The Fork

In Baram area, the Penan community can be categorized into 2 big groups – Penan Silat and Penan Selungo. The Penan Silat are originally from Silat river, some of them are still residing there and some had migrated to the lower area of Baram river […]

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The Misty Journey to the Forest

Remember my re-routed flight schedule to Miri due to the bad weather in my previous post? The flight were cancel due to bad weather at Long San so the team had to fly back to Miri. The team quickly sit down to discuss on a contigency […]

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Bakery in the Forest

Do you know that Long San had a bakery? I didn’t know about it until I stayed there during my research field trip to Long San. Apparently, the bakery supplied breads and buns to the primary and secondary schools as part of their RMT’s menu […]

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The ‘Helicopter’ Fruit

To some it may look weird and its a fruit to a species of a tree which is locally known as ‘Pokok Engkabang’ or ‘Engkabang Tree’. It has 4 or sometime 5 wing leaves and when it fall from its tree, it will spin. To the […]

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My Recent ‘Escape’ Teaser

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Long San, Here I Come

The next research field trip is to Long San, a Kenyah settlement which is located at the Baram area. It was believed that Long San might be the exact origin place of the Kenyahs based on few findings. A typical Kenyah longhouse will consist of a longhouse and unfortunately, few […]

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