12/15/2019

Beautiful Sarawak natives

These are some of the cultural dancers at the Sarawak Cultural Village that I took during my recent trips. Will post more over the next few Sundays for your viewing pleasure. It would be a pity if such beautiful and rich cultural heritage and legacies would to be replaced and covered up by black cloths from the Middle East.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Definitely more pretty than Ho Jinx.

Anonymous said...

《It would be a pity if such beautiful and rich cultural heritage and legacies would to be replaced and covered up by black cloths from the Middle East.》

Or even worse.
By liars I mean politicians, dressed in white uniforms.

Anonymous said...

Hi 9.15am

Who is Ho Jinx?

Do you mean that woman who goes in slippers to international official function?

The Sarawak dancers are truly magnificent.

Anonymous said...

They are the Iban tribes. Also the Dayaks who are fiercer & live further within Borneo island. And no lah ... these are not the normal clothing they wear. It's like expecting all chinese to wear cheongsams & qipaos.

At least one thing good about the former British colonial govt is they allow much of these native tribes to continue their culture & lifestyle while accepting them as part of the colonial population. Quite a number of Ibans served in British army as scouts & trackers.

Under the mat govt a lot of the native peoples have been forced to be islamised in order to receive financial & healthcare aid, as well as get govt jobs. And also the central govt programs & incentives to encourage more malay muslim people to migrate to & populate east m'sia. Bit like Xinjiang but in reverse.

Anonymous said...

Yes.

Anonymous said...

Ya pretty but u must not forget that they are headhunters. So if u kena their beauty you skull may be one of those displayed there

Anonymous said...

The jinxed whore of Singapore.

Anonymous said...

Dayaks are the headhunters. Those in the pics are Ibans.

In the 18th and early 19th centuries (maybe up to 1920s), British colonial administrators posted to Borneo had a sweet deal --- they could take 1 of the Iban girls as their mistress. The aim was to be able to quickly learn their language & culture so make it easier to communicate & govern the tribes and villages.

Anonymous said...

Oops sorry should be 19th and early 20th centuries...

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