I was born and raised in the riverine town of Teluk Anson (now Teluk Intan) in Perak. There were several jetties where boats that ferried goods and people from the riverine villages would dock. Traffic on the waters was especially busy during the fruiting seasons, and the jetty nearest to town and the market would be a hive of activities. Boats, either motorised or rowed in, would jostle and scrape against each other in their haste to get their goods on land and onto waiting carts or lorries, which would already be waiting before dawn.  Rolling waves splashed and...
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