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Australian Travel Journalist visits the Dayak
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The article was posted about a week ago, sorry, I forgot to post them up :) It's aboout an Australian travel journalist, John Swords, invited as a guest of Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines.

His story was amazing, read them here, it also have a collection of 5 very beautiful photos of the Dayaks.

Dining With Dayak Headhunters

Posted on: 2006/8/17 8:01
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The Dayaks from Sarawak, is probably the most amazing culture you can find anywhere in Malaysia. Trust me, although I am a bit of racist when it comes to Malaysian, but this is the only race that I respect. Don't get me wrong, I have a fair few connections and friends of this race, and I treat them with equality, sorry about the rest though :p

But it is sad to see that the only thing left with them is the last of the last generation of the Dayaks Headhunters. I hope more and more overseas journalist will write journals or articles about their herritage and culture and history, so that it will not diminished only in Malaysia.

Posted on: 2006/8/17 8:06
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a very good article to read.

Posted on: 2006/8/17 13:16
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Even the Australians have visited the Dayaks. How about our very own local community? I don't even have the chance to visit any longhouses here yet.

Posted on: 2006/8/17 16:38
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I did, when I was 9 years old. I had to do the ceremony, throwing of the rice, and then pour the tuak/drink it I can't remember. Then I saw the skulls hanging on the poles across the long house, which I wasn't afraid but thought it was unique, then we learnt how to grind the rice with the traditional wood twisting tools, and more drinking (i didn't drink)

I suggest you all should plan a trip with your family members and other relatives, go in groups before all their culture vanished

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