The five-foot way along Matu Bazaar was inches above water during the last flood but this time around, water has already gone above. What a time to happen, our Chinese friends are still in their festive mood. Hope it will bring good business for the year to come.
The Melanau longhouse at Kg. Sok, Matu on Jan 30. The bridge in front is still high above water though other areas around is already under water.
Jan 31 - That bridge has turned into a river. Water has risen by 2 feet in the last 24 hours. The longhouse is still safe and sound, thanks to the tall structure. I think this is one reason why we built tall houses, being people of the river a.k.a. 'a likou', water is just one step away. I'll write more about this Melanau longhouse, the one and only, in my later posting. As for now I just hope and pray to the Almighty that this flood will be over soon.