Recounting the Memories of the Past

What are wharfs, sir?

A student asked me the question while pointing to the extract text written by Thomas Forrest called ‘A Voyage to New Guinea and the Moluccas, 1774-1776′. I did try to give a good description of it..’it’s like a bridge or jetty’ i said. Well, a better description is a landing place where ships or boats may tie up and load or unload (Free dictionary by Farlex).

Rozan Yunos happened to write an article in regards to wharf in Bandar Seri Begawan, here’s the link http://bruneiresources.blogspot.com/2008/12/historic-role-of-bandar-seri-begawan.html very informative and in fact he argued that there was no ‘actual’ wharf at Kampung Ayer even though many ships dropped anchored at that area. The ‘actual’ wharf was built around 1920’s or 30’s based on the age of the photos he had.




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