Sunday, May 29, 2011

第3粒榴槤與長椅  the bench chair and the 3rd durian

 Pakan's logo is a durian. this is the 3rd durian you can find in Sarawak, the other are Serian in Kuching, and Durin in Sibu. 砂拉越的地標,至今發現三粒榴槤,這一粒是在巴干.其他兩粒是在西連和如仙.
 long bench chairs, are typical in many small rural villages and towns in Sarawak. 在砂拉越的許多小鎮,商店前的長椅,是一項歷史的留痕.

2011年的達雅節 Gawai Dayak of 2011

 crowded express boat going up river. 前往上游的快艇坐滿了人.
 crowded bus stop, waiting for buses. 搭客在空蕩蕩的巴士車站等候.
at the express boat terminal in Sibu. 詩巫快艇碼頭前的熱鬧情景.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

simple life in Julau before GAWAI 達雅節前夕的如樓

 this year (2011), before GAWAI, we pay a visit to Julau, a small town along the Kanowit river, which itself is a tributary of the Rajang river. along the shops corridor, piles of rubber sheet were laid on the ground for transport to main town for sell. 如樓,距離詩巫約60公里,是拉讓江上的一座小鎮.一大堆樹膠片置放在商店前,等待運往外地出售.
 traditional shop corridor, where long bench chairs for travellers to sit and rest for a while. 商店前五腳基排著長椅,供路人休息.這是小地方常可見到的景觀.
 an old shop block. 如樓一間商店.
 Chang Yi talk to the shop owner. this is the first time ever, she has been there, naturally, every thing is fresh and interesting. 如樓華人店主與張怡聊起來.這是她生平第一次到如樓,好可憐,跑了大半個地球,如樓竟然沒去過...
 stairs to the lower part of the river bank. 高高長長的木梯,通向河岸.
 a photo for the album. 張怡沒見過巴士車,要拍張照留念.
 Foochow noodle were cheaper in Julau. 如樓的”乾盤”好便宜.
this is pepper seeds. 這是胡椒.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

all the nice foods in a fishing village 漁村的美食

 in the small fishing village of Belawai, foods are just sooooo nice, so tasty. enjoy a simple meal in this place, is worthy of the hour long trip, which is about 100km from Sibu.
距離詩巫約百公里之外的海口漁村,享受一頓超級美食,肯定值回路程.下一回,別忘了到布拉威去享受一頓海鮮美食.別處找不到的哦....






Wednesday, May 18, 2011

漁村人滿為患 traffic jam in fishing village

 nobody will believe this is happening in Belawai, a remote fishing village along the beach of South China Sea, at the coastal shore of Sarawak---traffic jam actually happens in the small road of the village. road leading from Sibu open up a wide scope for Belawai and the surrounding villages, for now on, cars can come any time into their homes. only hope that the simple village life would not change overnight, which is why people keep coming, enjoy a little while outside of busy towns and cities.
沒有人會料到吧,布拉威也會出現車輛排長龍的事....這就是發展帶來的壞處.一個遠離城市的沿南中國海漁村,它的小甘榜路,居然會擠滿車輛.希望人們不要太過興奮,通通湧到這些漁村,真的將它當做是自己家的「后院」,兩下兩下就跑下去,這里看看,那里買一點東西!!!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

犀鳥鄉之旅 多姿采 Sarawak calendar of events

砂拉越各地,一年到晚都有節慶活動.
whole year round, lots of activities in and around Sarawak awaiting visitors to take part. many are traditional festivals and customs, life styles of different races, and their cultures. get all the information from Ministry of Tourism and Heritage, Sarawak, at www.minth,sarawak.gov.my

在砂拉越各地旅遊,或者說,在砂拉越,沙巴,以及整個婆羅洲島旅遊,現在都比過去任何時候來得更加方便和輕鬆.
一方面,除了是因為航空站點更加多,航班也很充足之外,就是不再只靠水路來來往往於這些地方.更好的陸路連接,更方便的行程時間安排,可以說,開展了更廣闊的天空,讓喜好旅遊和攝影的朋友,輕輕鬆鬆,快快樂樂的啟程.
婆羅洲島還包括印尼的加里曼丹,以及沙巴各地,這兩個地區的旅遊景點,或旅遊節目,都比較需要花更多時間去查.不過,最低限度,在這里可以向各位介紹一下砂拉越這個犀鳥之鄉,各地的旅遊節目時間表.
2011年的犀島鄉旅遊活動,分為重點旅遊節目(10項),城市節慶(24項),體育節目(18項),自然與文化活動(12項)等等共,以及各民族共慶的華人新年,達雅節,開齋節,聖誕節的慶祝活動.

