Thursday, September 22, 2011

Water, Water All Around Me....


Angelina's note: In days of yore, most rural areas in Malaysia do not have proper water supplies. Some would have deep wells like this where the villagers congregate to do their washing, bathing etc... We saw this at Cekmi's village in Pasir Mas, Kelantan. I wonder if water is still drawn from this well, in case there's a disruption of water supply. purrr....meow!

34 comments:

Carolyn said...

But would the water pass the strict health and safety regulations? lol It's very interesting to see how people live (and used to live!)

Kjelle Bus said...

I hope they have a new well to take water from !

jul said...

love the picture..so greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen.

Tamago said...

Sounds like wells are essential in rural areas in Malaysia. I've seen a well in Japan, it was for in case of emergency.
I think, too, maybe water will be drawn from that well if there is water supply shortage.

zool said...

there's a well in my house too

Anonymous said...

Salams Puan,
This reminds me of my arwah wan n aki"s well in Kuantan Pahang.Lovely cool water from the well.
Thank you for the beautiful pix.

wawa

meowwmania said...

Angelina nak mandi air perigi meh la dtg rmh aunty ;)

Monyet King said...

Ding dong bell, pussy in the well ?

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Carolyn,
Those days, those regulations don't matter as long as water was clean visually and taste wise. purr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Kjelle,
Everyone has piped water now. But they should use the water from the well for their garden perhaps. purr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Jul,
You'd love the village more. purr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tamago-san,
This particular well looks abandoned though. purr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Zool,
That's pawesome. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Wawa,
Is the well still being used now? purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Mandi berkemban tepi perigi...auw! purr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Your Royal Monyetness,
Ding dong bell, it's the monkey that's now in the well! purr...meow!

Pi Bani said...

My house pun masih ada telaga... only used in emergencies though.

Anonymous said...

Salam,

Just curious, did you look into the well ?

Sandy said...

Jakartans still use well because the tap water here is so unreliable, one day it's on, another day it decided to take vacation. So they drill well just in case the water dies. Anyway, if that well hasn't been used for years, I'd rather not find out what's in there -_- there could be snakes and other scary stuff

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi mandi berkemban erk? purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Anon 9:24am,
I dared not look. Anyway, we felt bad for using the well owner's front yard to make a U-turn as we were looking for a place to park. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
Mama's office has sponsored many wells around your country, complete with tanks and pipes and generators. Especially on Java island. purr...meow!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Good enough for bathing and washing with! Malaysia is blessed with an amazing supply of groundwater! If we keep our rainforests intact as water catchment areas, our wells and aquifers will never run dry!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

CO78,
True, what you said. Unfortunately, too many forests being disturbed now. purrr...meow!

LP said...

Water , water everywhere
and all the boards did shrink;
water, water everywhere,
nor any drop to drink.
~ Coleridge.

That particular well looks as though it hasn't been used in a long time ... but I bet it was life saving at some point in the history of that village!


the critters in The Cottage

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Cottage Felines,
Coleridge would definitely feel at home at our Meow Like a Pirate fest! Oh yes, am sure that well as a life saver in the past...who knows, it could be in future too. purr...meow!

Pat said...

Cool well! My father-in-law has a well than pumps water into their kitchen in Kulim. Clean, clear water :)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
That's pawesome...and I've always thought Kulim is sooo modern (read: Kulim High Tech Park). I'd love to taste that water. purrr....meow!

Wan Sharif said...

At my late MIL's house have one well.. I used to take bath there in early morning and late evening.. nice cold water..
I will make an effort to clean it again should I decide to settle Dungun ..mmmmmmm

Sandy said...

Goodness :D your mama is everywhere ! pawesome

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
Please tell us when you've cleaned it up. Nok merasa mandi air telaga. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
Hmm...I'll ask her to dig up the pix from when she was there snoopervising the well construction. purrr...meow!

Kitcaboodles said...

Hmm looks a bit spooky to me.. I wouldn't want to lean in to take a closer look, that's for sure!! =^..^=

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Kitcaboodles,
I didn't look either. purr...meow!