Jul 18, 2010

Semporna trip July 2010

Disappearance with a reason, and not an excuse.

Last week, I went to Tawau and Semporna with Miri Photographic society. It is my first time to that part of Sabah. When we were in Semporna, we rent boats to have offshore experience. We rent a boat for RM350 a day. When I came back from the trip, I get to know that can actually rent a boat for RM 150 +RM 70 (fuel). If you would like to get the contact, I can get it from my friend. Just contact me by clicking the icon CONTACT.

Although we were near Sipadan and Mabul and many more popular islands, we didn't get to go due to limited time. So near yet so far.... We only get to go to Bintang Biru and Omadal Island. Bintang Biru is very nice place. It is an island during low tide, and is an flooded island during high tide. People who stays at Bintang Biru are from Bajau Laut ethnic.

When we were at Bintang Biru, we saw lifestyle of Bajau Laut. Kids with natural bronze hair, ladies with Bajau's SKII. For those who have not setup a house on the water, stay in a small boat.

In the small boat, they cook and sleep. Accidentally, we saw a mother breastfeeding her baby. Although many of my photographer gang took photo of her nursing, exposing her breasts, I refused to take a photo of her. If I am in her shoes, I won't want my photo to be taken in such pose.

IF
one day, Malaysia remained outdated, when some countries succeeded to establish a nation who lives on floating ground. When the nation came to visit us who still lived on earth ground, I am sure they will have the same feeling like us when we saw community of Bajau Laut. When they saw us breastfeeding babies, they will also want to take photos of the us through our house windows.

I don't want this to happen to me. I believe in karma. If that one day come, I don't want they took photo of me breastfeeding!!!

View more of the photos at my photoblog: http://naomishutter.blogspot.com/

16 comments:

Merryn said...

They have never seen a mother nursing a child? i wont want my pics to be taken in such a pose too.. only for private family pic can lah..

Ghosty Nana said...

They said it is their lifestyle, so is ok....

[SK] said...

yeah, i guess the mother has no choice but to exposed herself breastfeeding under such living environment.. but also depending on what angle the photographers wanted so eagerly to get that shot.. because of curiosity as they've never seen, or because of the greatness of motherhood?? if latter, i think it's acceptable..

[SK] said...

i like that photo you shared in this post, very nice!! and also the other one in FB, which you enlarge after requests..

Danny said...

wow.. the color of the pic is simply VIBRANT... :)
very lively...

AmirFX said...

Wow.. Nice pic.. Maybe the mother don't know about her picture taken...

Eric Lee said...

i totally love the reflection on the water..it's too bad that when I went to Pulau Perhentian, they do not want to stop the boat awhile for me to snap stuff like this...LOL

Ghosty Nana said...

[SK], I like that too because the kid's expression, like she is enjoying the breeze, you can see that photo in my photo blog.
the mother actually were shouting because so many people taking photo of her breastfeeding. I think at last she have no choice, then stop shouting at us.

Danny, thanks. very peaceful too.

AmirFX, she knows and she is shouting at us.

Eric, when go for holiday with photographers, it is different. Because they will stop when they saw anything interesting, while with non photographer friends, no time to stop and enjoy.

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

me never been thr bfore yet. :( look so nice!

Bengbeng said...

we paid rm1500 for a day out in a fishing boat.. this is so cheap... will contact u if the situation arises

Ghosty Nana said...

Caroline, Quite far from KK. Not surprise you have not go there. There nothing much to do except go diving.

Bengbeng, RM1500 to go whr??

Thristhan said...

Unteresting Experience. Nice photos too :)

Ghosty Nana said...

Thanks. Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Can i get the contact to rent a boat at Semporna please? Thank you very much

CH said...

Hi there, mind sharing the contact of the boatman? Thank you very much!

Ghostynana said...

I am sorry to inform that I don't have their contact.