I made a quickie day trip to Alor Star and Sungai Petani yesterday. First flight in, last flight out. It was a reconnaissance trip to check out the area for some work-related thingy. The area of interest was the Merbok River basin. It has very nice mangroves along its estuarine banks, from the river mouth at Tanjung Dawai and extending upstream past Sg. Petani town. Gunung Jerai (1380m) forms a dramatic backdrop to the flat coastal plain where rice paddies dominate.
Wobbly jetty near the river mouth
A cow's life, Gunung Jerai in the background
Reflections from the past
The Straits of Melaka as seen from Tanjung Dawai beach
Sunshine through the clouds