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: Inside A Kelabit Longhouse in Bario, Sarawak

The concept of communal living may be alien to many of us who live in the city. Our apartments are like tiny cages, our gated and guarded homes a substitute for cells. For some indigenous peoples in Sabah and Sarawak, however, communal living is the only way of life they have ever known. Long houses have afforded its residents protection, safety and convenience since ancient … Continue reading Travelogue Borneo: Inside A Kelabit Longhouse in Bario, Sarawak

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