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3D2N Trip to Ng. Ukum, Batang Ai

This trip took place on the 19th to 21st of August. Andrea Pelo & Giulia Buzzetti from  Italy, is one of those nice and awesome couple you can ever meet. Even sometimes in some of our conversations, we had a small trouble understanding each other, but, it did not us from having fun and enjoying nature, culture and the people of the longhouse.  Continue reading “3D2N Trip to Ng. Ukum, Batang Ai” »

A 2D1N With the Awesome American Couple

Mark & Chelsea, are one of those rare and awesome people I’ve met so far. On a nice budget trip they decided to go for the 2 days 1 night trip to the Annah Rais Bidayuh Longhouse with a few swims in the the river and waterfall. During this trip, they manage to see a, maybe 4 ft long or slightly more, snake crossing the road, eat rice cooked in pitcher plant, chicken cooked in bamboo, wild vegetables from the jungle of Borneo and more rice wine! which I personally think is Mark’s fave drink. Hahahahah. They also had the privilege to meet one of the traditional music player and maker there and witness him play 2 songs. But here are more photo’s and video of bits and pieces of the trip. Enjoy!

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Short Trip to Ulu Ukum, Batang Ai

On the way to Batang Ai

Haven’t posted much as was away on trips and so on. On March 7th, my good friend, Danny, invited me to go on an adventure to this place called Ulu Ukum, in Batang Ai and he said it will be a driving and a boat ride trip which I decided last minute to join. We started our journey from Kuching in the morning, which I can’t remember what time. And as usual, I will be driving alone and no one to help me take photos, ended up with more “Selfies”. :p

As we reached Batang Ai Dam, we parked our car we all the tourist vans were. And also I learned that the jetty is also the way used to go to Hilton Batang Ai. Then the boat ride, it was fun, burning under the hot sun, but, that’s what we call adventure right? anyways, I won’t write much but share more pics.

p/s: most photos were taken using my phone. there were no photos taken with my DSLR as all the files were corrupted.

 

 

A week in Lupa Masa, Poring, Sabah

Taxi use to go to Ranau and Poring

Couple of weeks ago I met a guy called Tom, in Kuching, happened to be my friends business partner. Told me he had a place in Sabah somewhere near Poring hot spring called LuPa Masa and if I was interested to help him out for a week there. And I said yes. And the only word that came trough my mind was, “buli bah kalau ko”. A word most Sabahans will use if they agree to something. Which means, “sure, i’ll do it if its for you”.

Left Kuching on the first flight out via Air Asia to Kota Kinabalu, on the 6th February. Then took a shared taxi from Kota Kinabalu for RM20
to Ranau. 2 hours 35 minutes later, took another taxi to Poring for RM40. But on the way, we stopped at Kundasang to drop some passengers off. The air there was dry and cold. Reminded me of when I was in the US. Continue reading “A week in Lupa Masa, Poring, Sabah” »

My opinion on city life and life in the jungle

Nature vs city

For years i’ve taught to myself that there not much difference between these two. To me, you get almost everything in the city and not much in the jungle. Or what you get fresh in the jungle, you will be able to get there in the city too. But no! After spending 9 nights here in the jungle, in Sabah, my view of things change. Life living in the forest is considered the best for me at the moment.

City Jungle

It’s just like going back to basics stuff. Remember how when we were college students and we had very limited things with us? That’s how I felt when I arrived here. Just the basic things like clothing, shoes, tooth brush, tooth paste and soap. I felt uncomfortable at first. Mumbling to myself, what am i doing here? Why this? Why that? But after the second day, I told myself, “Seth! Try to adapt! Have you forgotten where you came from? Continue reading “My opinion on city life and life in the jungle” »

Photoshoot With Dee Dee

It’s been almost a year since I have shoot talents again and it really feels awkward, setting of lights din’t really make out the good color. But thanks to Dee Dee for helping me out as my talent, Thanks to Jude, and Kim for joining too. Here are some of the photos I took. Enjoy!

How to act like a Malaysian

Just something I find very interesting and funny which I don’t mind reposting.  
Article credit to Sabrina Loh from sabbyloh.blogspot.com

How to Act Like a Malaysian

Yes, we do speak English. Our English is quite powderful.
Yes, we do have proper houses, equipped with electricity and water supply (which often gets cut off without warning.)
Yes, our pedestrian crossing lights aren’t working half of the time.
Yes, our cabs are infamous for charging exorbitant fares because the taximeters are always “rosak” or “spoil already”.

But we are Malaysians. We have been trained since young to overcome such difficulties.

From guiding you on how to shop to how to document your everyday life, here are 10 sure-fire ways to fake like you’ve been eating Nasi Lemak your whole life. Continue reading “How to act like a Malaysian” »

The Iban People

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Ibans are a branch of the Dayak peoples of Borneo. They were formerly known during the colonial period by the British as Sea Dayaks. Ibans were renowned for practising headhunting and tribal/territorial expansion. A long time ago, being a very strong and successful warring tribe, the Ibans were a very feared tribe in Borneo. They speak the Iban Language.

Today, the days of headhunting and piracy are long gone and in has come the modern era of globalization and technology for the Ibans. The Iban population is concentrated in Sarawak, Brunei, in the West Kalimantan region of Indonesia. They live inlonghouses called rumah panjai or rumah panjang Most of the Iban longhouses are equipped with modern facilities such as electricity and water supply and other facilities such as (tar sealed) roads, telephone lines and the internet. Younger Ibans are mostly found in urban areas and visit their hometowns during the holidays. The Ibans today are becoming increasingly urbanised while (surprisingly) retaining most of their traditional heritage and culture. Continue reading “The Iban People” »

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