重點旅遊節目

→》23/4-1/5:沐膠祭海節 Mukah KAUL Festival--這是砂拉越中區沿海居住的馬蘭諾民族,依海維生的人對大海的感恩,並藉此潔淨自己,追求更美好的生活.
主辦單位:沐膠省公署
負責人:Mr. Khairul Nizam Morshidi
聯絡電話:084-872596,傳真:084-873408

沐膠祭海節,近年來越辦越出色.陸路交通的全面提升,料今年的這項節慶活動較諸往年將更加熱鬧.
→》12-15/5:國際婆羅洲爵士音樂節 Borneo Jazz Festival--美里市舉辦.來自本區和國際的爵士音樂人士將參與其盛.
主辦單位:砂拉越旅遊局
聯絡電話:085-434181,傳真:085-434179
電郵:info@jazzborneo.com 網址:www.jazzborneo.com

→》31/5-2/6:倫巴旺族節慶Pesta Irau Aco Lun Bawang--砂拉越最北部地區,老越Lawas
倫巴旺族人民的豐收慶祝,同時展示他們的獨特竹樂及其他樂器.
主辦單位:砂拉越倫巴旺協會
負責人:Mr. Jerry
聯絡電話:019-8859455/ 019-8154557
傳真:085-283062
電郵:plbs2007@tm.net.my

林夢的這項古老水牛節比賽,是一項很有民族色彩的原始活動.
→》3-5/6:林夢賽牛節Buffalo Race Festival--林夢甘榜達瑙(Kampung Batu Danau)舉行.這是當地比沙雅Bisaya馬來族的一項慶典.水牛是他們賴以維生的稻田良伴,因此這是一項人類以其生活伙伴的慶祝活動,在草地上舉行賽牛.
主辦單位:砂拉越比沙雅協會
負責人:Mr. Antonio Kahti Galis
聯絡電話:085-433439/ 019-8852705
傳真:085-415486
電郵:kahti61@miricouncil.gov.my

→》8-10/7: 國際雨林音樂節Rainforest World Music Festival--在古晉附近的山都望「砂拉越文化村」舉行.來自世界各國的著名音樂人齊聚的盛會,一項至今為止,砂拉越舉辦的最成功世界級音樂饗宴.
主辦單位:砂拉越旅遊局
聯絡電話:082-423600,傳真:082-416700
網址:www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com

→》15-24/7: 婆羅洲文化節Borneo Cultural Festival--由詩巫市議會舉辦,砂拉越中區詩巫市最盛大的文化節慶活動.
主辦單位:詩巫市議會Sibu Municipal
Council
聯絡電話:084-333411,傳真:084-320240
電郵:www.smc.gov.my
網址:www.borneoculturalfestival.com

上面這個節目在最後一分鐘,政治原因被取消
(the above event is abolished due to political reasons)

→》15-23/7:第8屆婆羅洲國際風帆節8th Borneo International Yachting Challenge 2011--在砂拉越北部城市美里海濱舉行的常年風帆盛會.
主辦單位:美里風帆俱樂部/美里市政廳
聯絡電話:085-423033,傳真:085-417249
納閩機構Labuan Corporation( Dept. of Tourism, Culture & Art) 電話:087-408744 傳真:087-426585
沙巴旅遊局 電話:088-212121 傳真:088-265540 網址:www.borneoculturalfestival.com

→》16-18/9:砂拉越賽船盛會Sarawak Regatta--在砂拉越首府古晉的砂拉越河舉行.這項常年盛會,最能吸引各地遊人前來參與和共享最古老的犀鳥鄉傳統水上節慶活動.
主辦單位:古晉省公署
聯絡電話:082-422263,傳真:082-244435
網址:www.sarawakregatta.com

→》22-25/9:婆羅洲國際風箏節Borneo International Kite Festival Bintulu.這是一項很受歡迎的國際盛事.來自世界各地的老少玩童,大家齊聚在民都魯舊飛機場跑道上,快快樂樂的玩起各式各樣風箏來.
主辦單位:民都魯發展局Bintulu Development Authority
負責人:Mr. Mohd. Ansari
聯絡電話:086-332011,傳真:086-33009, 332255
電郵:ansari@bda.gov.my
網址:www.bda.gov.my/ www.borneokite.com

→》7-9/10:婆羅洲國際串珠大會Borneo International Beads Conference--這項在美里舉行的大會,是一項嚴謹的會議,商討串珠的議題,以及各項相關研討會.
主辦單位:Crafthub Sdn.Bhd.
負責人:Mdm Heidi Munan
聯絡電話:012-2762737
電郵:muheidi@pc.jaring.my
網址:www.crafthub.com.my

城市和市中心節慶

15-21/5:民丹莪桔子節Pesta Limau Bintangor
1-31/5:美里節Miri May Fest
20/5:美里城市日慶典Miri City Day Celebration
5月:三馬拉漢節Pesta Samarahan,三馬拉漢賽船Regatta Samarahan
5月:木中省實芭荷的「烘魚節」Pesta Ikan Buntal
6月:達叻Karnival Balau, Dalat
6月:新巫瑤節Pesta Sebuyau
16-18/7:倫樂和三馬丹節Lundu dan Sematan Festival
8月:古晉節Kuching Festival
1-30/8:詩巫齋戒月市場Bazaar Ramadan, Sibu
3-7/8:泗里街黃梨節Pesta Nanas Sarikei
3-5/9:巴甘節Pesta Pakan
15-16/9:打必祿節Pesta Tebedu
10月:Krian水上節慶Pesta Air Sungai Krian
10月:武吉馬斯日Hari Bukit Mas
5/11:古晉紀念日Memorial Day, Kuching
10/12:美里聖誕節遊行Miri City Christmas Parade
17/12:詩巫聖誕節遊行Sibu Christmas Parade
12月:實文然榴槤節Pesta Durian Simunjan
另外,也將有林夢節Pesta Limbang,和林夢美達密節Pesta Mdeamit將展開.

