Dec 13 – I have been living in Mentakab, Pahang for more than ten years without any major events occuring. On the day I was visiting Bangkok, the biggest flood since 1971 hit town. By the time, I returned to Mentakab on Dec 17, the roads were opened and the flood waters were subsiding. But the floods which has eluded me, had brought a lot of hardship to thousands of inhabitants.
It is really sad when you lose everything which you have worked for all your life in a flood. I know at least two persons whose houses were under 6 feet of water. No words can describe their loss and grief.
The following pictures which were taken by friends who experienced the floods in Mentakab would cast some light to this display of destruction by mother nature.
Main Street Mentakab
The Pahang River merged with the road
Mentakab Bus Station
Boatman on the street
The road leading to my house