So go before the seascapes and landscapes change beyond recognition. But I do hope the wisdom and lifestyle of the people of Belawai will remain in the future. We are proud of their culture and lifestyle. Their true worth is God sent.
Patience is still in the heart of this old man.
Walking along the kampong road we met this lively old lady (who has cataracts)...she is well dressed and wearing the Melanau Tapao. Graceful as the wind!! And she is very helpful..answering our quesitons with grace and kindness.
Another Melanau lady who has been weaving Melanau songket since 1991. Some of the songket (sarongs) sell at RM20 000! Their business is so good that they can only take orders. No one can buy as a walk in customer.
Adam - cutting nipah palm for a living. And a helpful and enthusiastic person who taught us a lesson or two about nipah palms.
|A happy Melanau lady taking a rest - no prawns and fish today for drying and salting.....The hammock is a gift from her son....|