Tuesday, September 23, 2008

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.

Iban History

The origin of the name Iban is a mystery, although many theories exist. During the British colonial era, the Ibans were called Sea Dayaks. Some believe that the word Iban was an ancient original Iban word for People or man. The modern-day Iban word for people or man is mensia, a slightly modified Malay loan word of the same meaning (manusia).

The Ibans were the original inhabitants of Borneo Island. Like the other Dayak tribes, they were originally farmers, hunters, and gatherers. Not much is known about Iban people before the arrival of the Western expeditions to Asia. Nothing was ever recorded by any voyagers about them.

The Ibans were unfortunately branded for being pioneers of headhunting. Headhunting among the Ibans is believed to have started when the lands occupied by the Ibans became over-populated. In those days, before the arrival of western civilization, intruding on lands belonging to other tribes resulted in death. Confrontation was the only way of survival.

In those days, the way of war was the only way that any Dayak tribe could achieve prosperity and fortune. Dayak warfare was brutal and bloody, to the point of ethnic cleansing. Many extinct tribes, such as the Seru and Bliun, are believed to have been assimilated or wiped out by the Ibans. Tribes like theBukitan, who were the original inhabitants of Saribas, are believed to have been assimilated or forced northwards as far as Bintulu by the Ibans. The Ukits were also believed to have been nearly wiped out by the Ibans.

The Ibans started moving to areas in what is today's Sarawak around the 15th century. After an initial phase of colonising and settling the river valleys, displacing or absorbing the local tribes, a phase of internecine warfare began. Local leaders were forced to resist the tax collectors of the sultans of Brunei. At the same time, Malay influence was felt, and Iban leaders began to be known by Malay titles such as Datu (Datuk), Nakhoda and Orang Kaya.

In later years, the Iban encountered the Bajau and Illanun, coming in galleys from the Philippines. These were sea-faring tribes who came plundering throughout Borneo. However, the Ibans feared no tribe, and fought the Bajaus and Illanuns. One famous Iban legendary figure known as Lebor Menoa from Entanak, near modern-day Betong, fought and successfully defeated the Bajaus and Illanuns. It is likely that the Ibans learned sea-faring skills from the Bajau and the Illanun, using these skills to plunder other tribes living in coastal areas, such as the Melanaus and the Selakos. This is evident with the existence of the seldom-used Iban boat with sail, called the bandung. This may also be one of the reasons James Brooke, who arrived in Sarawak around 1838, called the Ibans Sea Dayaks. For more than a century, the Ibans were known as Sea Dayaks to Westerners.

Religion, Culture and Festivals

The Ibans were traditionally animist, although the majority are now Christian, some of them Muslim and many continue to observe both Christian and traditional ceremonies, particularly during marriages or festivals.

Significant festivals include the rice harvesting festival Gawai Dayak, the main festival for the Ibans. Other festivals include the bird festival Gawai Burong and the spirit festival Gawai Antu. The Gawai Dayak festival is celebrated every year on the 1st of June, at the end of the harvest season, to worship the Lord Sempulang Gana. On this day, the Ibans get together to celebrate, often visiting each other. The Iban traditional dance, the ngajat, is performed accompanied by the taboh and gendang, the Ibans' traditional music. Pua Kumbu, the Iban traditional cloth, is used to decorate houses. Tuak, which is originally made of rice, is a wine used to serve guests. Nowadays, there are various kinds of tuak, made with rice alternatives such as sugar cane, ginger and corn.

The Gawai Burong (the bird festival) is held in honour of the War God, Singalang Burong. The name Singalang Burong literally means "Singalang the Bird". This festival is initiated by a notable individual from time to time and hosted by individual longhouses. The Gawai Burong originally honoured warriors, but during more peaceful times evolved into a healing ceremony. The recitation of pantun (traditional chants by poets) is a particularly important aspect of the festival.

For the majority of Ibans who are Christians, some Chrisitian festivals such as Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, and other Christian festivals are also celebrated. Most Ibans are devout Christians and follow the Christian faith strictly.

Despite the difference in faiths, Ibans of different faiths do help each other during Gawais and Christmas. Differences in faith is never a problem in the Iban community. The Ibans believe in helping and having fun together. This is ironic for a tribe who once waged war with others due to differences.

