The Lekasi river flows between the villages of Long Malim P and Long Wat. Further upstream, these 2 villages jointly run a ‘tagang’ system of fish farming where selected fish species are reared in the shallow river and harvested once a year.
After the brief visit at the tagang site, we continued hiking for about 10min to the Lekasi waterfall. The river current was strong near the waterfall. Rock surface was very slippery. It was early morning and the water was cold. Not the best time to go for a swim.
Our guide Abong took the opportunity to teach us the use of plants as medicine. As he showed and explained the many types of plants around us, we video recorded it. Please check out our video above. Subscribe to Bombastic Borneo on Youtube so you will not miss out on our videos.
Abong cutting medical plants to show us
After Lekasi fall, we drove to Long Malim Kenyah which was about 30min away.
Long Malim Kenyah
Our first and last stop here was at the convenience store owned by a very friendly 80 year old lady. We ordered some cold canned drinks and had a good chat with her and her daughter in law (originally from Uma Bakah). She was quite a story teller, speaking in local Malay. We accepted her invitation to come up to her house to have a look at some old photos and documents. More stories and we found out that she was a spiritual healer, the power given to her by an angel!
The younger version of Madam Baun
Mdm Baun’s Guiness Award in 1985 for her community work.
It was fun listening to this lively 80 year old and before we could leave she insisted we had lunch. She apologized for having only fried fish. Despite being vegetarians, we politely obliged by eating just the white rice. The most difficult lunch of our lives. We thanked her nonetheless and bade her farewell. Please note that petrol and diesel are available here at her shop. Next…….Belaga