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(Video) Young Man Shares Experience Of Express Bus Stuck In Flood

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Floods are happening here and there in Malaysia, especially parts that are rural. A Twitter user named @farysnordyn, shared his journey going back from Kota Kharu to Kuala Lumpur.

The roads were already flooded when they were heading back, but there were two encounters of it – on the first one, the bus driver managed to drive through it, but the second encounter seemed dangerous, and they had to make a U-Turn to take an alternative road.

 

From the confidence gained on the first flooded road, the bus driver decided to go through it, thinking that it would work like it did the first time – but unfortunately, it didn’t.

“With the confidence, we had during our encounter with the first flooded road, our bus decided to go through it once again. And tada!!!!! We are suddenly floating guys,” he quoted in one of his tweets.

Panic began as the lights and A/C went off, then the first deck was starting to get filled up with water. Everyone saved themselves by going to the second deck of the bus.

The firefighters came in just in time to aid them, and the bus had also stopped near a mosque. Everyone took shelter there.

In the mosque, there were other families that are stranded from the flood from the day before. Waking up, he saw the bus’s first deck completely submerged in water.

The people from the mosque helped feed the people stranded there, including him and his friend.

Around 4 pm, the water started to recede and it was time to retrieve back the luggage. the young man got back his luggage, though most of his stuff is either ruined or dirty.

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Picture: @farysnordyn

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After the water receded some more, another bus awaits them on the other side of the road. As they prepare to head back, the locals prepared the food for their journey back.

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Picture: @farysnordyn

They go to the bus, that’s on the other side of the road, with a boat, along with other people traveling with him.

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After reaching the other side of the road, they rode on a police truck to get to the bus.

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On their way to KL, they received police escort until they reached the TBS station.

Not only that, various things he learned during the flood that is:

1) When things get hard, don’t panic and smile through it. Be positive, think, act, and make A LOT of prayers.

2) We cannot live alone, we always gonna need each other. So always be kind to others

3) Be grateful for what you have right now, always.

4) Our plan isn’t always gonna work. There’s always gonna be obstacles. Allah is the best planner, so pray to Him.

5) Patience is key. Not knowing what’s gonna happen to us really tests us. So be patient and good things will come.

Source: @farysnordyn

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OMG! This Place Is Asia’s Most Scariest Place And It Is Located In Penang

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Who would have thought that a mysterious place in Malaysia like this ever existed! Just by the sound of the name could have given many people goosebumps, let alone if you yourself set foot there. Bukit Hantu is known as the scariest place in Asia. This place was originally a fort to defend Penang, but this fort became the property of Japan during the Second World War. This is where they carry out beheadings and torture of soldiers and victims.

In the past, Japanese forces detained and tortured prisoners of war to gather information for the smooth running of Japanese occupation in Malaysia. As a result, many spirits interfere and haunted the place. Now, it has become the War Museum which is said to be the scariest mysterious place in Malaysia. The Penang War Museum is dedicated to all who died to protect their country.

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Now, a leisurely walk at the Penang War Museum will rekindle the imagination of what happened before. Although the original cannons no longer exist, you can imagine how British, Malaysian, and Sikh troops used to be on guard against enemy attacks from the sea. From Canon Firing Bay, views of the Straits of Malacca are clearly visible.

One that should not be missed is the underground tunnel section. The tunnel is even connected to the sea, serving as underground access to submarines. The existing underground tunnels are also very narrow and can only be passed on to all fours.

Sources: Solopos.Com

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Did You Know? Stones From Mosque Was Used To Build The Well-Known A’Famosa

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The famous A’Famosa was built soon after the Portuguese captured Malacca in the year 1511. Bringing the meaning of ‘The Famous’, the Portuguese used forced labor to build the city that serves as a temporary camp to repel the attacks of the Malays. It took five months to build, many of the forced laborers used to build the city died as a result of hot weather and food shortages.

The construction of Kota A Famosa under the direction of Alfonso de Albuquerque became a symbol of the resistance of the people of Melaka at that time to force them to build a defensive city once they took control of the city of Melaka. The city was later destroyed by the British on 10 August 1807.

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Little do people know that the material used to build this iconic historical monument of this city is by using stone mosques and also the tomb of the Malays. This is evidenced by the particular discovery of a letter from a man named Giovanni da Empoli (1483-1517) to his father in Italy. Giovanni da Empoli was a merchant who at the age of a dozen had left Lisbon according to the navy of Alfonso de Albuquerque traveling to Southeast Asia (April 6, 1503). Born in Florence, he has the ability to speak many languages. Early 16th century. Portugal actively expanded its influence by conquering maritime routes to Southeast Asia conquered Goa in 1510 and Melaka in 1511.

Being in Melaka for six months since 28 June 1511, Giovanni and the other crew were forced to engage in the conquest under Alfonso despite having no background as a soldier. Throughout his adventures, Giovanni has written two letters to his father in Florence who are 10 years away. In the letter, he recounts the events he witnessed himself during the year 1511.

Among the contents of the letter revealed:

“We prepared a stone [fort] that we built by renovating the houses of the ‘Moors’, their mosques and other buildings.

We built it up with great difficulty by bearing the stones on our backs, and each of us became a manual laborer, a builder and a stonemason.

The situation is very difficult: We built the city with our weapons under the scorching sun that is hard to describe. The only food available is rice (…)

No one escaped a terrible fever, in which the corpse lay in the captain’s residence for two or three days (…)

I fell ill from October, and for fifty days I had a severe and prolonged fever until I lost my mind”.

Sources: Facebook Melaka In Fact, Medievalists.net.

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Saudi Arabia Releases Amazing Close-Up Images of Hajar Aswad In Makkah

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Authorities in Saudi Arabia released new specially processed images of the Hajar Aswad in the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosque took over a thousand photographs of the Black Stone and the shrine of Ibrahim. Using Fox Stack Panorama technology, it combines images with varying degrees of clarity to produce a single accurate high-resolution picture of the Hajar Aswad

Sultan bin Ati Al-Qurashi, the undersecretary-general for the Projects and Engineering Studies Agency at the presidency said that the authority was interested in using the latest imaging techniques because of the Black Stone’s importance to Muslims. With a whopping 49,000-megapixel, the images were taken over seven hours and required a week to edit. It is the first time the artifact is shown in such great detail.

The reddish-black, the oval-shaped stone is 30 cm in diameter and is located in the southeast corner of the Kaaba.

Positioned 1.5 meters above the ground inside a pure silver frame, it is the starting and finishing point of the circumambulation or tawaf.

” It is an advanced technique used for the first time in building a model that greatly simulates the shape and size of the shrine of our Prophet Ibrahim,” Al-Qurashi added.

The Projects and Engineering Studies Agency is building a virtual exhibition to display all these works in a 3D model that is considered an exact replica of the archaeological collection, and will include 123 different pieces from the Two Holy Mosques Architecture Museum.’

Source: Arabnews, @hsharifain

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