Thursday, 30 January 2014

Landscape : Cover over Sarikei's Drain

Drain covers are not necessary made of concrete or plastic.   Wood can be an option if the material is easily available, economical feasible, durable and weather-proof.

Along Jalan Berek in Sarikei, the drain is covered by wooden cover made of cengal wood.   Cengal wood is one of the hardest wood in Malaysia, of the Neobalanocarpus heimii tree.  The wood is hard, compact, durable and even termite-resistant.   It is however not maintenance-free.  Nothing is maintenance-free.

An unique feature in Sarikei not to be missed.