n 1948, if you walked down Repok Road towards the Rejang River, this was the scene along the way. All these shophouses have been replaced in the mid 1950s by what stands now in Sarikei. What did the Rejang River look like in 1948? Hold on, firstly get to know a noted documentary photographer, Hedda Morrison, who stayed in Sarikei in 1947-48 and Binatang in 1948 as wife of the asssitant Sarikei District Officer, Alastair Morrison. She took this rare photo below at a time when photograhy was an expensive hobby (1947-48).
Sarikei Wharf Terminal 1, 2006
Above is what resembles almost the same photography angle. 60 years later, the wharf is now populated with speed boats and bullet shaped express boats. Could Hedda Morrison recognise this wharf? Can you recognise what she saw through her analog camera lens in 1947-48?