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First Entry From The North

Posted by Hisham
Monday 08 December 2014 at 12:36 pm.
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Irfan gives the new home a thumbs up
Here we are at the northernmost part of the country, over a hundred klicks away from the nearest population centre which could be called a "city".

It awakens! Also, nerd problems.
We live in a kampung, although not in a kampung house.

View from our porch

Sunset from our porch
There is a mango orchard less than fifty metres away. Beyond the mango orchard is a rice field. Between that rice field and another one a hundred times bigger than it is a canal with plenty of fish.

A far cry from the city.

Path through the rice field
I love the sound of insects at night, the patter of rain on the roof and on leaves of nearby flora, the immediate friendliness of neighbours.

Maybe we're not using the right bait

I don't miss city traffic one bit.

This cat will never know KL traffic
More to come.

eight comments


may you have great adventures up north, yope, yong and irfan! and maybe catch some fish too! or cats. whichever.

sila - 04-01-’15 06:42

Ah to be surrounded by nature rather than concrete and machines, to hear chirps instead of vibrating hums… have tons of fun!

Lil (Email ) (URL) - 04-01-’15 21:37

The only thing that’s missing is an Internet connection. Will need find an alternative to TM.

Hisham (Email ) (URL) - 05-01-’15 09:18

i wonder if you can get thai internet companies to service your area?

sila - 06-01-’15 15:07

Went to Celcom and Yes. Both high speed broadband on a cellular network don’t appear to reach the house. We’re apparently on the only spot along the Kangar-Arau road that’s not touched by any services. I could go for regular broadband but that means subscribing to at least 2 years of service. I don’t think we’ll be staying in this house for that long.

Hisham (Email ) (URL) - 06-01-’15 15:11

That’s poor coverage for a developing country; even the more remote part in Sri Lanka that I was visiting had internet connection… And can you not move the contract with you when you physically move, so not to break the contract?

Lil (Email ) (URL) - 07-01-’15 14:13

I’m at some sort of a niched blind spot. High speed broadband can be found less than a klick in both directions along the main road.

Regular broadband would be a temporary solution. I don’t want to subscribe to it for two years. When I move I’ll want high speed broadband at the new place without a early contract termination fee.

Hisham (Email ) (URL) - 07-01-’15 14:18

boo to niched blind spot! hope you get some sort of resolution soon…

sila - 09-01-’15 14:30

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