The image above was taken at Tok Jembal, a fishing village in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu. It’s early December and as it has always been since time immemorial, the strong north easterly winds from the South China Sea (note the bending of the tree tops in the background) and the waves crashing in, signals the commencement of the monsoon season here in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Its also the time when boats are safely parked on the shoreline but unlike previous years, the boats are now parked behind a wave breaker which offers the fisherfolks a weight off their shoulders, fearing the worst for their beloved boats.

Image by Shah Said 2019 ; @ all rights reserved