Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Malaysia's last 'fish listeners' - Nation | The Star Online

Malaysia's last 'fish listeners' - Nation | The Star Online: "SETIU: One hand clinging to his boat's gunwale, Harun Muhammad (pic) submerges himself, eyes and ears wide open underwater as he "listens" for fish sounds emanating from the blue depths.

Harun is one of Malaysia's last "fish listeners," and he and his apprentice son Zuraini are believed to be the only active practitioners of this mysterious and dying local art.

"When you listen, it is like through a looking glass - you can see mackerel, sardine," said Harun, 68, who has fished the Setiu lagoons on Malaysia's rural east coast his whole life."

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