Learn Bidayuh

amu Amu is long.Amu is to be prounced as "a-moo".
agah Agah is news. For example: "Agah Kena" is good news while "Agah Arap" is bad news. "Ani Agah" is what's the news and "Meting Agah" is no news.
anak Anak is a child. Example: "Ku-du anak mu" means how many child do you have. "Anak" is also being used in the registration of name, for example: John anak Gotot would means that John is the son of Gotot and Rita anak Losen would means that Rita is the daugther of Losen.

Bau Jagoi called a child as "onak". For example: "Ta-luh Onak" means three child.
anu Anu is a day.
anuk Anuk is a toddle or small size.
apuk (1) Apuk is a kitchen.

Biatah Penrissen called kitchen as "abuh".
apuk (2) Apuk is a species of bamboo with a lot of prickle. See also "Pisa", "Buru" and "Tering".
apui Apui is fire. The word "bra-pui" refers to cooking to Biatah Penrissen whereas Biatah Siburan called cooking as "tenuk/be-tenuk". Water is called pi-in.
aran Aran refers to road. For example: "Aran Batuh" is a gravel road whereas "Aran Pi-in" is a water way.
arap Arap is bad. For example: "Aran Arap" refers to the road is bad and "Agah Arap" is bad news.
arun Arun refers to home.
asi Asi is who. Example: "Asi nai apui" means who's making the fire.
asuh Asuh refers to smoke. A root word for "Brasuh" meaning smoking.
asung Asung is feeling or life. Example: "Asung ku gaun" means I am happy whereas "Meting asung" means no life or has passed away.
ata Ata is we or us or our. Example: "Ata man nok" means we eat and drink. "Ramin ata/ta" means our house.
ati Ati refers to this. Example: "Aran Ati" means this road and "Anu Ati" means today (this day).

babai Babai refers to a Bidayuh elderly. A grandfather or an old man (to certain extent, old wise man). A short name for a grandfather is "Bai". For example: "Bai Jack" means the old man is a grandfather of Jack. If the old man have many grandchildren, his shortname would be derived from the title "Bai" and the name of the eldest grandchildren.
babu Babu refers to rat, rodden or mouse.
babuk Babuk is a great grandfather.
baga Baga is big. For example: "Ramin baga" is a big house.

Bau Jagoi called big as "Ayuh"
bakur Bakur is a generic name for basket.
batuh Batuh is a generic name for pebble, gravel, stone or rock. "Batuh" can also refers to mile.
baruk Baruk is a traditional structure used for communal gathering and storage of "head" trophies.
barum Barum is either a blue or green. For example: "Barum dewun" is green leaf. "Barum rengit" is sky blue.
bayuh Bayuh refers to not yet or have not.
begu Begu refer to plenty or a lot.
Bidayuh
The Bidayuh number approximately 150,000 and form about 8% of Sarawak's population. They migrated from West Kalimantan much earlier than the Iban, but continuous warring with their more numerous and warlike neighbours left them confined to the 1st Division around Kuching.

The Bidayuh were also known as Land Dayaks, as they chose to build their settlements in the foothills of the mountain ranges for protection from enemies. Also former headhunters, they would keep their skull trophies in a separate head house, or baruk. Like the Iban, they are predominantly hill rice farmers, and they also grow cash crops such as pepper, cocoa and rubber, as well as fruit and vegetables for Kuching's markets.

The vast majority of Bidayuh are Christian, but some traditional rituals are still celebrated, including gawai dayak. Their traditional religion is highly animistic, but is nowadays only practised by a small minority of elderly people. The Bidayuh are rightly famous for their superb rattan basketry work and the beautiful costumes they use for ceremonial occasions.

Most Bidayuh have left their longhouses and nowadays live in kampungs (villages) in modern wood or brick houses, but some examples of Bidayuh longhouses still remain and can be visited on a day trip from Kuching.
bika-e Bika-e refers to quarrel or heated arguement.
bisa Bisa has two meanings. It can refer to wet or can. For example: "Bisa Nai" is can do while "Ubok Bisa" refers to wet hair. Alternative word to "Bisa Nai" is "Dapud Nai"
bisig Bisig refers to clean.
bori
(Bau Jagoi)
Bori is a house.
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin

