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Sampan Ride Across the Sarawak River

So I brought Haru to ride a sampan.

Sampan = Wooden boat

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Okay, we didn’t really landed on the lost island of Dinosaur but silly Haru really went and replied the Boat uncle “Yes” and nodded even though he doesn’t understand what the uncle just asked.  :|

Luckily, we ended up at the right port and village.

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SARAWAK LANGUAGE

In Sarawak, there’s a dialect/language called Sarawak Language or Sarawak Malay. It’s spoken widely by local especially the natives, and non natives who hang out with natives a lot. Lol.

Here’s some example of words, to give you an idea how it would sounds like..

  • Kamek  - Me / I
  • Kitak    - You
  • Sidak   - Them
  • Nya - He / She
  • Kamek orang - We
  • Asuk - Dog
  • Pusak - Cat
  • Manok - Chicken
  • Ya - That
  • Tok - This
  • Sitok - Here
  • Sia - There
  • Aok - Yes
  • Sik - No
  • Kali - Maybe
  • etc…

So how to communicate in Sarawak? Speak English or Malay. :P

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Pak Tambang (Uncle Sampan Service)

Kuching City is divided by a river.

Although there are bridges across the river but there is one traditional and famous local way to travel across the river.

That is via the sampan service, Pak Tambang which fetches people across the river in a small boat for only 50 cents. Many times cheaper than driving all the way across the bridges.

This sampan service has been exist and operating since Brooke Era which is like more than 100 years ago.

I do not have photos from 100 years ago but this is the photo probably 40-50 years ago. The little boat on the right is the Pak Tambang. It’s quite a rare chance to ride a wooden boat these days especially in the cities of Malaysia.

Do have a try if you’re here before they face extinction when the government build the Golden Bridge over it. Oh, the best Layered Cake is located opposite too, another reason for you to cross the river hahaha.

Photos from Paul Sarawak, Robin Wong, and Sarawak Government portal.

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Trap at the Sarawak Immigration

 

My friend visited me some time ago and almost trapped in the airport for not having the right travel documents. XD Luckily he’s lazy enough to left his passport in his travel bag and that saved his ass from being his own version of  The Terminal movie. XD

The first thing he asked when he came out was…

and here’s a history class for all :D

 

 

So, Borneoans, do register your marriage in Sabah and Srawak, and your newborn too so they have privileges under the citizen of Borneo States.

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okay..I know history is boring

Anyway…

SPRING IS HERE :D

A series of comic strip of Haru visiting Kuching, capital of Sarawak. It’s actually a compilation of incidents and stories of friends who visited Kuching. Since Malaysia Day is around the corner, maybe this series can help share a bit of info and story from this side of Malaysia Federation. :D

 

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End of Gawai Trip at Semulong Ulu Longhouse Sarawak (Epi 7)

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Answer is… it’s not who but why. hahaha XP

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Nevertheless a big Thank you to the Newton family for the trip and the great hospitality.

I have experienced a lot of stuff that I will never had the chance to in the city.

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especially the skill of bleeding tru eyes. hahaha

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