Discovering Pontian: A Kelong Visit

Once upon a time, there was a fisherman who was thrown out of his village. Desperate to be close to his hometown, he built a floating platform on the waters nearby and made it his home. No matter how his village wronged him, he wanted to stay close and protect them. He would keep a look out for them, alerting them of any possible dangers that came from the sea. He became their watchman. If only we have more Malaysians like him – just a fisherman but one who is faithful and in love with the land he was born in.

Kelongs are floating wooden platforms which were primarily built for fishing purposes. But soon, they doubled up as fish farms and homes for many fishermen. Just offshore Kukup, you will be able to visit one and buy their fresh catch.

Discovering Pontian is a series of stories featuring stories from the Pontian district in Johor – places to visit, people to meet and food to feast on. These stories are presented by singer-songwriter Juwita Suwito and author-novelist Gina Yap Lai Yoong.

Music: Suspenders and Boots by Global Genius Productions

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SERIES CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Storytellers
JUWITA SUWITO
GINA YAP LAI YOONG

Executive Producer
JUWITA SUWITO

Producer & Director
GINA YAP LAI YOONG

Videographer/Photographer
OLIVIA OON

Sound Recordist
ALICIA LIM

Scriptwriter & Subtitlist
GINA YAP LAI YOONG

Music & Audio Supervisor
JUWITA SUWITO

Brought to you by
FOUR FORTY RECORDS

In partnership with
PPIP PONTIAN

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