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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.
I taught English here for two years. It is a Government boarding school.
|School View 1
|School View 2
|Rice as a Staple
|Portrait of the artist as a Young Man
The town, seven miles from our school.
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
This was how you went places in the Second Division, if the people you wanted to see were not on the bus line.
|Ibans in Dugout
|Bales of Rubber
The Malays are sizable minorities in Sarawak. There is no way to explain an entire people in a few pictures.
Sibu was the city nearest to Saratok; I got there once or twice per school term.
|Wharf at Sibu
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.
|Riverboat at Sunset
This is the only picture here taken in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak.
|Sunset in Kuching