December 20, 2017

Baram Tales : Logging Roads in Sarawak

Logging is still going on in several parts of Sarawak. Roads get damaged nearer the towns.

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Heavy trucks of logs coming through small roads near Miri/Bintulu coastal road.
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Dusty ulu road in Sarawak, built by "company"
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"company lipan" building roads in the ulu. A typical scene in the 60's in Sarawak.

Old styles of logging in the past. Rails pulled logs in the traditional method 1960's.

Some photos to show you about logging in Sarawak Timber logging used to be flourishing business in the 50's through 90's. Today only some companies are doing logging. Logging roads opened up a lot of the interior, bringing people in the interior nearer to the towns and modernization.

Now it is considered a "sunset business".

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