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Showing posts with label MyWorldTuesday. Show all posts
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Monday, January 4, 2010

My World Tuesday-A Day Trip to Annah Rais Village.


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Annah Rais belong to the Bidayuh tribe with over 80 families living in the long house.My research is that it had a written history of 175 years and unwritten of 500 years with 8 generation of Bidayuh who lived here.


Annah Rais Village is not far from the Sarawak/Kalimatan Indonesia border as I can see our Malaysian Immigration & Custom office is located there.

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A Bidayuh maiden will serve  you a welcome drink  with  their local rice wine "TUAK".

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Enter the Village & the long house.


Traditionally,the long house is one unit where many families occupy their own space in the divided only by manimal bamboo partition

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The Head House.............


The Skull.........

Just don't miss the HEAD HOUSE...this is must visit house if you are at Annah Rais Longhouse .Perhaps 100 or more years ago head hunting was a common practice.They say the more head you collected meaning you are the most powerful person.

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The villagers use traditional sugar cane crush to make sugar cane juice.


Annah Rais Village Hot Spring........

After the long house tour I went to the hot spring which is another 5 minutes drive from the village and followed by 3 to minutes walking through the jungle.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

My World Tuesday-Borneo Highland.


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During the Christmas Holiday I decided to have a one day trip to Borneo Highland.The place is about 60 kilo meter from the city and it is about an hour drive using my small compact car .It's a zig zag  and single dual road so I have to drive carefully.I reached Borneo Highland  foothill,however I am not allowed to enter because I did not made an advance booking.I did not know that a day trip to the highland  need an advance booking unless we stay over night for a room booking.The rate for day trip is Rm100 per guest including drink & food.


The welcome gate at the foothill of the Borneo Highland.

The guard told me I have to make my booking at the city office in Kuching then they will arrange a 4WD lorry to guide us to tour the Borneo Highland.

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By the way this is the powerful 4WD lorry or bus that they use to ferry their guest to tour the Highland.

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This photo courtesy of Tourism Malaysia-Thank You.

Borneo Highlands is one of the most exciting and unique environmentally friendly resort.   Cocooned in a lush jungle and snuggled within the hills, it is a retreat one of its kind, offering an exclusive membership club and truly unique residential development by creating a sanctuary for you to retreat to in this region.

Located just an hour's drive (60km) southwest of Kuching city, the capital of Sarawak, the resort stands at the height of 1,000 metres above sea level on the Sarawak-Kalimantan border and is nestled amongst the oldest and second largest tropical rainforest in the world.

A resort created with emphasis to blend with nature, the resort offers boundless opportunities to experience numerous outdoors activities all year round in stylish comfort.

Take pleasure in the finest natural wonders and find luxury in the bare basics. At Borneo Highlands Resort, it all about getting “Back to Nature, Back to Basics”

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Since my trip to Borneo Highland is failed,why not I go further about 10 minutes drive to go to another tourist attraction  the Annah Rais Village.The attraction is the oldest long house and the hot spring.Anyway I will do the posting about the village on my next My World Tuesday that is next year 2010.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My World Tuesday-Cat Museum.


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This week let us go to Cat Museum in Kuching Sarawak.


It's Christmas holiday this weekend,the festive season of giving & forgiving.Kuching is my hometown and Kuching is CAT in Malay.The World’s first Cat Museum, devoted to all things feline, is in Petra Jaya in the Kuching City North Hall. Cat lovers will find all range of exhibits, photos, feline art and cat souvenirs.


Many cats sculptures can be seen at various corner of the city.During festive season even the cat is celebrating.This cat here wearing Santa Claus costume,a red hat and a red vest.

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I see a cat woman & the cat celebrating x'mas in the museum.

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There are cat clock,umbrellas,mugs,brooches,plates,cups,key-ring,teapot and t-shirt on sale here.


Welcome to Cat Museum in Kuching,Sarawak,Malaysia.

Monday, December 14, 2009

My World Tuesday-A Short Trip to Sibu Town.


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My trip to Sibu Town is just for few hours as I have a very tight schedule.Well, Sibu was busier and more crowded then I tought.The locals from nearby village & small town along Rajang River come to Sibu on weekend for their shopping and outing.(Photo above is express boat terminal & jetty).

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Sibu shipyard and old Malay Kampung as seen from Sibu waterfront along Igan river.


The sunset from the mighty Rajang River and the longest river in Malaysia.

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The old bus at Sibu Town bus station or bus terminal.

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Sibu central market is the largest wet market in Sarawak.It's clean and airy.

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It was very interesting walking through it on a busy Sunday morning and checking out the local produce.Local fighting cock also on sale(Photo above).


The 'Buah Dabai' seem to be sold in every corner,it must be in season.Buah Dabai looks like a big olive.Just washed the fruits clean,then dunked them to soak inside warm water for at least 15 mins for buah dabai goes soft.I can't describe the taste because it's so mild.In Sibu buah dabai is cheaper,the most expensive were sold at Rm12.00 per kilo and the cheapest at Rm3.00 per kilo.


Local women are hard working person in Sibu.I can see most small time vendors at the market are women.They sell local forest vege and fresh fish from the river and are much cheaper in Sibu.

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Sibu Town has a lot of motorbike and a few old vintage bicycle .Bicycle are legal and have licence to be on the crowded road.(see photo her licence or permit is issue by the Town Council plate # 03507)

Perhaps it will be more adventrous to take the express boat to other places, village and places in the interior along Rajang & Igan River.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My World Tuesday-Hokien Garden.


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The gateway to the garden.


Most local Kuching people say that after many years staying in Kuching,they did not even know the existence of Hokien Garden at Pending area.Because of this I went there to have a look and share it with my valuable friends from My World Tuesday.

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The 12 animals that appear on the Chinese zodiac calendar is the main attraction at the garden.