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This Penan-tribe boy lives in the Heart of Borneo (Kalimantan), a large forested area that is home to the Penan. He is growing up nomadic, the last of a generation. Like a number of subsistence farmers throughout the world, there is not much separation between work, life and play. Although some schooling is necessary for the Penan, it is important that their schooling is culturally appropriate.

This Penan-tribe boy lives in the Heart of Borneo (Kalimantan), a large forested area that is home to the Penan. He is growing up nomadic, the last of a generation. Like a number of subsistence farmers throughout the world, there is not much separation between work, life and play. Although some schooling is necessary for the Penan, it is important that their schooling is culturally appropriate.

Tan Wei Kheng

Tan Wei Kheng

1989: Nomadic Penan native with blowpipe, wispy beard and mustache. Belaga district, Sarawak, Borneo

1989: Nomadic Penan native with blowpipe, wispy beard and mustache. Belaga district, Sarawak, Borneo

Women of the various Kayan tribes identify themselves by their different form of dress. The Kayan Lahwi tribe are the most renowned as they wear ornaments known as neck rings, brass coils that are placed around the neck. The women wearing these coils are known as giraffe women to tourists. These coils are first applied to young girls when they are around five years old.  Each coil is replaced with longer coil, as the weight of the brass pushes the collar bone down and compresses the rib…

Women of the various Kayan tribes identify themselves by their different form of dress. The Kayan Lahwi tribe are the most renowned as they wear ornaments known as neck rings, brass coils that are placed around the neck. The women wearing these coils are known as giraffe women to tourists. These coils are first applied to young girls when they are around five years old. Each coil is replaced with longer coil, as the weight of the brass pushes the collar bone down and compresses the rib…

Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia.

Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia.

Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak.  #MalaysiaAus #AirAsia

Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak. #MalaysiaAus #AirAsia

"Climb amidst the limestone pinnacles of Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak. Trekking, caving and longboat safaris are all options in this national park." Borneo: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com

"Climb amidst the limestone pinnacles of Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak. Trekking, caving and longboat safaris are all options in this national park." Borneo: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com

The Kelabit Highlands In Malaysia Are Off The Beaten Path And Perfect For Hiking.

The Kelabit Highlands In Malaysia Are Off The Beaten Path And Perfect For Hiking.

1940 BORNEO Kelabit  Photo K-F-WONG

1940 BORNEO Kelabit Photo K-F-WONG

Kelabit lady of Borneo

Kelabit lady of Borneo