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Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Kelong, The Fishes & The Rats ~ PGA

Kelong in its purest form that only catch fish... 
is good clean recreational fun... however... 
beware of organisations that promote... 
get rich quick, smoking, drinking, gambling 
& even gaming... or addiction in any other form.

Be careful of syndicates... 
that lure unsuspecting people; 
they're like a KELONG... 
that lures the unsuspecting fishes.
Smell the fishes and you'll smell the rats too.
The rats are the people doing the shady work,
And the fishes are the ones getting caught.

~ PGA,
paraphrased from and earlier article titled 'Get Rich Quick!'
on TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010, 7:48 PM


Kelong (sometimes spelt Kellong) is a Malay word to describe a form of offshore platform built predominantly with wood, and can be found in waters off Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia, while only a handful remains around Singapore due to rapid urbanisation. Kelongs are built by fishermen primarily for fishing purposes, although larger structures can also function as dwellings for them and their families. They are built without the need for nails, using rattan to bind tree trunks and wooden planks together. Anchored into the sea bed using wooden piles of about 20 metres in length and driven about 6 metres into the sea, they are usually sited in shallow water, although some can be found in deeper waters. Some kelongs are less isolated, and are connected to land via a wooden gangway. Other variants of Kelongs can be mobile, or may involve a large groups of Kelongs joined together into a massive offshore community. In modern Singlish usage, the word kelong is now used as a suggestion of match fixing by referees, in particular in the context of soccerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelong


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