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There is a navigation bar at the bottom of this page. I also have a section devoted to Peace Corps Stories, which has some Sarawak links and some Peace Corps links.

There are 34 pictures here, 3 from Bario, 2 from my major trip. I have 42 pictures from Bario and 15 from the hike on my Webshots Gallery.

Government Secondary School, Saratok

I taught English here for two years. It is a Government boarding school.

School View 1 School View 2 Open Classroom
School View 1 School View 2 Open Classroom
 
Rice as a Staple Student Dorm Artist as a Young Man
Rice as a Staple Student Dorm Portrait of the artist as a Young Man

Saratok, Sarawak

The town, seven miles from our school.

Saratok Town Penny Candy  
Saratok Town Penny Candy  

Ibans

Ibans (EE-bahns) were the predominant racial group in Saratok. European anthropologists called them "Dayaks" or "Sea Dayaks". Many of them practiced slash-and-burn agriculture. Their children went to GSS Saratok.

Front of a Longhouse Back of a Longhouse Main Hall - Ruai
Front of a Longhouse Back of a Longhouse Main Hall - Ruai
 
Skulls Another Ruai Getting Tattooed
Skulls Another Ruai Getting Tattooed
 
Iban maiden Uncomfortable Ibans  
Iban maiden Uncomfortable Ibans  

Going Upriver

This was how you went places in the Second Division, if the people you wanted to see were not on the bus line.

Going Upriver River Scene Ibans in Dugout
Going Upriver River Scene Ibans in Dugout
 
Town Wharf Bales of Rubber Small Town
Town Wharf Bales of Rubber Small Town

The Malays

The Malays are sizable minorities in Sarawak. There is no way to explain an entire people in a few pictures.

Malay House Malay Ladies  
Malay House Malay Ladies  

Sibu

Sibu was the city nearest to Saratok; I got there once or twice per school term.

Express Launch Wharf at Sibu Fruit Vendor
Express Launch Wharf at Sibu Fruit Vendor

Bario

I flew to Bario, in the Kelabit Highlands, on the break between the 1971 and 1972 school years. After a very pleasant stay I walked through the jungle for eight days to Lioh Matoh, where the Baram River becomes navigable. Then I took a longboat to Marudi. The trip was the high point of my two years in Sarawak.

Kelabit Elder Rice Fields Kelabit Lady
Kelabit Elder Rice Fields Kelabit Lady
 
Kelabit Dancers A Punan Riverboat at Sunset
Kelabit Dancers A Punan Riverboat at Sunset

Sunset

This is the only picture here taken in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak.

  Sunset in Kuching  
  Sunset in Kuching  




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