The Biatah called a house as "Ramin" and a "Bori/Beri" is a hut.
brasuh Brasuh refers to smoking.
bre-muh Bre-muh is padi planting. The word "Bre-muh" originated from the word "emuh" which refers to a padi farm. Bidayuh usually plant padi on a hilly area, hence hill padi farming.
buda Buda is white.
buran Buran can be a moon or a month. For example: "Jewa Buran" is bright moonlight while "Taruh Buran" refers to three months.
burah Burah is awake (or awakening)
buru Buru is a species of soft bamboo mainly used for cooking or storage of water. See also "Apuk", "Pisa" and "Tering".
buruh Buruh refers to hair.
busing Busing is a cat.
butan Coconut is called butan.

dari A Bidayuh lad.
dapud Dapud is to meet or catch or found. For example: "Dapud dingan" means meet with a friend. "Dapud eken" means caught a fish. "Dapud duit" means found a coin. Alternatively, "Dapud" can also refers to can or possible. See "Bisa".
darum Darum refers to inside.
dayak Dayak refers to people. One of the word used to form the word "land DAYAK"
dayung A Bidayuh maiden.
de-an De-an refers to a tree branch or to inform. For example: "De-an Dien" refers to a branch of a durian tree. "De-an Agah" is to give news.
derud Derud (or darud) refers to a mountain. Senah refers to a hill.
deyuh Deyuh or Diyuh (dayuh) refers to land. One of the root word used to form the word "biDAYUH"
dewun Dewun refers to leaf.
dien Dien is local fruit or durian in Bahasa Malaysia. Scientific Name : Durio zibethinus Murr. The durian is a tall tree towering as high as 40m in the jungle rainforest or in semi-orchard. Seed trees may take 8-10 years to fruit. The fruit is green to brown in colour, pendulous, round to oblong in shape and is completely covered with strong sharp thorns. It is a capsule which splits into five parts when ripe and each segment contains brown seeds covered with thick, firm, creamy, yellow pulp with an overpowering aroma. [ picture | more ]
diki Diki refers to where.
dingah Dingah is hear.
dingan Dingan is a friend. Alternative word for "Dingan" is "Jera".
duh Duh is not or don't. For example: "Duh Kena" means no good. "Duh Nai" means don't do.
dun Dun stands for name. For example: "Dun ku inuh Gotot" means My name is Gotot.

eken Eken is a fish.
emuh Emuh mainly refers to a padi farm. "Bre-muh" stands for padi farming.

gamar Gamar refers to picture.
Gawai Gawai Dayak is the major festival of not only the Bidayuh but the other indigenous peoples of Sarawak. It marks the traditional rice harvest and falls on 31st May and 1st June. During Gawai, many city and town dwellers return to their family longhouse or kampung. In the longhouse, women spend days preparing sumptuous banquets of traditional food, which is washed down with tuak (rice wine). Gawai Dayak is two days of singing, dancing and just letting go. Visitors are welcome during Gawai, and as well as having a wonderful time they will gain a good insight into the powerful ties that hold longhouse communities together in an era of rapid social change.

Elderly folks (those who are pagans) believe that the success of the harvest is controlled by the spirits of the padi. Thus rituals are held to appease the spirits at the beginning of the planting season. Among the aims of the festival are to expressed their thanks to the spirits of the padi and to request the spirits to give a better harvest during the next planting season. Officially, the festival falls on June 1. It is a public holiday. But traditional celebration with rituals to expressed their thank to the spirits of the padi with offerings is held on difference dates ranges from the end of May to July, in the various villages. Each traditional celebration lasts for three days and three nights.

At present there are only a few villages still carrying on with the traditional celebration, while the younger generations celebrate the festival on June 1, in a modern way, with open house for relatives and friends from various races. It is in fact becoming a typical Malaysian festival with multi-racial favour.

