Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fishing Village 5 (watercolour, 9in by 11in)  Sekoci, the wave splitter.
Fisherfolk in Terengganu have been conquering the waves for centuries. Malay fishermen used a small skiff known as the sekoci. The boat is about 8ft long, some even shorter, seats only two persons. It has a deep hull and can slice through waves like hot knife through butter. The boatman uses a spade shaped oar to paddle this very versatile skiff.

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