28 Jul - 29 Jul 2009 Mukah

Malaysian Borneo
Sarawak aka Land of the Hornbills
Kampung Tellian Tengah
Standard twin room with fan in a traditional Melanau tall house, for MYR 70.- or US$ 20.- per night.

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Strolling together with local guide Ambrose over the plank walks between the stilted houses of his traditional Melanau water village and stopping at a 200-year-old kelidieng (a sacrificial burial pole, made from a hollow belian [Borneo ironwood] tree trunk decorated with ornate carvings, which was used to ward off disasters by placing a young maiden inside the pole and giving her only water until she finally died).

Hiring a local sampan (MYR 10.- for the four of us) for the 3-km long ride on the picturesque Sungai Tellian to the bustling fishing harbour in Mukah.

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Photos 2009-12 Central Sarawak

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