Location : Dusun Medeng, Desa Sungkung II, Kecamatan Siding, Kabupaten Bengkayang, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia.

After the exchanges of greeting between guests and hosts and the offering of rice wine done with, it was time for the 2 tribes separated by time and distance to march in unity to the skull house or baruk.

Each tribe took turn to play their traditional gong music up in the baruk while the rest dance at the tanju or bamboo deck.

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Pak dusun of Sungkung Medeng / Anep
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Gumbang’s drummer calling the rythyme

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Following in her sifu’s foosteps
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Chicken sacrifice
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Ketua adat

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Well wishers from as far as Gun Tembawang, Gun Jemak and Badat joined in the dance and celebration. Visitors from the nearer Batu Ampar, Akit, Senebeh, Senoleng, Sekajang, Sinutul and Pool were there too. A rare sight. Not many Gawais were celebrated this grand in Sungkung. The last one was perhaps in 2014 in Senebeh when Gumbang contigent visited. A great opportunity for us as well to make new friends from the other villages.

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Lunch time
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Traditional dayak’s food

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The most remarkable thing was the opportunity to be able to see so many of the copper ring ladies gather under the same roof. There were more who did not present themselves at the baruk.Gawai Serumpun, Sungkung Anep, Dusun Medeng, authentic, traditional, culture, Bengkayang, Indonesia, West Kalimantan, Dayak Bidayuh, Ethnic, native, tourist attraction, 加里曼丹丰收节, 印尼达雅传统文化. 探索婆罗洲铜环女 Gawai harvest festival, Sungkung Anep, Dusun Medeng, copper ring lady, traditional, indigenous, budaya, Bengkayang, Indonesia, Kalimantan Barat, Dayak Bidayuh, native, tribal, Tourism, travel guide, Borneo,

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Pak Egarius is always concerned about the comfort of these copper ring ladies. He would dance, joke or do anything to keep them entertained. Respect
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Eating betel nut

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However, the younger ladies made their presence felt in support of their culture. We would be pleased and surprised if we spotted any younger ladies adorning the copper rings but heck no.

I wish these copper ring ladies long and healthy lives but should they go one day, will this culture be buried too? Any chance that the younger ladies be brave and proud enough to carry on their legacy?nyobeng, Dusun Medeng, traditional, culture, Bengkayang, native, tribe, highland, village, Obyek wisata, Tourism, travel guide, Borneo, 印尼西加里曼丹, 原住民丰收节日, Nyabakng, paddy harvest festival, Dusun Medeng, traditional, indigenous, backpackers, wisata budaya, Indonesia, West Kalimantan, tribal, village, Tourist attraction, Trans Borneo, 婆罗洲土著部落, 孟加映达雅丰收节日, 原住民传统文化, paddy harvest festival, Dusun Medeng, traditional, culture, Bengkayang, Indonesia, West Kalimantan, Ethnic, native, village, travel guide, Trans Border, 婆罗洲达雅丰收节日, 印尼西加里曼丹, 孟加映原住民

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The Gumbang gang

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