Borneo Legends & Myths
The Mountain or hill is a sacred place for most indigenous peoples of
Borneo, especially among the Kadazandusuns of Sabah, and the Dayaks of Sarawak and
Kalimantan. This is where their ancestors (and thus, they themselves) originated
from, and this is the same place where they will go in the after-life. For this reason,
these indigenous people are also often refer to as "orang gunung" or
"hill people" or sometimes "people from the mountain". The
legendary belief is that the mountain is like their "Heaven" or
"Nirvana", the basis for their 'temporary' existence in the present world.
For similar reason, e-Borneo.com has adopted
the mountain (i.e., Mount Kinabalu) as part of our first logo to symbolically represent
the 'starting point' of an Electronic Borneo, one that is electronically connected to the
world wide web.
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