Lost Art of Boat Making

Few decades ago, Pulau Duyong was known worldwide for its boat making industry. Fast forward many years ahead, it only have two boat makers. I managed to visit the boat makers and experience myself how they built the boats. Its quite amazing.

It is quite sad to see how this industry going to sunset soon. The boats are huge and require so much work. The boat in the photo above took almost two years to make and require 30 tonnes of wood (Cengal). I’ll write a documentary article on this. This is just a teaser!

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