CNY 2014: Fishing Secrets

Date:  Feb 4, 2014

On the CNY day, we went to Pantai Remis (班台) to visit my wife’s grandma and the rest of the uncles.

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It is a small little fishing town.  (Panchok)

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Lot’s of fishing boat and fishermen stay here. 

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One of the uncle also have fish ponds and prawn ponds.  Let’s go there and visit.

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The 7th uncle already prepared a whole bag of prawns for CNY dishes.  Big Thanks!

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The kids enjoying holding the prawns in their hand.

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Let’s see how they fish the prawns up.

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Big prawns plus lots of small shrimps.. baby shrimps.

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The 7th uncle explains to the kids how he protects the shrimp’s brain by using some chemical to clear the algae.  Algae is a friend during day time but it is enemy at night.  Because the algae wants oxygen at night competing with the shrimps, so it is no good.  That is why need to clear as many of them away as possible.

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Runaway prawn.

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Kids love climbing up and down.

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Jay Jay get the chance to grab hold of the prawns net and pull it up.  Yeah!

It is very high tech indeed.  There are CCTV watching.  And the feed goes directly to China via broadband.  

This fish pond is a partnership with China company.  The Chinese provides “technology” (or chemicals) and the fish breed and the local partner (7th uncle) provides the fish bed, man power and all the rest of necessary.

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In the old ways, they use chorine to kill the algae.  But Chorine is bad for the heart (prawn’s heart), so now the Chinese invented the way to overcome this.  Suppose to be “cleaner” and more “healthier” way.  Hmmmm….

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This magic powder put in the fish pond, and it will make the algae solidify, and then floats in solid forms.  So, the next day, simply remove the algae chunks and it will reduce the algae by a lot.

And my wife brought back some for her fish aquarium.  Wahahahaha.

Next we visited the fish pond.  He raised two type of fishes here… 龙虎斑 & 龙胆鱼.

“Wow!  I caught a big one!” (smiling & laughing hard)

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Take a look at the video.  Live fish!  The kids love it!

The whole family like this experience on the CNY day.  We going to cook this fish.

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Wow!  Huge Fish.  龙虎斑.

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The kids love it.

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Taking photos with the fish.  Macam like they caught the fish like that.  Wahahaha.

And now, revealing the secret.  Who is the actual one catching the fish.  Wahahaha.

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This is how 7th uncle caught the fish.


As for me.  7th uncle place the fish on the hook and put it in the pond.  So, when we take picture is as we are the one who fish it.

So, 7th uncle explains, a lot of tourists came to his pond, and then, he will do the same thing for them to “catch” the fish.  All of them love it, because they get to take the fishing photos.  And at the end, all of them buy a lot of fish and prawns back for steaming.  Wahahahaha.

When we go back… we clean up the live prawns …

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And steam it…

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We cooked 7 pots of steam prawns in 2 days.  That is how much prawns we eaten.

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As for the steam fish, it taste like cod fish, nice!

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That concludes our special event of CNY.  Very nice experience for the kids.

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