August 19, 2008
Mohamed Yahia & Sons has been a Borneo book specialist for over 30 years. It is going to the internet to market his books so that new and old customers can have access to the latest books on Borneo anywhere and anytime. At the same time anyone, anywhere and anytime can also promote their books on Borneo. It sells and buys any book on Borneo. It is conveniently located in Holiday Inn Hotel Kuching and can be reached by its website at http://mohdyahiasons.googlepages.com; telephone +6082 416928.
This company is also a licensed Money Changer that accepts major currencies and travellers' cheque.
August 17, 2008
This is Jason Brooke and a friend who came to say hello to Sarawak and I. Jason is the grandson of Anthony Brooke, so he is great grandnephew of Sir Vyner Brooke, the last white rajahs of Sarawak. This was his first trip to the former kingdom of his ancestors and was so happy to be able to see the people and the state in person after hearing and reading so much about them.
He was here for three weeks and managed to visit Simanggang the only royal district as Charles Brooke had his stint here for 10 years in the early 19th century. Later he visited Betong near by and Kapit in the Rejang.
If you have been following my postings, history of Sarawak is alive and kicking. Please give me hints and get your camera, or get your ticket an travel by Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia.
August 14, 2008
The Hustlers are really an adventurous family. Here they were crossing a rope bridge over prestine clear water of a river. The family had a great vacation travelling in Malaysia Airlines, cheap Air Asia and of course on foot in the rainforest jungle. Their advise is to travel light. They were also lucky this teacher and university professor has many students and friends around the world.
August 5, 2008
My VSO teacher, David Hustler, came back after 40 years with a wife and a son. One of the place they visited was the headhunters' trail, far in the interior of the rainforest connecting the ulu Limbang and Baram. The Kayans in the past crossed over from the Baram River to the Limbang River making headhunting raids. The route was then called Penarikan, from the Malay word tarik, to pull; in this case they pulled or rather dragged their longboats over the watershed. Here they have reached a longhouse along the way.