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john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

Pantun - Arus deras sungei Klang setelah hujan lebat (translated to English)


arus deras setelah hujan lebat
cepat ubah wajahnya sungei klang
bagai kuala lumpur di susuli ekonomi pesat
dulu pekerja ladang skrang towkay kilang

the water is treacherous after the rain
the klang river is fast to change her image
like kuala lumpur after the fast economic progress
those farmers some are now factory owners

arus deras sungei klang setelah hujan lebat
bagai kuala lumpur di susuli ekonomi hebat
bangunan tingi lambang pembagunan pesat
ibu kota yang mulai dari lumpur ke suatu pusat

river klang is choppy after a bout of rain
like kuala lumpur after its economic growth
high buildings are signs of development
the city that grows from a mud estuary to an important centre

Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Edited: Friday, August 17, 2012

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  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (8/17/2012 9:02:00 PM)

    an interesting poem on KL. The landscape of KL is changing drastically and the people learn to live with the plastic trees in the Malls. Nice poem (Report) Reply

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