district flags.

The best example is the flag of Tangkak, where the blue triangle represents the Mount Ledang; but when the design of the horizontal flag is just rotated to turn it into a vertical flag, the triangle which represents the Mount Ledang is also rotated thus, it doesn’t represent the shape of a mountain anymore.

And that is why in the actual design of the vertical flag of Tangkak, the triangle is cropped at the sides so that the triangle shall remains as a symbol of a mountain.

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The integral aspects of the designs are the crescent and star, and the core colour which must be placed in the right positions of the flags.

The crescent and star in the district flags represent Islam as the religion of the state of Johor, hence they must be placed at the top of the flag or in the central part of the designs; and not at the lower part of the flags as in some of the “faulty” district flags of Kota Tinggi, Mersing and Muar that I came across.

Another mistake that people made when converting a horizontal district flag to a vertical flag is to place the center point of the orthogonally divided flag exactly in the middle of the flag, which what happens in the flags of Muar and Kulai.

And in the flag of Muar, they made the first and fourth quarters black, second quarter yellow with a red crescent and star, and the third quarter red with a white crescent and star.

The real flag has the first quarter red with a white crescent and star, the second and third quarters black, and the fourth yellow with a red crescent and star.

In the flag of Kulai they also made the first and fourth quarters blue, and the second and third quarters red instead of the first and fourth quarters red, and the second and third quarters blue.





Johor (4): Photos Of High Tide vs Low Tide (Tanjung Piai)

31 05 2016

Last week I visited Tanjung Piai again, but it was a very short trip that I did not have much chance to take pictures.

Anyway, during my second visit which was a couple of weeks ago, I managed to take wonderful photos of the place.

It was high tide when we reached the Tanjung Piai Resort, unlike my first visit when the tide was low that I could see the muddy ground below the piers.

So I took the chance to take pictures of the place to compare them with the pictures I took during my first trip and we can see big differences in the scenery as well as the weather.

During our first trip, it was quite hot and it wasn’t really windy until nighttime.

But during my second visit, it was very, very windy that some of the table clothes at the unoccupied tables at restaurant flew and they had to clip the table clothes to the tables.

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The Flags of the Districts of Johor

19 05 2016

The state of Johor has ten districts which are Batu Pahat, Johor Bahru, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Kulai, Mersing, Muar, Pontian, Segamat and Tangkak.

And on March 3, 2015, all the ten districts were given their own district flags.

Six months later, the district of Kulaijaya and the district of Ledang were renamed as Kulai and Tangkak respectively by the Sultan of Johor, Ibrahim Ismail ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj.

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All of the district flags of Johor have similar characteristic, which are red, white and blue in colour and with crescents and stars.

There are five bend flags, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, including three per-bend flags which are Batu Pahat, Johor Bahru and Segamat; two orthogonal quartered flag, Kulai and Muar; two triangle flag, Tangkak, including one chevron flag which is Mersing; and one horizontal bicolour flag which is Pontian (charged with a white crescent and star).

The stars’ rotation angles are the same in all flags except for the per-bend divided ones, since the stars are aligned to the bend of the flag.

The designs of the flags symbolises the special characteristic of the districts, for instance in the case of Kota Tinggi’s flag, the colour white at the center field represents the Johor River where the old Sultanate of Johor was established on 1528.

In the case of the district of Mersing flag, the upper field of the flag symbolizes the South China Sea while in the district of Tangkak flag, the blue triangle represents the Mount Ledang which used to be the name of the district before August 2015.

Related posts:

•~    Municipal flags in Terengganu (Malaysia)
•~    Johor (1): Tanjung Piai Resort
•~    Johor (2): Photos – Taman Negara Tanjung Piai (Tanjung Piai National Park)
•~    Johor (3): Muar





Johor (2): Photos – Taman Negara Tanjung Piai (Tanjung Piai National Park)

5 04 2016

Taman Negara Tanjung Piai, Pontian, Johor, March 11, 2016.

Taman Negara Tanjung Piai, Pontian, Johor, March 11, 2016.

During our last trip to Tanjung Piai, we visited the Tanjung Piai National Park where the southmost tip of Eurasia mainland is located.

Unfortunately, the most significant part of the Tanjung Piai National Park where the southern most tip signage and globe is located, was temporarily closed because part of the pier’s structure is unsafe. 

Taman Negara Tanjung Piai, Pontian, Johor, March 11, 2016.

Taman Negara Tanjung Piai, Pontian, Johor, March 11, 2016.

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Johor (1): Tanjung Piai Resort

29 03 2016

A lovely view from the parking area of the Tanjung Piai Resort.

A lovely view from the parking area of the Tanjung Piai Resort.

On the 11th of March, I visited Tanjung Piai which is situated in Pontian.

The southernmost point tip of Tanjung Piai, at the coordinates of 1°15’N, 103°30’E is not only the southernmost part of Malaysia but also the southernmost tip of the Eurasia mainland!

We stayed at the Tanjung Piai Resort which was connected to the land by long piers.

The whole complex was built on stilts and walking on the piers, we can enjoy the amazing views of the Straits of Johor and the beauty of the mangrove swampland.

We reached the resort during low tide and as we walked along the piers to our room, we can see the muddy ground of the mangrove swamp below the piers.

As night came the seawater started to rise and after a few hours, the water rose so high that one can even fish from the piers.

It was very beautiful during the night and walking on the piers over the seawater, I felt as if I was walking on piers over the ocean with the cool sea breeze blowing in my hair.

As I listened to the calming sounds of the waves and looked at the stars shining brightly above me, I was enchanted by the serenity of the surrounding.

It was amazing to look at the straight line of the bright lights coming from the ships as if there’s a street market over the dark water of the Straits of Johor in contrast to the darkness of the mangrove swampland on the opposite side.

Tanjung Piai is also a great place for enjoying fresh seafood; the crabs that we had for dinner was so fresh and tasty and I really enjoyed them.

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