Magical soccer field in the middle of nowhere looks straight out of ‘Jurassic Park’
It isn’t a scene out of a fairytale, it’s a soccer game in East Malaysia.
This image of a court, used for a modified version of soccer known as futsal, has quickly gone viral, reaching some 14,000 likes on social media.
It was posted onto the Facebook page of Harimau Malaya, a club for soccer supporters in Malaysia, sent in by a teacher from the Longongon school, located in the town of Nabawan.
According to the post, the teacher said that the court was “intentionally left that way so as to avoid the heat of the sun and to provide fresh air.”
Social media users were impressed by the image.
“This is so beautiful … its green and leafy … I can almost smell the fresh air there,” said one commenter on Harimau Malaya’s Facebook post in Malay.
“I didn’t know there was an area in the world which looked like dinosaurs could still be roaming,” another added.
“You know, if you lose your ball here, you’ll never ever find it again,” one user rightly pointed out.
But your ball isn’t the only thing that might get lost. The futsal court itself is pretty inaccessible, if you couldn’t already tell that from the image. It takes about three hours to get to the school from Nabawan’s main town, according to a report by The Star.
The school is some 80km (about 50 miles) away from the main town, and the route is inaccessible when it rains.
“You have to drive two hours on rugged terrain and then cross a river, which takes another hour,” says the Facebook post. “From the school, its a walk of about 15 minutes through hilly terrain to get to the futsal court.”
Idyllic. And they don’t have to worry about an overcrowded court.