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Transborder Kampung Gumbang – Kadek joint Gawai

Location : Dusun Betung, Desa Tangguh, Kecamatan Siding, Kabupaten Bengkayang, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia.

We had been waiting all year for this event and on the 7th June 2017 we finally gathered at Kampung Gumbang at 8am for the start of the 3.5hrs hike into Siding district of Kalimantan Barat. The target twinning village this time was Kampung Kadek in Desa Tangguh a further 20min drive away from the nearest village in Siding. The jungle trail was in a lot worse condition than anticipated and now made redundant by the new road from Siding to Jagoi Babang. Most Siding villagers have chosen to trade at Serikin rather than at Gumbang. With zero maintenance the bridges were either missing or rotting away. The 30 strong group consisted of mostly seasoned participants, an Englishman James and sister team, new and younger faces of Gumbang, 2 West Malaysian Chinese, a local Malay and Kenyah. This transborder event seemed to have attracted more outsiders and foreigners.

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Group photo in Kampung Gumbang before the hike

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Getting ready for the final ritual at the border peg before going into Siding

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First of several pitstops

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Meng from Serian and Chong from KL joining us for the first time

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What used to be a nice looking bridge

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That’s what friends are for, Meng & Chong

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Every hike claims a victim of cramps which I will have to attend to

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Downhill walk from Gunung Angas

After 3.5hrs we exited Gunung Angas and led by Indonesian security personnel we continued our hike down the new dirt road to Siding village where we would be driven by 4×4 vehicles to Kadek. Two of us chose to take the ojek ride at RM20 each while James and sis tried walking there but was given a lift half way there. It was not easy walking under the hot sun on a dusty dirt road.

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Indonesian Police taking of guests’ security

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Siding village

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Double cabin ride to Kadek from Siding

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We chose the ojek ride

As soon as everyone arrived at the temporary shed about 400m away from Kadek, Gumbang villagers immediately changed to their traditional red attire for the welcoming ritual.

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Anointment

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Gumbang delegates

Soon gong sounded from the baruk and the hosts consisting of about 50 came marching up the slope wielding their machetes and yelling their war cries but for a friendly reason.

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Kampung Kadek, Desa Tangguh

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As usual, chicken and puppy was slaughtered before ladies of Kadek offered rice/palm wine and sticky rice to their guests. The same happy atmosphere happened in Gumbang in 2016.

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Penang guy enjoying the pampering by Kadek ladies

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Come, don’t be shy….it’s only ijok

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Many fell for that smile and got destroyed by the bottle

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Through the years I have witnessed the same reciprocal celebrations with Gumbang twinning with Sebujit and Senebeh. The merry making continued up to the new baruk with dancing. More wine flowed. Later guests were informed of their allocated hosts and were allowed to take a rest. Next …..event proper

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Walking to Baruk

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The Baruk “Skull house”

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Up to the baruk for the dance

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Nenek wants to have some fun too

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