Nanga Delok Longhouse, Sarawak

  Situated in the untouched jungle near Jelia River in Batang Ai, Nanga Delok is one of the longhouse that belongs to the members of the Iban families. It takes about 50 minute’s boat ride from the nearest roadside. Agriculture is the common livelihood among the residents. While the men are busy with fishing or patching up their fishing nets, the women are at home, preparing food for their family. Some of the women work at the nearby rice fields. …

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Cultural treasures from the highlands

Traditions and heritage still alive and kicking in Bario and Ba Kelalan IN TUNE: A young bas player takes the cue from group members of the Bamboo Band of Ba Kelalan.   WHEN young Jenette Ulun first saw her great-aunt expertly crafting the famous Kelabit beadwork, she knew then it would be her calling to continue the legacy. Little did she realise, however, that her own daughter would carry on the tradition in her own right. “I was delighted when …

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Bario goes Hollywood?

Meeting to produce a Hollywood blockbuster from the picturesque Kelabit highlands to be held this week IDYLLIC: Village houses set a rustic scene with the mountain range as the background in Bario. Idris Jala hopes that if the Hollywood movie deal is clinched, it will further aid towards boosting Bario as a major tourist destination in the region.  BARIO: The small highland town of Bario may soon find itself listed as one of Hollywood’s exotic movie locations in Southeast Asia, …

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