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Festive Season

What is Gawai???

but a short one tho. I gonna make a series of more detailed Sarawak posts after my Sarawak Road trip post

Hehehe stay tune yo ^^ so….

Yes we non Dayaks also join in the fun and visits our friends or relatives (if we have any).


Rather than I explained via comics,


Here are 2 series of web films done by Petronas in conjunction of Kaamatan and Gawai in 2013. I really love these series from Petronas, it kinda like a brief summary on what Kaamatan and Gawai is about.

Do check out these vids on the Gawai celebration back in the longhouse.

(Click here to watch Sabah’s Kaamatan festival web series)

Kinda interesting right? Petronas really have done a good job here to promote the two big festivals of Sabah and Sarawak with these vids. They even documented some of the rituals. Many of these Dayak rituals kinda disappear with time without anyone to inherit from them.

I heard from an uncle during my last Gawai visit to Longhouse (read here if you have not about my trip back longhouse) that there’s a Gawai Eve festival called the Gawai Antu, it is where they celebrate for the dead. In one of the rituals, they will sing the song in reverse in order for those from the afterlife hear them. Awesome, right? Hehehe

Hmm maybe I should do some posts for the rituals or Dayak folktale I heard of. XD

Anyway, if you guys have any more things to ask, feel free to drop in the comment box; If there’s a need, I will create another post hehehe to explain and answer any Gawai related questions. I love sharing stuff about my Sarawak. hehehe

I can’t help out with Kaamatan part tho, as I’m also clueless. Hahaha They might seems alike but actually a bit different


in terms of how they celebrate them.  I also found out after watching Petronas vids hahaha.

Oh oh I think they are doing another for this year’s Kaamatan and Gawai.  > v < Can’t wait for them. Here’s the webfilm.

Link to their page

Okay lar..

Do comments or like or share and I will draw more Sarawak posts in future ya  ^ ^

It’s best to know about your country more right? hehehe

There are so many tales to tell.

One about these 2 Iban brothers where one of them turned into the King of Ghost.

Last but not least…

Gawai Longhouse Sarawak Trip

End of Gawai Trip at Semulong Ulu Longhouse Sarawak (Epi 7)




Answer is… it’s not who but why. hahaha XP


Nevertheless a big Thank you to the Newton family for the trip and the great hospitality.

I have experienced a lot of stuff that I will never had the chance to in the city.



especially the skill of bleeding tru eyes. hahaha

:: The end ::


By the way, do you guys prefer short or long posts?

Gawai Longhouse Sarawak Trip

Sweet Revenge at the Longhouse (Episode 5)

Episode 1, 2, 3, 4,

Previously on episode 4, a sagging boobs nanny wanna ‘peek’ me bath. XD

Actually, I didn’t bath there but had all my baths at the waterfall nearby. It’s actually the same thing, the only difference is everyone is bathing together which makes it less awkward.

The journey took around 10 minutes, through the forest and no, there’s no wooden path like the one in the photo.

The villagers use water from the top of the waterfall (not this small waterfall, there’s few levels up the hill) for their daily activities. I heard they gonna use it to generate electricity to the longhouse in near future.




back at the long house..after the bath

Revenge is sweet. 😀


Someone is making “Tumbok”..punched potato leaves? 😛

Our dining “table”.

Firewood for our “stove”

This is where we used to kill time during the evening before dinner.

We are warned to not stay near the river as there might be hungry crocodile around.

Sun setting. Time to head home.


:: Later that night ::

It will be my first time to sleep in a Longhouse. First thing, I noticed is..mosquitoes! Although, they closed all the windows and doors, a few of this fella managed to sneak in the house.

PA(Personal Assistant) Mel saw me blew a mosquito away instead of killing it and started questioning me. I lectured her bout my theory.. then suddenly..a bug land on her.

it turns out it’s not a Mosquitoes. OAO Poor firefly. More and more fireflies kept sneaking into the “house” after that and within minutes we have a Milky Way in the house.

Oh yea, they sleep early when there’s nothing to do. There’s no TV in the place we stayed.

To be continued..

Next on Longhouse trip.. I heard something last night?!!


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