Tuesday, 12 May 2015
BACHOK IS BEAUTIFUL
I am using real photos of Bachok,especially those taken at Pantai Irama to paint a beautiful picture of Bachok in the minds of people,especially foreigners.I have a very selfish reason-to lure them to come to my Bachok and boost the tourism industry here.Not for me,but to boost the economy of this poor and neglected district.The sound of silence is deafening when it comes to promoting Bachok as a tourist destination.Millions were spent to promote tourism in Malaysia,but I heard and saw nothing on Bachok.I just wonder what The State Tourism agency is doing for Bachok.
Many,many years ago,the late ex-Chief Minister of Kelantan Tok Guru Nik Aziz had launched Bachok as Bandar Pelancongan Islam.The signboard has already collapsed and nothing significant has taken off or is taking place in Bachok.The latest development that created another land mark in Bandar Bachok is the KFC Restaurant.Something that I am not proud off and I bet foreign tourists won't be coming here to eat at KFC at Pantai Irama.
Currently,I am building up my portfolio of photos about the people,the places and their way of life.Hopefully,I will have enough story to write an eBook of Bachok.It is a sad story of a neglected poor beautiful girl living in isolated kampung; earning a living selling pucuk paku from house to house on her recon Japanese bicycle.
Honestly,I can't go on writing..Otherwise,I will cry...
More photos here.