Monday, 27 April 2009

Open window to the future

After 10 days of intensive assignments, slide show reviews and talks, with 4 nights spent in the relative 'comfort' of the Nanga Sumpa longhouse and meeting its 28 families, we emerged from the heat and bug infested jungle of Batang Ai into the civility of the Kuching Hilton to debrief and unwind (hot showers!). Our host, Philip of Borneo Adventure prepared a sumptious dinner at his home for the group, after which we had a slideshow presentation of the Top 100 images of the week from each participant.

Our pilot workshop closed with farewells from the lobby of the Hilton this morning, only to return with a bigger workshop program for 2009/10 with some exciting venues being this space!


Tekkaus said...

Sounds like a pretty amazing trip! Bug-infested? You guys must have brought lots of "Mopiko"? Ha :D

svllee said...

It sure was! And thanks for your visit, Tekkaus. Are you Sarawakian?

Pak Idrus said...

Steven, should be a very interesting trip.

I love Sarawak. The best part of my career in the government service was the three and half years serving Sarawak. The whole state is a gem and the people are so wonderful and exceptional friendly.

BTW that image of the tingkap is alive. Have a nice day.

svllee said...

Dear Pak Idrus, thanks for your visit! You were in Sarawak for three and a half years! We had a very fruitful workshop, and the Iban longhouse community was very receptive to our photo group. We also witness one ritual which was interesting. The best part was travelling up river on the longboats through the thick jungle..magical