Celebrations also take place in the cities. For example in Kuching a "Ngiring Kenyalang" will be held. This local Mardi Gras-style parade weaves its way around the streets of Kuching with members of Sarawak's different ethnic groups dressed in full traditional costume. Cultural and musical performances will also be held around the city.
gaun Gaun is happy.
gapang Gapang is worry. For example: "Manyah gapang" is don't worry.
giruga Giruga is a place messed up (messy).
guguh Guguh is surprise.
guruh Guruh is to sit.

iju
Iju is an apparatus (contraption) for trapping fish.
ingan
(Bau Jagoi)
Ingan is a polite way to address somebody who is older than you.
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin

The Biatah address the elders as "Angan".

inuh
Inuh stands for is.

jemut Jemut is a rag.
jera Jera is a friend. Thus, "Jera dayung" refers to a girlfriend. "Berjera" is to make friend or befriend. "Jera" is an alternative word to "Dingan".
jepo Jepo is a shirt. Biatah Penrissen called shirt as "Skinang".
jepuh (1) Jepuh refers to a tooth.
jepuh (2) Jepuh refers to a snake.
jeta Jeta is ours.
jewa Jewa is light or day or bright. For exampe: "Anu Jewa" is daylight while "Prita Ati Jewa" refers to this lamp is bright.
juah Juah is a big rattan basket, cylindrical in shape. A small rattan basket is called a "Tambok".
jukat Jukat is old. For example: "Jukat Jemut" is an old rag.

kadi Kadi is to remove.
kadis Kadis refers to grasshoppers
kebus Kebus is dead.
kejit Kejit is ear.
kena Kena is good.
keren Keren is to show.
keris Keris is to see or saw.
kerum Kerum is dark. It is also the root word for "Sengarum", meaning tonight.
kesong Kesong is a dog.
kirin
(Bau Jagoi)

Kirin- see. "Oku kirin muu" is I see you.
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin

See is called "kiris" in Biatah. In Bukar Sadong, see or look is called "tabuk".
kudip Kudip is rear/raise or earn. For example: "Kudip siok" is to rear chicken. "Kudip adup" to earn a living for one self.
kujet Kujet is pinch. "Kujet kejit" to is pinch an ear.
kudos Kudos is a generic name for vegetables. However, it can also refers to dishes. For example: "Purun Kudos" is to plant vegetables while "Kudos Eken" refers to fish dishes.
kuka Kuka is to open.
kupak Kupak is to peel. For example: "Kupak Umbung" is to peel a bamboo shoot.
kusi Kusi is a key.

madin Madin is now.
mamuh Mamuh is to take shower or bath.
man Man is to eat. "Man" is also the root word for "Pinguman" which stands for food.
mani Mani is why. "Mani" is also called as "Mai" in Biatah Penrissen.
manyah Manyah is do not. "Manyah Man" is don't eat.
manuk Manuk is a generic name for bird.
medud Medud is cold. For example: "Pi-in medud" is cold water. Hot is peras
mekat Mekat is to rise.
mekebur Mekebur is to fly or flying.
menam Menam is pain. It is also the root word for "Branam" which stands for ill or sick.
merot Merot is to go in.
meting Meting is don't have. For example: "Meting Pi-in" stands for no water.
mijog Mijog is to stand.
minea
(Bau Jagoi)

Minea is a task of planting padi seed in a nusery.
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin

minyu Minyu is speak. For example: "Minyu Biatah" is to speak in Biatah.
miris Miris is to buy or purchase.
moot
(Bau Jagoi)
Moot is rubber tapping. One of the most common way of living during the olden days beside doing some gardening.
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin
mudas Mudas is sweating. Sweat is called "Udas".
mukud Mukud refers to coughing.
muh Muh is done. For example: "Muh Minyu" is have spoken.

nai Nai refers to make or prepare or build. As such "Nai apui" is to make fire but "Nai pi-in" is actually preparing a drink.
ningga
(Bau Jagoi)
Ningga to see/look or to watch. "Oku suka ningga muu" means I like to look at you. "Ningga TV" is to watch TV.
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin

The Biatah called see/look as "Tingga".
ngabang Ngabang is a "open" house visiting during the Gawai as well as any other festival.
ngapuh Ngapuh is simply. For example: "Ngapuh Nai" is simply do. "Ngapuh Suba" is simply try.
ngiduong
(Bau Jagoi)
Ngiduong is to stare
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin
ngokang
(Bau Jagoi)
Ngokang refers to hunting.
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin

Biatah called hunting as "Ngasu".

ngudung Ngudung refers to a meeting or a conference.
ngutuom
(Bau Jagoi)
Ngutuom refers to harvesting (of padi) using a specially made knife(tuwei).
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin

The Biatah called this process "Ngutum".
nisod
(Bau Jagoi)
Nisod is submerge.
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin

The Biatah called submerge or sinking as "Tegerum".
nok Nok refers to drinking. For example: "Nok pi-in" is drinking water.

