Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gawai Visits - Flashbacks

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)

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