I found this tin mining ship at Dengkil, next to ELIT expressway. It was so majestic till now since I seen it two years ago. However it was kinda hidden and not easy to discover. Google Earth guided me to this treasure. I was grown up in tin mining town, Batang Berjuntai. At age 11 I’ve been to mine with good friend – Kah Keat. I remember we cycled 8km to visit friend at Berjuntai Bestari. The road was covered by white sand and stone. Adult always tell us that mining area is dangerous and don’t go for swim cause it will drown you. The statement has made the mining area myterious to me. The ship like a floating castle. I wonder what people do with the ship and how it operate.
This Dengkil Ship is not abandoned. There is a Indian living with his guard dog there. After I taken few shots, the dog was noticed me from far and bark at me. I was scared and left immediately. If there is group of hounds, I may get killed since it a restricted area. Then I met a guy who is visiting this ship guardian and I follow him to take close shot. I have to walk inside because the bad road condition. Being alone and mind alert me to be extra careful. I shot 100m from the ship. The hot sun telling me to go back and try my luck next time to enter the ship.
|From kapal korek|