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- n. Plural form of tongkang.
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Canoes: dug-outs; _pakerangan_; prahus; tongkangs; steering gear; similarity to ancient Vikings 'boat; boat races.
The trading boats -- _prahus_ or _tongkangs_ -- are clumsy, badly fastened craft, not often exceeding 30 tons burthen, and modelled on the Chinese junk, generally two-masted, the foremast raking forward, and furnished with rattan rigging and large lug sails.
S.F. activists protest 'toxic' compost transport on the Rajang River, launches or 'tongkangs' as they are locally known, are in danger of being swept away by the
It’s a strange vessel; like most tongkangs, it is wooden and looks homemade.
Bananas and salt sacks, a heap of kitchen gas tanks, young oil palm plants and a wheelbarrow loaded with long beans - even a washing machine - pass us by, to be shouldered or humped on to one or another of the long wooden “tongkangs.