The Bau Jagoi called drinking as "Nuok".
nuris Nuris is to write or compose.
nyamba Nyamba refers to old folks or matured.
nyireeng Nyireeng refers to peeping or to peep.

pede Pede is salty.
penu Penu is to walk or to make a move.
peras Peras is hot.
pi-in Pi-in refers to water.
pinjan Pinjan refers to a window.
pingirih
(Bau Jagoi)
Pingirih is helping each other (mostly on a rotation basis or return helping). Usually done during padi planting or harvesting season. This tradition is still practise among the Bidayuh community this day.
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin

The Biatah called this as "mengeris".
pira Pira is a baby.
pisa Pisa is a species of bamboo mainly used as a vegetable stand. See also "Apuk", "Buruh" and "Tering".
prita Prita refers to lamp or lighting.
puno Puno is full.
purok Purok is short. Amu, pronounced "a-moo" is long.
purug
(Bau Jagoi)
Purug is a process after 'minea' that is transferring the young paddy into the paddy field.
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin

The Biatah called this process "Purun Pedi".

purun Purun refers to planting. For example: "Purun rada" is to plant pepper vines.

rais Rais refers to a state or a country. A village proper can also be consider as a Rais.
ramin Ramin is a house in Biatah.

Bau Jagoi referred a house as a "Bori/Boli".
rada Rada is pepper (Piper Nigrum L) . For example: "Rada buda" refers to white pepper. The green, immature fruits of the pepper vine are harvested and dried, turning black upon drying. White pepper is obtained by letting the "berries" turn red (ripen) and then removing the outer husk, leaving the straw-colored "kernel". It is milder than black pepper.
rawang Rawang refers to a family.
raut Raut refers to a sea or ocean.
rebur Rebur is destroyed or damaged.
reda Reda refers to awake or realised.
re-e Re-e refers to ginger. Scientific Name: Zingiber officinale . The plant's rhizome (stem that grows at ground level like iris) is used fresh as well as dried and ground. It is a common ingredient in Asian cooking and flavors ginger snaps, ginger ale, ginger beer, ginger cake and pumpkin pie.
reset Reset is a local fruit or langsat in Bahasa Malaysia. Scientific Name : Lansium domesticum jack.
ruang Ruang is seed. For example: "Ruang Kudos" is vegetable seeds.
rupas Rupas is to free. Rupas can also means quitting from a job.
ruah Ruah means to go out. For example: "Ruah so arun" is out from home or not at home. Alternative sentence for "Ruah so arun" is "Meting so arun".

sebak Sebak is air or wind.
sekeduh Sekeduh/bekeduh is to run or running.
serpak Serpak is a bottle. Biatah Penrissen called bottle as "Jebur".
sewan Sewan refers to marriage or married.
siok (shiok) Siok (shiok)is chicken. "Babang Siok" refers to a rooster.

Biatah Penrissen called chicken a "siap".
sikuk Sikuk refers to mangosteen fruit. Scientific Name : Garcinia mangostana Linn. The mangosteen is an evergreen tree about 10 to 25m tall with a dense pyramidal crown. The fruits produced are apomictic. The fruit is about 6 to 7cm in diameter, round but slightly flattened at the ends. It has a smooth thick, firm rind, pale green when immature and turning dark purple or red-purple when ripe. Enclosed by the rind is the edible pulp in 4 - 8 white segments. The flavour is slightly acidic but sweet and delicious. Each fruit has 1 to 2 seeds. [ picture | more ]
sinda Sinda is a knife.
siyang Siyang (sinjang) is a pant or trousers.
so So refers to from. "So" is to be pronounced like "Sou" or "Sou..x"
sumuk Sumuk is a grandmother. A short name for a grandmother is ofcoure "Muk". For example: "Muk Redan" means the old lady is a grandmother of Redan. If the old lady have many grandchildren, her shortname would be derived from the title "Muk" and the name of the eldest grandchildren.
sungi Sungi refers to a river.
sura Sura can be a sun or a sunny day.

