Monday, June 15, 2009

The well that Tok Hussein built

The pic above shows my brothers Azmi and Azman posing by the well that our Tok Hussein built for his house in Kampong Kepayang.

That pic must have been taken more than 40 years ago - during the days when our kampong still had no pottable water supply.

Actually this particular well was the second that Tok Hussein built. The first one was about ten metres away from this. I can't recall why, but one day, that old one was filled up and covered and Tok started digging this new well with the help of neighbours.

If memory serves me, this new well was about 5 metres deep to the surface of the water. So its actual depth must have been deeper.

Initially, Tok Hussein fashioned a device to help us pull pails of water up by rope. Later, this was replaced by a simple manual pump.

Those were the hard days.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I still remember going to that well early inthe morning...taking a bath preparing to go to school....oooo..the water is sooo ccoollldd...
Anyway thats me on that 'superbike'

-AZMI-

NGINAP SRENGENGE said...

NOSTALGIC DAYS

ME TOO BATHED IN RIVERS,STREAMS DAN WELLS .

PULLING UP THE PAILS GIVETH STRENGHT.THE WHOLE SOCIETY WAS STRONG.FANTASTIC.

KotaStar said...

Hi,
Good to see u reporting on new aspects. Ya , the well has a story to tell too bcause many would have sore arms heaving the buckets of water before. Kalau lucky ada pula mechanical pumps sp di kebanyakan sekolah dahulu.

Ya, ada ada accident pula. Hope things will be ok with you soon dan kalau ke Perlis nanti give us a call and drop by the house. Kalau fly then give a call we will collect u at the airport. Pl see my latest posting in the blog. Will be glad to get yr comments.

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

Pak Cha n Pak Non

Walau apa pun kita tetap orang kampong and our hearts are still attached to it...walaupun hidup di kampong tidaklah semewah keadaannya di bandar besar. Thank you for visiting.

keluarga amri said...

Dulu Yop mandi dengan air telaga. Syok mandi dengan air telaga lebih lagi lepas penat bermain.

Yop selalu mandi di telaga Pak Din dengan Nik dan Lemi.