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我的新村 :: 玉射小镇 [Gersik Town]

第一次从莲花村驾车经过玉射小镇时,这调唱就轻易浮现在我脑海里。跟之前朋友的描述一样,玉射小镇很纯朴简单,主要的几条街而已。

玉射小镇(Grisek),在我印象中是个熟悉的名字。小时候住在马来甘榜,友族们常常戏唱样貌俏美的人。他们唱:

Cantik oh cantik,

molek oh molek,

kahwinlah orang Grisek!

美人儿嫁到玉射

这种调唱是否有带些戏弄的成分,意思如下:漂亮和娇媚的人,嫁去给玉射的人吧!

第一次从莲花村驾车经过玉射小镇时,这调唱就轻易浮现在我脑海里。跟之前朋友的描述一样,玉射小镇很纯朴简单,主要的几条街而已,小镇的一切节奏除了呼就是息了。

玉射小镇的呼息,平平稳稳,街上面对面的一些商店,全靠附近甘榜人撑着生息,或许这里的人也已习惯了,也接纳了这种平凡的作息,也没什么要求,生活感觉顺畅就好了。

我曾经读过这样轻描淡写的英文句子:玉射小镇,是在麻河旁的某个转弯处,靠近33号的高速公路。

就是这么的短短两行,仿佛也没什么值得多提。其他的呢?我找不到。我想有没有也都不是很重要。小镇的存在已是个实事,在放大的地图里,有小镇的位置,也有小镇的文字。

我在大街找间小吃店吃碗叻沙,大街的确很静很寂。我望望街上的店尾,这些店在五十年代已存在了。我想曾经这里也有繁忙时光;当交通还没那么方便时,当大家都还没拥有自己的私家车时……

许多小镇的中心点

大街的尾端就是麻河的一段了。这里有个友族的河旁食阁。他们正在悠悠闲闲在麻河旁谈天说地,麻河浊黄的河水也闲闲悠悠在流着。

原来玉射还是许多小镇的中心点。离开班卒只需4.5公里;距离武吉甘蜜是5.7公里;Seng Kang却是7.1公里之遥,到Junny Hill也只是7.3公里而已……

●撰文/摄影:翁文豪(画家、作家)

http://www.nanyang.com/node/221034?tid=614

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Editor says:

A motor racing circuit is being built next to Gersik Industrial Estate and expected to be ready by the end of 2016.

admin says:

Gersik is my hometown. To say the town got nothing to see and do is an exaggerated statement by this Nanyang’s reporter.

Many reporters are ignorant about a place, and yet they can write an article about the place!

The town had a 500 seats capacity cinema before it was torn down in late 80s. Rose Chen used to have a nudity show in the cinema in 60s.

I recommend these things to do if you come to Gersik.

1. Rent a boat from the jetty and spend a full day in the Muar river for prawning. A skilled angler can catch up to 2-3 kg “udang galah”.

2. Rent a boat to see fireflies’ light show in the riverbank at night.

3. Visit the mushroom farm near the Gersik Industrial Estate.

4. Go to Sawah Ring for birdwatching and sightseeing.

5. Visit the Chinese temple. Actually the renovated old temple is more than hundred years old. Unfortunately they hired a unqualified craftsman and restored the old temple to a look-alike new temple. The graveyard for first village head (Kanchoo) is located behind the temple compound.

6. Try to eat fried mee, the stall is opposite the Chinese school. The stall opens at night only. Also try delicious Malay nasi lemak in the town center for your breakfast or lunch, the stall is located beside the wet market.