tapan Tapan is a winnowing rattan pan used for winnowing padi.
tapau Tapau is a minor flooding or overflow. Big flood refers to "Uba baas".
tambok Tambok is a small rattan basket, cylindrical in shape. A big rattan basket is called a "Juah"
taruh Taruh refers to number three (3).
teban Teban is to bring.
temi Temi is a foreigner or a visitor. "Di-nemi" is to visit (usually to far away places).
tema Tema is to touch.
tenuk Tenuk is to cook or boil. For example: "Tenuk Tubi" is to cook rice while "Tenuk Pi-in" is to boil water.
teris Teris is a rope.
teru Teru is scared or afraid or frighten.
tering Tering is a species of gaint bamboo mainly used as construction and weaving and a source of food. Scientific Name : Dendrocalamus giganteus. See also "Apuk", "Buruh" and "Pisa". [ picture ]
tewan Tewan refers to a wound or being wounded.
teya Teya is a farm, garden or an orchard.
teyung Teyung is a great grandmother.
tiban Tiban is a door.
tibayan Tibayan is a form of makeshift bridge or platform for crossing small stream or muddy path.
tidu
(Bau Jagoi)

Tidu- to watch object from above. To look down.
Courtesy of Mr. George Martin
tikiyung Tikiyung is a generic name for snail.
tinga Tinga is to see or look or meet. For example: "Tinga wayang" is to see a movie while "Tinga Doktor" is to meet with a doctor.

See "dapud" that stands for meet.
tubi Tubi is rice.
tuak Bidayuh rice wine usually consumed during the Gawai festival.
tuwas Tuwas refers to angry.

uba Uba refers to flood. For example: "Pi-in Uba" is flood water.
ubak Ubak refers to head. For example: "Ubak baga" is big head. A leader is called as "Pegubak"
ubok Ubok refers to hair. For example: "Ubok buda" is white hair.
udas Udas refers to sweat. Sweating is called "Mudas"
ujen Ujen refers to rain or raining. For example: "Pi-in ujen" is rain water whereas "Anu ujen" is raining or a rainy day.
umot Umot is a ghost.
uwee Uwee refers to rattan. Scientific Name : Calamus spp., Daemonorops spp.

Native to Asia, rattan is the collective name for the climbing palms. They are rope-like, woody climbing plants that can grow to 600 feet long and diameters between 1/8 of an inch to more than 2 inches. After being collected from the forest the stems are boiled in oil and scoured in sand or sawdust to remove their natural gums and resins. The outer skins are removed and used to weave furniture, baskets, screens, and chair seats. The inner core is use for making baskets. Rattan is presently the largest source used in the fabrication of wicker furniture. Within the family of rattan, there are several hundred varieties. The harvesting of rattan occurs between 7 to 15 years from the start of the new growth.
uwang Uwang refers to firewood.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Proud To Be Sarawakian


IGNORANT fellas asking STOOOPID questions about SARAWAK.

sarawak flag

our symbol, hornbill bird

Q: Oh, you are from Sarawak ! *eyes wide with excitement* So far away! How you people come here ah?
A: See this?

everyone can fly.


Q: Oh, like that! So back home, you people live in trees ar?
A: I live on trees. Not in trees.

my house


Q: You guys have electricity or not?
A: SESCO, mind you.

SESCO building in Kuching

Dumb head. do we have electricity?


Q: Kuching got airport or you use boat go Johor?
A: I use BUS

Miri Airport

do we have airport?. Kuching International Airport


Q: How long if I take bus from Singapore to Kuching?
A: Serious?! You're one hell of a stupid idiot!

Go la. Use your bus to cross South China Sea


Q: Over there got what car?
A: View below

which car you want?


Q: Got road or not?
A: What??

do we? do we? have road? hahahaha..


Q: Sarawak inside Sabah , right?
A: You fail Geography ka?

Q: Eh? Sabah Sarawak not the same meh?
A: You really stupid in Geography

Q: Kuching how big ar?
A:You really need to learn Geography

Q: Kuching got a lot of cats hoh?
A: Idiots. Do you have common sense? Kuala LUMPUR , a lot LUMPUR lahhh!


Q: Sarawak got Malay?
A: I wanna KILL you. You learn HISTORY?


our great CHIEF MINISTER


Q: Sarawak people can speak English?
A: If not, how am I going to answer YOU, YOU Idiot?



Q: You people from Sarawak use Ringgit?
A: No. We used Barter System.



we practice that. FUCK if you believe it!


I'm proud to be a
Sarawakians. I hope I've just cleared the shadow and shallow mind of some IGNORANT fellas.