Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Research Trip to Pos Gob, Gua Musang, Kelantan, May 2011 (Part 1)

It was the first research trip by the academic staffs of Faculty of Social Sciences (UNIMAS) to go to Pos Gob, Gua Musang, Kelantan. Pos Gob is an Orang Asli village of Orang Temiar. The village has no electricity, water supply and phone signal. Therefore, electronic gadgets can not be used there if the battery can not stand for several days without charging. In brief, they are very very poor but very friendly and helpful, this is the main impression that i have from the trip. 
The journey from Gua Musang to Pos Gob (by logging road), should only take us around four and a half hours. However, we took around nine hours to arrive due to several obstacles along the journey which i'll be showing some photos in this post. 

At the KLIA, on the way to Kota Bharu Airport. I was with my iPad and it survives for about 6 days without charging, haha. 

The whole FSS team having lunch when were on our way to Kota Bharu to Gua Musang. The journey took us about 2 hours...

Things to bring into Pos Gob for survival...

The bridge collapsed. So we have to wait for about 2 hours for the logging company staffs to fix it... 

Some of our team members started to have a conversation with the orang asli in order to get a brief info of them while waiting for the bridge to be connected. 

Continue our journey...

The next challenge, the four-wheel drive was unable to go up from the slope due to the weather and dry tires that the driver used. 

So, we have to wait for another 2 hours for his friend to bring in the chain so that he can tie it on his rear tires. 

Continue our journey in the dark and arrived at Pos Gob at about 11.30pm... 

 The rest of the journey will be continue in the following post...

Friday, July 1, 2011

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