The trekking combines upriver travel, jungle trekking, caving the show caves and overnight stay at an Iban longhouse. The trail itself follows the route taken by Kayan headhunting parties who paddled up and trekking to where they launched headhunting raids against the people of the Limbang area. Headhunter’s Trail can also be done in reverse, starting from Limbang and ending up at the Park HQ.
Tucked away in the foothills of Mt. Santubong at Damai Beach, Sarawak Cutural Village is also known as the 'Living Museum.' On this 4-hour tour from Kuching, visit the village, where you can see houses built by the different people of Sarawak—Orang Ulu, Bidayuh, Iban, and Melanau—as well as Chinese and Malay houses. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
Immerse yourself in the traditional Sarawak lifestyle on this 2-day private cultural tour from Kuching to the village of Batang Ai. With a private guide, visit a Ukom longhouse (a typical Malaysian house built on stilts and shared by families) and meet native Iban people, original inhabitants of the island of Borneo. See another side of Malaysia as you discover their indigenous way of life. Learn about how they reconcile native customs with modern-day conveniences, like electricity and the internet, and spend the night in a village guesthouse!
Miri is a town that is oil built. Before the discovery of oil, Miri consisted of a few strangling huts by a black river. Local residence were aware of the special nature of the greasy sludge that oozed from the ground here and there; with due caution it could be used as lighting fuel.Today, Miri is a prosperous city with a population of more than 300,000 which comprises of Malay, Chinese, Iban, Orang Ulu, Melanau, Bidayuh, with quite a sprinkling of expatriates happily living in harmony. Miri is also known as Northern Gateway to Sarawak. Explore the most out of this prosperous city in this one day trip, with the choice of self-exploration or guided tour. Visit the main attractions in Miri such as the Grand Old Lady, Tamu Muhibbah and shopping spree for the shopping fanatics!
This research considers the benefits and disbenefits of ecotourism development in Brunei Darussalam, derived from the economic, social and cultural impacts, as described and experienced by Iban and Dusun communities in selected villages at Ulu Temburong National Park and Merimbun Heritage Park, the influence of ecotourism on their traditional resource use, and their involvement in the planning and decision-making process. The impacts of tourism on local people have been studied in developing and developed countries, but the impacts of ecotourism development in national parks have not been commonly researched in a holistic approach, such that they often lack the positive aspects, notably for the socio-cultural dimension. The researcher develops a conceptual model of sustainability in ecotourism that fulfils some of the specifications established by Budowski (1976) and Valentine (1997), which establishes the symbiotic relationship of local communities in ecotourism represented by the benefits that local communities can acquire.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sacred Heart High School is a secondary school in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia. There is another school with the same name at Penang, Malaysia. Sibu is an inland town, and the capital of Sibu District (229.8 square kilometers) in Sibu Division, Sarawak, east Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Rajang and Igan Rivers, some 60 kilometers from the ocean. The population is dominated by Chinese especially the Fuzhou as well as indigenous Melanau, Malay, and Iban. The district population (per year 2009 census) is 264,000.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mount Santubong is a mountain in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is located about 35 km north of the state capital Kuching. On a clear day, it can be seen from Kuching. The mountain and its surrounding area is a popular tourist attraction. According to the Encyclopaedia of Iban Studies the original inhabitants of Santubong were the Iban. Si-antu-ubong means 'spirit boat' in the Iban language. Antu is hantu in Malay which means spirit or ghost.
Many of the world's 7000 documented language groups are endangered due to falling rates of language and culture transmission from one generation to the next. Some endangered language groups have been the focus of efforts to reverse patterns of linguistic and cultural loss, with variable success. This book presents case studies of endangered language groups from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific (including Bisu, Iban, Iquito, Quechua, Wawa, Yi and sign languages) and of their associated knowledge and belief systems, to highlight the importance of preserving linguistic and cultural diversity. Issues of identity and pride emerge within the book, alongside discussion of language and culture policy.
'Theoretically rich, yet written in clear and effective prose, this book brings the best of ethnography--narrative explication, deep cultural context, and informant-generated knowledge--to the study of social media. In the best ethnographic tradition, it presents complexity rather than reductively erasing place, people, and politics. It is long overdue and should be widely read as an important contribution from media anthropology to the wider field of digital media research.' · Mark Pedelty, University of Minnesota 'This is a very strong contribution to media anthropology [that] will quickly stimulate a spate of innovative research on the Internet because it provides conceptual tools that open new avenues of study. The key idea, 'the field of residential affairs,' is very rich, and I particularly like the way Postill connects this new area of anthropology (internet studies) to the classic works of the Manchester School.' · Andrew Arno, University of Hawai'i '[A] very interesting case study of the intersection of online activities and offline contexts in relation to political organization and community activism in suburban Malaysia.' · Leighton C. Peterson, Miami University Internet activism is playing a crucial role in the democratic reform happening across many parts of Southeast Asia. Focusing on Subang Jaya, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, this study offers an in-depth examination of the workings of the Internet at the local level. In fact, Subang Jaya is regarded as Malaysia's electronic governance laboratory. The author explores its field of residential affairs, a digitally mediated social field in which residents, civil servants, politicians, online journalists and other social agents struggle over how the locality is to be governed at the dawn of the 'Information Era'. Drawing on the field theories of both Pierre Bourdieu and the Manchester School of political anthropology, this study challenges the unquestioned predominance of 'network' and 'community' as the two key sociation concepts in contemporary Internet studies. The analysis extends field theory in four new directions, namely the complex articulations between personal networking and social fields, the uneven diffusion and circulation of new field technologies and contents, intra- and inter-field political crises, and the emergence of new forms of residential sociality. John Postill is Senior Lecturer in Media at Sheffield Hallam University and a Fellow of the Digital Anthropology Programme, University College London (UCL). He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCL and is the author of Media and Nation Building (Berghahn 2006), based on fieldwork among the Iban of Borneo, and coeditor of Theorising Media and Practice (Berghahn 2010).