Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sekeping Tenggiri

I hope to get the list of readers for next Saturday's Readings@Seksan confirmed and posted here by tomorrow.

Meanwhile, you might like to check out the venue. We're honoured to be invited to use Seksan's beautiful new space, part art warehouse, part guesthouse called Sekeping Tenggiri (which translates, charmingly, as "a mackerel"). The address is 48, Jalan Tenggiri, Taman Bukit Pantai, and you can see some pictures here and read an interview with Seksan about it here.

I know you need a map, so here's a link to Google.

6 comments:

Chet said...

This might be a better map than the Google one.

Still in the vicinity of the "piggy" Seksan.

bibliobibuli said...

but the pigs have moved there now, to complicate matters. thanks re the map, was trying to get a better one.

CW said...

How come it's "sekeping" tenggiri, rather than "seekor"? The word "keping" is the measure word for "objects that are thin and flat or wide, piece, slice, sheet, etc.; piece, small or flat part or bit of a solid substance". The word "ekor" is the measure word for "animals or birds, etc". So "sekeping tenggiri" would be translated as "a piece of mackerel" rather than a whole mackerel...

bibliobibuli said...

yeah, i was kitchen debating about this last night with my husband. seksan has another place called sekeping serendah and i think he wanted to keep the names in line with each other. i think "a piece of mackerel" is the better translation (i put this first and then changed it ...)

Shaz said...

if I may.... ikan Tenggiri is NOT translated to 'mackerel'.

Mackerel is ikan kempong / mambong if it's big.

Tenggiri is a big long fish, something like ikan parang, can be found in most mamak restaurant - Pelita, Kayu & so on. As the fish is big & long, hence often it's being cut into pieces, that's how & why u can call it 'sekeping' ikan tenggiri, and the term sekeping tenggiri is correct...

Shaz

Dentistry Today said...

The name Sekeping Tenggiri and Sekeping Serendah refer to Jalan Tenggiri and pekan Serendah, respectively. Sekeping Tenggiri does not refer to the narrow-barred Spanish mackeral (Scomberomorus commerson), which is figuratively a red herring and all of you fell for it and were led down the garden path...

A "slice" of (Jalan) Tenggiri is what Sekeping Tenggiri stands for literally but what it really means is a (small) piece of Jalan Tenggiri: Seksan's own little piece of Jalan Tenggiri. Ditto with Sekeping Serendah: Seksan's own little piece of Serendah. FYI, SeRENDAH is so named because of its flood-prone low-lying location.