Location : Dusun Sungkung Senebeh II, Desa Sungkung I, Kecamatan Siding, Kabupaten Bengkayang, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia.
Day 3 was the Gawai proper and while waiting for the official event to start we decided to visit adjoining village Senebeh II which was 10 minutes walk away. We had no idea what the morning schedule was and with such limited time here we had to make use of every available minute we had.
Bridges across Sekayam river to Senebeh II
We dropped by the house of one of the Sungkung ladies whom we met in Gumbang just days before during a seva program. Curious neighbours came one after another to join in the gawai visit and it was here that we managed to have a lot of questions answered.
What was supposed to be a 10 minutes visit turned into almost an hour. Suddenly the sounds of gong in the distance made us jumped up and ran to Senebeh I.
The official welcoming ceremony had already started by the time we arrived at the baruk. Officials and visitors were seated at the grand stand waiting for the speeches. More photos in next album.
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