1st day banjir for this year 2009
While people busy talking about how worst the flood that hit around some areas in Brunei Muara last 3 weeks, we here in our lovely kampung, welcoming the much anticipated rainy and flooding season. It's not so new to us, as this rainy and flooding happen frequently every rainy seasons throughout the whole year. So this year we welcome our first flooding season...Hurray!BTW, my kampung is in Tutong District, Kampung Ukong (sorry for the late introduction). So my purpose in making this blog is to promote the serenade, beauty and peaceful of my beloved kampung. So sit back and enjoy!
This road is the easy access for our kampung villagers to go for work and school. This was taken at 10 a.m. and still accessible for a 4WD vehicle and those who brave enough to take the small car pass through.
Another alternative to go pass through the flooding water is just walking. (p/s: make sure you have some spare clothes in your car)
Another option and yet very convenient is the helping hands from the Jabatan Bandaran Daerah Tutong people(claps hands). The people there helped us last year too. So keep up the great job in helping us villagers to fulfill our duties to the nation. (Note: The truck operating from 6 a.m. till 8 p.m.)
A QUICK VIEW OF THE FLOOD IN SG DAMIT - Thursday | February 05, 2009
Bruneimotors Crew : Where are all the roads ?
Floods cut off rural areas
Thousands of residents in rural areas of Tutong District have been cut off after floods left the roads inaccessible to traffic.Following the heavy downpour Tuesday night coupled with high tide, more than 160 houses were damaged in the flood.
Many residents were not able to get out of their homes after floodwater submerged the main road leading to rural areas. The floodwater was as high as two metres in some areas, leaving residents to move around in boats. The most devastated areas are Mukim Rambai, Mukim Lamunin and Mukim Ukong.
According to Awang Haji Omar bin Abdul Aziz, Penghulu of Mukim Ukong, "Most of the 2,000 residents in the mukim have been affected by the heavy rain.
"Many couldn't get out of their villages because the main road is submerged under water while many were unable to return home. Students were also unable to go to schools."
The Penghulu added that the flood and landslides have affected more than 20 houses.
Meanwhile, Haji Idris bin Hj Md Ali, the Tutong District Officer, said, "This is the worst flood since October last year," adding that safety is the main concern.
"Some areas that are not usually prone to floods were also affected by Tuesday night's heavy downpour. In case the safety of the residents is threatened by floodwaters, the Tutong District Office will evacuate them to higher ground," he said.
"Uniformed personnel are already lending a helping hand by ferrying them in trucks and boats from areas that are totally flooded," he added.
With regards to the situation in landslide-hit Jln Tanah Buruk, the Tutong District Officer said, "The water and electricity supplies have been restored, however, clearing the debris from the road is still in progress."
Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Mohd Yusof, Minister of Home Affairs, visited the flood-affected areas yesterday.
Also present were the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs and Awang Yahya bin Hj Abd Rahman, Director Fire and Rescue in his capacity as the Director of the National Disaster Management Centre and other officials.
Among the locations the minister visited were Kg Sungai Damit, Kg Bang Pangan, Kg Panchong, Kg Layong, Kg Penapar Ukong, Kg Kuala Ungar and Kg Benutan, as well as others affected areas.
Croc attacks resident - Friday | February 06, 2009
Bruneimotors crew : "When we do shooting at tutong area, it gives us goose bumps around flood area ."
Awang Gubil Sipoi, with a bandaged leg, and his wife returning by boat after receiving treatment. - HJ MINOR ABSAH
An elderly man escaped from the jaws of a crocodile yesterday after he was attacked by the reptile in the flood-stricken Tutong District.
Awang Gubil Sipoi and his wife were checking a fish dragnet for their catch of the day at Sungai Ukong when a crocodile attacked him. The crocodile that lay under the calm floodwater, which was chest high, came up and grabbed Awang Gubil Sipoi's leg.
According to the 73-year-old victim, "I was shocked when the crocodile sprung from nowhere to grab my leg and I held on tightly to the stilt of my dragnet.
"The crocodile let go of my leg luckily but the attack injured my left leg. Fortunately, my wife was unharmed.
Medical personnel rushed to the scene to transport Awang Gubil Sipoi to the hospital.
It's the first time that a crocodile has attacked a person during the floods. The Tutong District Office has advised the residents of flooded areas to be cautious for their own safety.
The district office also urged residents not to allow their children to play in floodwater to avoid any unnecessary incidents.
Day 6: Stranded - Friday | February 06, 2009
The road leading to Ketua Kampung's house
The dirty bulldozer after having clearing the road in Pak Bidang
The landslide that has been cleared.
A house in Pak Bidang is threatened by the landslide
Slippery road leading to the house.
Day 7: It's a beautiful day - Saturday | February 07, 2009
As we look up at the sky, we feel a bit relief to see the sun shine (for a moment). But the water down here is not as clear as the sky we see today. The water level is getting higher and we pray that it will not rain tonight and for the rest of the week.
Bantuan dari NDP dan Belia dan Sukan.
The happy faces from the flood victim.
Bantuan dari ABDB dan Balai Bomba Lamunin Tutong
Berbanyak-banyak terima kasih kepada mereka yang memberikan sokongan dan bantuan bagi meringankan beban penduduk-penduduk Kg Ukong semasa musim banjir ini. Hanya Allah saja yang membalas jasa dan budi kamu semua.
Day 8: Special Sunday - Sunday | February 08, 2009
Here are the video clips that been sent to me by some local villagers. Happy viewing.
For more information and pictures : Kenali Kampung Ku blog - KG UKONG