Travelogue Borneo: Leaving Bario + Best Kolo Mee/Goreng Pisang in Miri, Sarawak !

Our four-day stay in Bario came to an end too soon! We spent the morning soaking in final sights, smells and sounds of the long house, which was in a lull after the previous night’s festivities. After breakfast, we hopped onto the back of a pickup truck and headed for the airport. Bidding adieu to the cool weather, clear blue skies and beautiful mountains. 😥 … Continue reading Travelogue Borneo: Leaving Bario + Best Kolo Mee/Goreng Pisang in Miri, Sarawak !

Travelogue Borneo: Day 3 In Bario – Of Maggi, Museums, and Kelabit Culture

*Apologies for the lack of updates – been away for the Lunar New Year holidays and been swamped with work (as usual) upon returning. I really can’t say that I have no time for blogging – gotta MAKE time. Here’s part 3 of Bario! 🙂  After returning from our harrowing 11-hour hike along the Bario ancestral trail, my body was so full of adrenaline I … Continue reading Travelogue Borneo: Day 3 In Bario – Of Maggi, Museums, and Kelabit Culture

Travelogue Borneo: Hardcore Hiking in Bario – 11 Hours In A Sarawak Jungle

I’ve never been hiking.  Ever since a back injury in my teens, I’ve laid off extreme physical activity. The most I’ve ‘exerted’ myself is an hour at the gym, and that’s on a stationary exercise bike lol. I was in Bario, Sarawak recently, and the media group I was with decided to visit one of the Eco-Shelters that Volvo Malaysia had erected for hikers and … Continue reading Travelogue Borneo: Hardcore Hiking in Bario – 11 Hours In A Sarawak Jungle

Travelogue Borneo: The Kelabit Highlands of Bario, Sarawak – Day 1

Here’s a joke I heard from an East Malaysian friend who was taking a cab in KL.  The cabbie asked where he was from, and he answered Sabah, to which the cabbie replied “Oh, bila datang Malaysia?” (When did you come to Malaysia?) I can understand where Mr Cabbie was coming from. Partly due to ignorance and the ‘I don’t care what happens beyond my … Continue reading Travelogue Borneo: The Kelabit Highlands of Bario, Sarawak – Day 1

Next Adventure: Off to Bario, Sarawak !

Hey, guys! New year, new adventure ! First trip of the year and I’m off again (for work) to Bario, home to the Kelabit, the smallest tribe of indigenous people in Sarawak. They live high up in the mountains where farming is the main source of income. Travel by 4WD from the nearest big city, Miri, is a whopping 11 hours through logging trails and … Continue reading Next Adventure: Off to Bario, Sarawak !