Monday, December 17, 2007

Pasir Salak - Where Modern Malaysian history started

Pasir Salak has always been intriguing to me , a history buff. Since , my daughter, Clarissa's literature assignment was Pahlawan Pasir Salak we decided to visit Pasir Salak on our way to Penang to allow the book to come alive for her. We stopped by Pasir Salak Riverine Resort which had such a pretty view of Sungai Perak but alas, was quite run down and the staff didnt look interested with any guests that drop by.
The place was actually quite difficult to locate because the signages weren't very good either. Nevertheless, we got there and after that decided to look for Kompleks Sejarah Pasir Salak but the sign boards kinda disappeared after we crossed the bridge. We didn't realised the Resort and Kompleks Sejarah was next to each other so we went out to the main road and took a big circle to get to the main entrance .

Kompleks Sejarah Pasir Salak was a pleasant surprise though esp the Time Tunnel which recreated the famous scene of Birch being speared while bathing. Walk through the tunnel and see how Malayan Union was formed, pre- independance etc. The place has so much potential especially with 2007 being our 50 years of celebration - reenactment of famous historical events, river activities, Perak culture - so much can be done . Sad really but I must say that this holiday has certainly provided us with some pleasant surprises.

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