Sunday, 3 October 2010

Kg. Morten's Bridge

The new bridge of Kg. Morten looks really good. The beautiful hibiscus flowers design matches the traditional village houses of Kg. Morten (a Malay village located in the town of Melaka).

On the right you can see a banner that says let's find and eradicate Aedes mosquitoes breeding ground. The Aedes mosquitoes are carrier of Dengue fever. This fever can be fatal if not treated soon. There has been over 100 deaths in Malaysia this year. The government has increased the fine of household that are found to be breeding ground of the Aedes. Aedes larvae strive in stagnant water. So containers or pots with collected water especially in the current rainy season becomes breeding ground for Aedes.

I survived Dengue fever 2 years ago. So I can tell you that it's no fun to be down with fever and having aching joints, and at the same time fearful of internal haemorrhaging! I had to be hospitalized for a week. Fortunately I didn't have any internal haemorrhage that requires blood or platelet transfusion.

So, please check that there is no containers collecting water in your house that may be potential breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes. Help to eradicate Aedes.


Leif Hagen said...

A lovely bridge with nice ornamentation on the side - you captured the reflection very well!

Stephanie said...

Glad to know you survived a dengue!

Beautiful bridge JC. No wonder you can't resist this shot. Good shot btw.

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