Malaysia has a fine tradition of having festive visits among the racial groups. Through this sort of festive open-house practice, the harmonious relationships in this multi-racial nation is greatly enhanced.
In the past few years, we had organised several Gawai visits to Kg. Tutus. Located at the lower Batang Igan, Kg. Tutus is the home-village to a few of our Iban staff members. During those days, there was no access road to the place - the only means to reach there was by river transport.
We used to go by speed-boat and the journey took about 40 minutes.
Now the infrastructure has been greatly improved with a road accessible to Kg. Tutus, even though a major part of it is linked up by a plantation path.
This year's Gawai visit is still on our drawing-board.
The picture shows our DCM Tan Sri Afred Jabu being spotted swaying whilst performing a ngajat. (Picture:Philip Hii)