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Monday, November 12, 2012

Japanese Bridge, Hoi An

“YE LAHHHHH! It's Japanese Bridge!” Hubby expressed his excitement.
We left the night market and walked closer to the river. From the opposite site, we tried to get the best photo out of the Japanese Bridge. Next to us, there were teenagers breakdancing, and got excited when Dan Arif recorded them. Meanwhile, Pak Ein stopped by at one young local who was having battery-operated bicycle. I can see that he really like the bicycle compared to what we were having at the moment (hotel bicycle). Hubby then led the way back to where we came from, crossed the lantern bridge and turned left, towards the Japanese Bridge.
This bridge is one of the famous attractions in Hoi An that belongs to the Japanese Community, built in 1950s in order to create link with Chinese quarters across the stream. It was then flatten by the French to suit their motor vehicles, but the original arched shape was restored back during major renovation work. At one end of the bridge, there are two sculptures of dog and monkey (that we missed them), as a symbol of sacredness. It was recorded that this bridge was initiated in dog year and finished in monkey year.

Another religious theory was, this bridge was built to pin down the “mamazu” dragon monster, whose head located in India, and tail located in Japan. So why Vietnam? This was due to Vietnam’s location that happened to be on the dragon’s back! The movement of the tail was believed to create earthquakes in Japan. So by spanning down the “mamazu”, it can prevent it to be happened. But we can see that, once in a while, the dragon did some “stretching” huh? Hahaha.
While enjoying the history, rain started to drizzle. We quickly put on our ponchos and snapped pictures. I had to hold the umbrella to cover the camera, while hubby doing his great job, capturing the bridge and flowing lanterns. Pak Ein and his wife quickly walked on the bridge and get themselves covered. Next to this bridge, there was one old classic emperor’s covered litter by the road side. I wasn’t sure what it was called, coz litter should be wheelless but this one has two wheels, slightly like what Chinese and Japanese ancient transportation. So we played the role.
After few shots, we walked back to our bicycles. In ponchos (with the helped of plastic bag), we cycled back to the hotel.
“Dan, bite your poncho!” I saw Dan’s poncho started to slip off, fly here and there, not covering his head. Lucky we had a better poncho with string around the face (bought at Saigon few years back). So, make sure you check your poncho, guys.

At the hotel, we handed back the bicycle keys. Out of sudden, Pak Ein asked for rice! Aku dah agak! I asked the hotel reception whether they still have rice in the kitchen. Guess what? Pak Ein had the biggest smile on earth when he got to know that the hotel did serve rice for dinner in the café, with reasonable price. Being Pak Ein’s supporters, we took 5 sets of plain rice and brought back to the room. Not only that, he took soy sauce and chili sauce right from the dinner table as well! Bahagia.
“Serunding?”

“Checked!”

“Ayaq?”

“Checked!”

*Ngap! Ngap! Ngap!*

Can't wait for My Son tomorrow!

18 holler:

Hulubalang said...

adoiii bibik...apsal sikit sgt...baru nak panas badan dh abes...

cam aku dulu la...x dpt nasi 3 hari gigil badan...makan megi 3 hari siang malam berturut2...muka dh jadi cam megi wooo....

Biqque said...

hahaha hulubalang, aku blog ikut tempat, so dalam satu hari pi 3-4 tempat, terpaksa la korang baca pendek2 ye hahaha!

aku nasik tak pe lagi, tapi kalo dah ada, rembat jer la..

John said...

gambar japanese bridge tu sangat lawa! takde noise, tak shaky... plus colorful! i loike...

amboihhhh senyum smpai ke telinga la pak ein camtu dpt makan nasik. kekeke lawakkkk!

BlueEwoke said...

japanese bridge tu cantik dengan lampu2 wana wani tuh..

Supermeng Malaya said...

high five Pak Ein..

aku pun memang kena carik nasik gak.

jambatan tu lawo. tapi tu je ke? tak de lain dah?

Janggel / Rain said...

WAH
meriah sungguh waktu dimalam hari, siap makan nerdulang2 bagai!

Biqque said...

john, jenuh cangkung letak atas lantai siap berpayung bagai tunggu brapa seconds tuuuuuu! hahaha!

pak ein mmg, tido sengih dpt nasik!

na, kalo tgk siang, buruk kot hahaha!

meng, sama la ko ngan pak ein ek? ko sila la travel ngan dia hahaha!

aah, tu je, sbb hujan kan. so tak lepak lama. ada la lagi gambar, tapi kang bosan jer tgk bridge jer kot hahaha!

jggl, aah bertalam bagaiiiiii hahaha!

f i d a j a c o b said...

Kak biqque. Hahaha kak biqque ggtew..

Ai tgh duk membayangkan kalo naik sampan ade org kayuh lalu bawah jambatan tuh. Mesti best gile gile. Tak ke uols? Ke ai sorg je yg rasa lagu tuh?

Pastuhhh, ade org mmg takleh tak kena nasik. My dad pon camtuh gak. Laki kot? Hahahah. Ce tanya danny dia berjaya tak puase nasik sebab katanya nak kurus. Khen

Tp ai da hmpir sthn gak la tak makan nasikk.. nak kurus nye pasal. Tp kdg2 terbabas gak nakan ciputttttt jer sbb teeringin.

Biqque said...

fida, tak makan nasik??? huihhhhh hilang nikmat tuuuuuu! hahaha!

sampan tu cam scary jer nak naik malam2, kang kuar buaya ke naga ke kussss semangat ko!

Diana Diane Teo said...

Saya pun agree with apa si John cakap. The Japanese Bridge photo is so stunning and mesmerizing.

Biqque said...

diana, tx :D hubby really did a good job, similar tu what he did at kobe bridge in japan :)

Anash said...

citer jln2 malam pun dah hambek 3 entry?
panjang lagi citer nih rupanya...
heheh
suka
suk
a (tertinggal 'a')
heheheeeeeee
(otak tgh tepu sbb tau rabu nih cuti kensel, bos suruh masuk opis...waaaa...)

Jeff Chuah said...

I like Hoi An, one of the most beautiful places I've been to this year...the Japanese Bridge is the trademark of the town...

Biqque said...

anash, haaaa sbb tak banyak tempat pegi, terpaksa la satu tempat satu entry :)

jeff, i love hoi an compared to danang. and the japs bridge is beautiful though it is small :)

Dan Arif said...

eh lama x singgah sini skali tgk byk dh post pasai vietnam haritu.. haha.. aku jgak yg x abis2 lagi.. xpa tggu!

Biqque said...

dan, aku buat sbb nak folo hang dgn shahrul, tapi skang korang stop plak, cis hahahaha! kamon dan, kamonnn!

Lily Riani said...

lawaaaaaaa........

Biqque said...

lily, malam jer lawa, siang buruks hahaha!

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