Monday, November 24, 2008

Long Singut : The people

Our arrival was greeted by kids. They seems to be undisturbed by presence of strangers.

Some adults that we met in the Longhouse. Not many were present as our visit was unscheduled. During this time of the year, not many were at home as most of them are busy planting and tending their paddy fields. They farm lots were far away and they usually hitch hiked on logging vehicles.

The elders, especially the ladies have elongated ear lobes. This is a dying tradition as the younger generation does not fancy having long ears. Never the less, they do have their arms tattooed like their elders did.

Long Singut: Ruai

Long Singut being a Kenyah settlement has a very distinctive different in the long house outlook if compared to the Ibans.

This is what the ruai of Long Singut Longhouse looks like. It's more like a corridor where they have sitting platform made at the side.

In an Iban Longhouse, the corridor is walled and called the ruai and it serves as the common sitting room.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Long Singut: The descent

This is the drop zone. Here you have to be prepared for the descent, which might take half an hour or so. The path might be slippery and your foot wear have to be proper or bare footed is also an option.

The hill side is steep and slippery. To make the steps, the hill side have to be dug in the shape of ladders. During early morning and rainy days, those steps are slippery, one missed step could land you in the valley below.

For those who are not used to this type of surface, a helpful hand from the local is very much needed.

To get across, we have to pass through this river.......Balleh River. The river is shallow and has rocky bottom and to make the matter worst, the flow is fast and swift. To navigate, the passage, the woman folks use poles.

Save and dry we reached the other side. Our drop zone was the one on the right of the pic.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Long Singut :View

Long Singut is a Kenyah settlement and it is situated at the upper reaches of Balleh River, a tributary of the mighty Rejang River.

Majority of the Kenyah here were from Indonesia or were of Indonesian descendants as the Indonesian border is about one walking day away.

To reach the longhouse you have to walk on foot and mind you, the journey down was never plain sailing.

This is how Long Singut looks like from the main road. To reach here it's a whole day journey from Putai.

My food my mark

When passing by the jungle trek or logging camp roads, a sight like this is very much welcome for some people.

To the untrained eyes, there is nothing unique to this's just seems that, it is growing new leaves.

But if you are the deer hunter, it's a very good sign. The height from the ground level where the new leaves grows, shows how big the deer is.

This one shows that, the deer frequents this place regularly. This is evident from the recent nibbed bud.

This is another one.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

What happened?

I was so disappointed.....what happened to my blog. I could not access it.
To make this entry, i have to do it from the dashboard.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Changing Tide

In this pic you could observe that there is a very distinctive contrast on the surface of the water. On the left, the surface looks polluted and the one on the right looks clear. What causes this phenomenon?

Twice a day, there is a change of tides. When the tide is at it's ebb, the incoming and outgoing tides are very slow moving. This pic was taken at the estuary of Sarawak River. The sea was rather calm, so the confronting line could be seen clearly.

The continuous line made by the tides could be seen as far as the eyes could see.

The "battle" between the two tides will be dragging on. You'll only realized that it high tide by the gradual rise of water level.

Sibu Express Terminal

Sibu express terminal has the heaviest riverine traffic in the state. Not only it connects the towns and villages along the mighty Rejang River, but it is also the portal to the outside world.

Recently i have the chance to travel to Kuching on board the Express boat, the journey took about 5 hours. The views and sceneries were outstang. I'll do the posting.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Top Ste of the day

It was really a surprise when i open my email this morning. My site was bestowed with this award. My many thanks for you guys out there who has made this happen.

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Your website is selected for "Best Website of the Day".

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The face revealed

I haved been tagged on this subject not once but twice and my many thanks for both perantausepi1306
and nani.
I was unable to have a quick response as i was away on meetings and worskshops.

Well my dear friends, my face has been revealed and now it's up to you to choose and pick......which one is Buwau98

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Let Loose

When grand ma's meets what will they do? Talk about their grand children and the good old days. You are totally wrong.........

When they meet, they let their hair loose and rocks the boat. Go grand ma.......go

Grand ma's, you rocks

Malaysian Artise

Sharifah Zarina..................Langit ke 7


Nadia AF6.........Redah jeeee

Mama Rina AF6..........Gotcha

Riz AF6........Apakah hei yeop

Life must go on

Today is my first blogoversary.

And i wished myself that i could have many more.

For all out there who knows about my blog and have visited it.......many thanks for you all.

For this tree to have leaves and flowers it's a tall order, but life has to go on


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