Initially it was a short holiday in Sabah, but the author fell quickly in
love with Borneo, and its people. Decided to learn more about local life-styles and
languages, he stayed and worked for a tour agency that organised extensive expeditions
through the whole of Borneo.
two years the author has been working on a voluntary basis at the only cultural village in
Sabah, and now he is back in the tour industry taking adventurous minds to the remotest
places of this beautiful and intriguing island. On his tours he gathers information on
traditions and other cultural aspects of the life of the local people.
Herman at email@example.com
Sabah, and Borneo in
general is being developed at a fast rate. People are adapting a modern, western-style
oriented life, unfortunately often at the cost of their cultural identity.
While development cannot
and should not be stopped, it is a pity that it should be at the loss of so much ancient
and proud history. By interviewing, collecting, and documenting the lives of the local
people I would like them to recognise the invaluable richness of their past, and incite
them to find a way of combining the ancient, proven lore with more recent and often
imported achievements and ideas.
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