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Gawai Longhouse Sarawak Trip

Honest Boss + Iban Custom and Taboo (Gawai Trip Epi 2)

At last I reached the small town of Pantu.

It is really a super small town with one row of shops, a school and a couple of authority buildings.

Before we depart our way to the jetty, they asked me to go buy a flip flop as the water might get in the boat (what the meow?!) and the ride might get a little wet.

And so, I went to this small grocery shop and encountered this…

The boss from this place is soooo honest, he didn’t want to “cheat” my 20 cents where the lady boss insist to hike the price up for the city cat me. 😐 then, he secretly pass me the 20 cents and asked me to faster leave the shop. LOL

After that, we took a few minutes walk to the jetty..

Before embarked the journey, PA’s Papa told me about this custom the Iban people used to have..

Sometimes, I wonder why do I hire her.. LOL

Gosh the boat was super small (slim to be exact). Can only fit a person and it swings when it’s not moving. Feel like it’s gonna turn over anytime. XD Scary shit.

PA’s Papa told me a taboo while on the boat…

My Wafu Pafu still never stop trying to kill me.

The ride was alright. I was expecting to going through thick forest but logging was serious. PA’s Papa told us that in the old days, one cannot view the mountains or much of the sky with the thick tall forest but now….sigh..

Here’s the mountain we’re heading, the long house is located right by it’s foot.

To be continued.. (tomorrow or tonight. 😉 )

Coming up next: Flying boat?!

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Gawai Longhouse Sarawak Trip

Trip to Long House for Gawai Festival (Epi 1)

I iz back from longhouse!!! 😀 Let’s not wait any longer and proceed with the trip. kekeke..

and also a struggling one.

Oh well, my co driver is a ( -(..)- )

*runs away*

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In case you don’t know, I went to my PA’s long house for Gawai Festival or Harvest Festival (a festive season for the Borneans especially the Dayak race in Sarawak). It’s a celebration for good rice harvest over the year. (Nowadays, it’s more of a celebration of success in life/work).

Anyway, the journey took us 2 hours drive and another 2 hours of boat ride to the long house. I woke up 6 in the morning to pack and ready and embark our journey around 730 in the morning. I was super tired that time by having 4 hours slept before that @ _ @.  Here’s a map roughly on the journey.

I’m gonna break the posts up in many pieces, so instead of updating slowly with one post, it will be lots of frequent updates with short parts. 🙂 Do stay tune ya.

Coming up next: Boat ride 😀

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