I have fond memories of Trengganu -- of Batu Buruk, Kuala Trengganu, and Kg. Rusila. Reading about The Sky Kingdom of Ayah Pin interests me. A semiotic reading would be best to analyze the cult.
The place looked like Disneyland with that huge teapot. But what's the point, spiritually?
What will the by-election bring? Will the state turn yellow, like Selangor, Penang, Kedah, Perak, and of course Kelantan? I do not know. We leave it up to the citizens of this oil-rich state to decide what to do with change.
But the Sky Kingdom is an interesting story of escapism. Does this show human spiritual creativity? Or of weakness and metaphysical bankruptcy?