Wednesday, December 16, 2009

the longhouse

In archeology and anthropology, a longhouse is a type of long, narrow, single-room building built by peoples in various parts of the world including Asia, Europe and North America.

Many were built from timber and often represent the earliest form of permanent structure in many cultures.

Picture illustrates The Scandinavian or Viking, Pacific Northwest Coast and Mnong of Vietnam longhouses, respectively.

Now, this replica of Borneo longhouse is located at Sabah Tea Garden, Nalapak about 20 mins ride from Ranau. For those who likes an adventures of exploring new things, they constructed this longhouse in such a way like 'an apartment' with 12 single rooms, also facilitated with mountain biking trail, horse riding paddock and campground (ok, mat salleh je yang ramai datang)

We just took a glance at the long house and here are some pictures to share.

I think it's very creative to hang the colorful fabrics up there. I remembered that my late nenek also done this to our small hut beside the paddy field or pondok rehat tepi bendang - very long, long time ago!

Surprisingly, the rooms aren't so bad! They look comfortable, well for RM50 per night.

Gongs form the backbone of most musical ensembles, found in all parts of the state and are highly valued. They are also used as bride wealth, for animistic religious ceremonies, signaling and during harvest festivals.

But I haven't thanked the man who leads the gong team for my wedding day, he died just a few days after, a very old man - lain kali cepat2 cakap terima kasih kepada orang.

This native basket is wakid , or sometimes I called it sisikud (maksudnya galas) We used this thing to carry stuff..normally in paddy field work very long time ago..masa saya kecil bersama nenek di kampung.

Such visit is like me cruising my childhood memory, tho this is my first time of seeing long house myself. Ntah, somehow macam teringat zaman dulu2. Oh yes, did you know that CTea is manufactured in Nalapak? sedap teh nya. I'm a tea fan.


Prasasti Seni =P

p/s this is an auto published entry.

6 comments:

Shikhin Ishak said...

aku pun penah masuk longhouse tp yg kat sarawak..sama ke?macam apartment ja kan longhouse,cuma apartment takde la kain2 kat atas macam tu,menarik je pulak..

Ernie Khairina said...

longhouse pertama aku pegi rasanya kat Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta..huhu nanti ko gi la =)

Aida The Pink Goddess said...

sedap tu ctea! ehe

Ernie Khairina said...

aida,
perisa geranium sgt sedap kalo campur susu..=)

Shikhin Ishak said...

wah ko dah pegi TMII,aku dah banyak kali lalu situ tp laki aku taknak singgah,dia kata macam poyo je nak gi jalan2 tempat camtu.dia tak tau ke bini dia ni pelancong.hish.

Ernie Khairina said...

shikin,
mestila aku pegi tempat2 tu dulu..kan feveret aku. tapi kalo ko g sana ko akan terpegun sebab bersungguh2 nye derang 'pelihara' warisan derang..hmm semangat tak aku?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

the longhouse

In archeology and anthropology, a longhouse is a type of long, narrow, single-room building built by peoples in various parts of the world including Asia, Europe and North America.

Many were built from timber and often represent the earliest form of permanent structure in many cultures.

Picture illustrates The Scandinavian or Viking, Pacific Northwest Coast and Mnong of Vietnam longhouses, respectively.

Now, this replica of Borneo longhouse is located at Sabah Tea Garden, Nalapak about 20 mins ride from Ranau. For those who likes an adventures of exploring new things, they constructed this longhouse in such a way like 'an apartment' with 12 single rooms, also facilitated with mountain biking trail, horse riding paddock and campground (ok, mat salleh je yang ramai datang)

We just took a glance at the long house and here are some pictures to share.

I think it's very creative to hang the colorful fabrics up there. I remembered that my late nenek also done this to our small hut beside the paddy field or pondok rehat tepi bendang - very long, long time ago!

Surprisingly, the rooms aren't so bad! They look comfortable, well for RM50 per night.

Gongs form the backbone of most musical ensembles, found in all parts of the state and are highly valued. They are also used as bride wealth, for animistic religious ceremonies, signaling and during harvest festivals.

But I haven't thanked the man who leads the gong team for my wedding day, he died just a few days after, a very old man - lain kali cepat2 cakap terima kasih kepada orang.

This native basket is wakid , or sometimes I called it sisikud (maksudnya galas) We used this thing to carry stuff..normally in paddy field work very long time ago..masa saya kecil bersama nenek di kampung.

Such visit is like me cruising my childhood memory, tho this is my first time of seeing long house myself. Ntah, somehow macam teringat zaman dulu2. Oh yes, did you know that CTea is manufactured in Nalapak? sedap teh nya. I'm a tea fan.


Prasasti Seni =P

p/s this is an auto published entry.

6 comments:

Shikhin Ishak said...

aku pun penah masuk longhouse tp yg kat sarawak..sama ke?macam apartment ja kan longhouse,cuma apartment takde la kain2 kat atas macam tu,menarik je pulak..

Ernie Khairina said...

longhouse pertama aku pegi rasanya kat Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta..huhu nanti ko gi la =)

Aida The Pink Goddess said...

sedap tu ctea! ehe

Ernie Khairina said...

aida,
perisa geranium sgt sedap kalo campur susu..=)

Shikhin Ishak said...

wah ko dah pegi TMII,aku dah banyak kali lalu situ tp laki aku taknak singgah,dia kata macam poyo je nak gi jalan2 tempat camtu.dia tak tau ke bini dia ni pelancong.hish.

Ernie Khairina said...

shikin,
mestila aku pegi tempat2 tu dulu..kan feveret aku. tapi kalo ko g sana ko akan terpegun sebab bersungguh2 nye derang 'pelihara' warisan derang..hmm semangat tak aku?