February 23, 2011

Indigenous Farmers on the Highway of Sarawak

Travelling along the roads of Sarawak we can still see many Indigenous people walking along the roadsides . They are still carrying their back pack (baskets or bakul)...and occasionally they still carry their hunting guns.

Typical man or woman walking by the road side...walking stick in hand with parang and a basket at the back. A neat hat would complete the attire.

Many continue to be barefooted.

Sometimes these families are accompanied by their children.....would this girl have great aspirations in life and be the next Oprah Winfrey?


Uncle Lee said...

Hi Sarawakiana, I have always been fascinated with such scenes and it gives thoughts of comparisons of their lifestyles vs ours.
They lead simple, happy lives, less stress too.
Love that bag.....
Have a nice day, Lee.

Engineered wood floors said...

There is a vast difference between ours and their life style.All are looking so innocent.

Bengbeng said...

with education, they have a brighter future now

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi UncleLee
Yeah that is a lovely bag. This kind cannot be replaced by any plastic or leather bag for their functions. Some how rattan baskets are just so lasting and functional!! Thanks for visiting. The last few days Ihave not been reading friends' blogs as much as before.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Engineered wood floors...yes there is a vast difference indeed. It is not easy to claim lMalaysia in the real sense.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Thanks for dropping by...How are you?
Hope education can help the children like the good work in Ulu Lubai now....

Ann said...

great back packs. Where is the baby? In the basket or a wrap round sarong?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Yeah...very good and long lasting rattan basket which will reveal the tribal group...the baby would be left at home (looked after by older generation...)

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