08 Aug - 09 Aug 2009 Nanga Bangkit

Malaysian Borneo
Sarawak aka Land of the Hornbills
Nanga Bangkit
Longhouse Sebastian Tambi
Double mattress inside the headman’s apartment, free of charge.

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Meeting the powerful 45-year old Iban Headman aka tuai rumah Sebastian, his 38-year young beautiful First Lady Olivia and their courtiers (e.g. mystic, security, intelligence, accounting and jester) in the chief's family apartment aka bilik of his longhouse aka rumah Sebastian Tambi, being entertained with (i) many glasses of excellent home-brewed tuak, (ii) with plenty of vegetarian food from the jungle and (iii) with a social dip in the river; thereafter chewing the fat about kitchen, religion and politics, thus learning about the peculiar culture of these hunters and gatherers who have been catapulted into the 21st century CE by means of (generator-powered) television and (narrow-band) internet.
“A lot of people measure a man by what he's got. I've decided to measure myself by what I can give up.”

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