Saturday, 31 July 2010

The cheapest transportation In Kuching

They said it is the cheapest transportation in Kuching and yes it is,crossing the sarawak River from the waterfront side to the kampung side cost only 0.30 cent.The early days during my childhood it was only 0.10 cent for adult and 0.05 cent for children,time pass by and everything is not cheap as yesterday ...

Bintulu aerial view


The aerial view of Bintulu Town..the long stretch mark is the old Bintulu Airport.Th airport is unique because located at the centre of Bintulu town,last time during my outstation time.It;s very easy when we touchdown to Bintulu,no need to take a taxi because hotel is nearby unless you want to go to Hotel that far away from the airport like Park city Everly or go to kampungs there..now the new airpot located across the Bintulu Town,the other part of Bintulu,took more than 20 minutes to get there..

Friday, 30 July 2010

Land For Sale in Kuching

Land for sale :
1.Mix zone : 7 acres..Area at jalan Kuching Serian
: By the roadside
: Price at Rm 55 k per acre..

2.Mix zone : 6.3 acres ,Kampung Rebak Road,asajaya
: By the roadside
Price at Rm 50k per acre

If possible no Broker please,this deal will directly go to the Land owner..

Interested ? Do contact me here or via +60198164164 (kahar)

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Santubong Mountain view from The Sea




This is the view of Santubong Mountain froem the sea,exactly view from Bako area.Bako National Park actually located across Santubong divided by the bay,on the earlier day when we use to travel by boat from Kuching to Santubong and vice versa by sarawak River,there is another river we can use(seem like a road junction) that goes to bako.These days people dont use boat anymore to go to Bako either to Santubong,the road and transportation in Kuching are better and people forgot about the river transportation and their earlier contribution to society,but maybe if one day the boat can be used again and people start again realised the important of River.

Bidayuh People Of Sarawak





Bidayuh is the collective name for several indigenous groups found in southern Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, that are broadly similar in language and culture (see also Issues below). The name "Bidayuh" means 'inhabitants of land'. Originally from the western part of Borneo, the collective name Land Dayaks was first used during the period of Rajah James Brooke, the White Rajah of Sarawak. They constitute one of the main indigenous groups in Sarawak and live in towns and villages around Kuching and Samarahan in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Related groups are also found in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan. In Sarawak, most of Bidayuh population are found within 40 km of the geographical area known as Greater Kuching, within the Kuching and Samarahan division. They are the second largest Dayak ethnic group in Sarawak after the Iban.

Location

Predominantly Bidayuh areas are: Lundu, Bau, Penrissen, Padawan, Siburan and Serian. Most of the Bidayuh villages can be found in the rural areas of Lundu, Bau, Padawan, Penrissen and Serian district. The area in which they live is mainly in the basin of the Sarawak River and hilly to mountainous forest, traditionally worked by rotational agriculture and hunting based around farms populated from parent villages situated on the hills for protection. Today, almost all the traditional longhouse-villages have been replaced by individual houses, by roads and there is some plantation agriculture and a reduced emphasis on the growing of hill-padi. Fruit trees, especially durian, remain important property markers. The distinctive architectural and cultural feature of the Bidayuh is the headhouse, now adopted as a symbol.

Language

In Sarawak there are generally said to be three main linguistic groupings (Biatah; Bau-Jagoi; Bukar-Sadong) but these can be broken down even beyond the list referenced below as most people can be distinguished by locals down to village level through smaller differences in vocabulary and intonation. Each area speak its own dialect:

  1. Lundu speak Jagoi, Salako & Lara
  2. Bratak, Singai, Krokong and Jagoi speak Singai-Jagoi
  3. Penrissen speak Bisitang
  4. Siburan vicinity speak Biatah
  5. Bidayuhs who live around Serian such as Tebekang, Mongkos, Tebedu to Tanjung Amo near the border of Kalimantan Indonesia speak Bukar-Sadong.
  6. Bidayuhs in Padawan speak several but related dialects like Bi-anah, Pinyawa, Braang, Bia', Bisepug & Emperoh/Bipuruh.

The dialects are not mutually intelligible and English or Malay are often used as common languages.

Language issues

The Serian Bidayuhs have a distinct dialect known as the Bukar-Sadong Bidayuh, which is not intelligible to Bidayuhs from other Districts. Here are some examples of the differences in the various dialects spoken in Serian, with their English and Malay equivalents. Also included are two Philippine languages, Kapampangan and Tagalog:

English Malay Bukar-Sadong Bau-Jagoi Siburan-Padawan Bra'ang-Pinyawa Lundu (Salako) Kapampangan Tagalog
Father Bapa Amang Sama Sama Sama' Apak, Bapak Ibpâ, (Bapa - Uncle) Amang, Ama
Mother Ibu Andĕ/ayang Sino Sinĕ Sin(d)o Inuk, Indok, Umak Indû Inang, Ina
Food makanan pima-an pinguman pimaan Pinguman Pamakanan Pamangan Pagkain
Rice nasi songkoi/sungkoi tubi tubi Tubi nasik nasi kanin
I aku aku oku Ěku aku aku aku/I-aku ako
You/thee kamu/anda amu/akam mu-u/ingan ku-u/kaam (K)u'u/ ka'am kau ika (sing.)/ikayu (pl.) ikaw

Religion & beliefs

Bidayuhs are traditionally animist, and vestiges of these beliefs still remain. The British colonial times (known as the Brooke family era) saw the arrival of Christian missionaries, bringing education and modern medicine. The great majority of Bidayuh are now Christians, majority of them being Roman Catholic.

Most Bidayuh villages have either a Roman Catholic or Anglican church or a mosque -- rarely more than one or the village would tend to split. The Biatah people, who live in the Kuching area, are Anglican, while the people of the Bau area are Catholic.

The Bidayuh of Bau have a unique tradition of hanging the bodies of the dead on trees and leaving them to rot away. The skeletons are left on trees as a reminder of the dead. The tradition is rarely done nowadays.

Salako & Lara people issues

Although classified as "Bidayuh" by the Malaysian government, the Salako and Lara culture have little resemblance to other Bidayuh groups and their oral tradition claim different descent and migration histories. Linguistically, the Salako belong to another language family tree which is of the Malayic-Dayak family (the same family as the Iban).[1] The Lara, although said to be more related to the Bidayuh (Jagoi-Singai), speak a language almost not mutually intelligible at all with the Bidayuh but belonged to the same language family tree which is the Land Dayak.[1] Even their customary rituals and rites differ from the other Bidayuhs (all Bidayuhs share almost the same ritual and customary rites).


Link : Wikipedia

The Long House Life


The Long House life is very simple,life seem flow slow here.doing odd job like fishing,farming and hunting.Eventhough these day many modern longhouse we can see in sarawak but in upper river and ulu area,thereis still traditional long house. Sadly now there is only more old Apai,Indai and Akik there because the younger generation now prefer to saty in Town area...