Posts Tagged: Iban People

Trip to Ukum with Cesar Cruchaga & Wife

This post is a lil late as I didn’t really know what and how to write this post, because it was special to me. It all happened on 22nd July  2014. I receive an assignment a week before that date to bring a couple to Nanga Ukom in Batang Ai. I agreed. But I did not know who I was bringing. As usual, I tend to be more of a friend instead of being a guide to tourist. I want them to feel happy and not just going on tour but enjoying their time with the locals.

So on that 22nd morning, right after we came out of the orang utan centre in Semenggoh, we started having conversation and we started talking about jobs and what we love to do. Ended up in me asking this guy, Cesar Cruchaga, what he works as. And his answer was simple. He just said “I’m retired”. But I was so surprise and a lot of questions going in my head. He didn’t look like a guy who is retired, unless he had an early retirement form the army. But, I still wanted to know and took the courage to ask him what he used to do. And he said:” I’m a retired professional football player. And I used to play for Atletico Osasuna in the Spanish League.” And I went into shock… Continue reading “Trip to Ukum with Cesar Cruchaga & Wife” »

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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