體育和自然文化節目 

在全砂各地,與體育相關的活動,包括了水上木划比賽,小型電單車賽,南洋武術節,詩巫石山公園競跑,美里腳車節,四輪驅動車婆羅洲探險之旅,沙頓河木划賽,加帛氣艇比賽,婆羅洲高原巴達旺挑戰自然賽,美里舉行婆羅洲捷兔活動,峇南賽船,石隆門碧湖節慶,三馬丹山路腳車耐力賽,達叻賽船,杜魯山木划賽等等.

內陸地區,很多水上慶典活動.

與文化和自然的旅遊項目,包括了巴卡拉蘭蘋果節,斯里阿曼夢娜節,古晉大伯公節,古晉世界豐收節,木中達雅豐收節,古晉Redeem少數民族豐收節,古晉婆羅洲高原大自然色彩活動,詩巫燈籠節,古晉敦朱加大廈的紋身大會,古晉中秋節慶典,婆羅洲高原尋鳥節,三馬拉漢水果節等等.
多采多姿的旅遊節慶和節目,令人眼花撩亂.如果你深感興趣,不要忘了,到相關網站去查看和了解:www.minth.sarawak.gov.my,或www.sarawaktourism.com

斯里阿曼的「夢娜節」,是大自然的一種呈現,吸引了眾多遊人觀看.
婆羅洲高原,座落在古晉近郊,地勢高,氣候涼爽,近年來更每年舉辦回到大自然活動.

Kuala Rajang Songket factory 瓜拉拉讓傳統織布廠

 這間於1991年創設的傳統織布廠,員工20多人,但是一個月才只能夠織出差不多7疋的布,手工繁雜,製成不易,每疋價錢由Rm750起,到整萬令吉都有,視布疋的製作花樣和困難而定.通常是外來到當地參觀後才訂購.它並不出產現貨出售.
this "Tenunan Songket" traditional cloth producing factory is situated in Kuala Rajang, a small fishing village along the way between Tanjung Manis and Belawai, another fishing village no far away. this factory was only established in 1991, and the cloths they produce, are mainly from direct order, those who visit them and make the order.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

南卡美鑾樹下等待的母親 mothers waiting under the trees at Nanga Meluan

這些母親和她們的孩子,坐在樹下的枯樹幹上,等待接孩回家.南卡美鑾政府小學的學童,一般上都是寄宿在學校.每兩個星期才回家一次.母親和其他家長們,都會依時來到校門外,等待接孩子回家,許多都是乘坐長舟返回無陸路可通的河流上下游地區.
mothers of school children, waiting under the trees, sitting on tree trunk. they are to bring home their child every fortnight, most of the children are boarding in the school.

Tanjung Manis Airport 丹章馬尼飛機場

丹章馬尼有飛機場?這是匪夷所思的事,沒有多少人的海口區,竟然有飛機場.天天有飛機嗎?當然有,只從古晉來回丹章馬尼,早上7點25分,古晉起飛,8點抵達.8點15分由丹章馬尼起飛,8點50分抵達古晉.一趟是35分鐘.價錢呢,一趟是Rm59,加稅Rm24,合共Rm83.來去都是一樣價錢.
 can you believe that Tanjung Manis has airport? many will be surprise, not much people living in that part of the seaside, yet MASwings is flying daily, 7:25am from Kuching to Tanjung Manis, arriving at 8am. flying back to Kuching at 8:15am, arriving at 8:50am. the price? each way the same, Rm59, plus tax Rm24, total Rm83.

villager of Nanga Entabai 南卡恩達拜河邊的村婦

Kubu Brooke of Nanga Meluan 南卡美鑾的布律克古堡

Sunday, May 8, 2011

蝦乾 smoked prawns

 Rm60, or even less, per kilogram of smoked prawns of Belawai, a coastal fishing village in the central of Sarawak. this is prawn season, fisherman caught lots and lots of prawns, so, go to Belawai, and buy yourself cheaper than usual of fishes and prawn. 砂拉越沿海漁村布拉威,魚蝦盛產的季節,捕獲大量蝦隻,當地人忙著製作蝦乾或”蝦米”,每公斤Rm60.比市場上買的便宜至少20令吉.而且又很新鮮.自己去那里買吧.交通方便.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

nice food of Mukah 沐膠美食

 it's really delicious, all these food made in Mukah. fish cracker, prawn cracker, shrimp, sago pearls, snack... 這些沐膠美味小食,都是可口的食品.有到沐膠一遊,不要吝嗇,怎樣都要買一些帶回家.不買...肯定會後悔的.