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The North Borneo Railway’s rich history starts way back in the 1880′s when the North Borneo Charted Company, the administrators of Sabah, then called North Borneo, mooted the idea of a railway for the first time.Following years of batting around the idea of Borneo’s first train, construction on it finally started in 1896.The first section stretched from tobacco rich Baku to Beaufort in the north and south to Weston, where a deepsea wharf was planned.
When construction on the railway was already underway, it was discovered Weston was too shallow for such a facility.The railway line also extended to Kota Kinabalu in the north, and to Tenom in the south with an extension later added to Melalap.The construction of the network was completed in 1906 and consisted of 193km of railway line, a shot in the arm for Sabah’s economy.
On 1 August 1914 the North Borneo Railway was officially incorporated and crops, mainly tobacco, but also tapioca, rice, silk, sago, sugar, soya beans and pineapples were productively shipped to the port at Jessleton (Kota Kinabalu), for export.
Times were good. The railway’s prosperity, however, was relatively shortlived, as the Great Depression hit in the 1930′s. Hardly had the region started to recover from that when WW2 arrived in 1939.
Give Bear Grylls 10 years in Borneo and he’d barely scratch the surface. So your average podgy Brit on his annual two-week break doesn’t stand a chance. The island is huge, diverse and packed full of the most beautiful and mad sights you’re ever likely to see – from luminous insects, pygmy elephants and orang-utans to whooping hornbill birds, stunning coral reefs and fist-sized black bumblebees.It is perfectly possible to be relaxing one morning in surroundings so luxurious an oligarch would blush, but find yourself pushing a taxi-boat up river rapids in the afternoon.
My fiancee and I visited Borneo’s two Malaysian states, Sabah and Sarawak. First things first, we could not recommend the place more highly, with its perfect beaches, untouched jungle and endless outdoor activities.
We started by flying from Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah – the province covering Borneo’s northeast tip.
In the tradition of burial at the Dayak community there are several kinds of this tradition of burial and ceremonial death in Dayak tribes is set firmly in customary law.
Burial systems vary in line with a long history of human arrival in Borneo. In history there are three burial culture in Borneo:
- burial without the container and without supplies, with the frame folded position.
- burial in a stone coffin (dolmen)
- burial in wooden containers (Lungun) which berbentu like a boat and placed in the tree, bamboo, or woven mats. This is an evolving system of the last burial.
East Kutai, East Kalimantan Police lose two teams to investigate those who were behind the massacre diiduga orangutans, in the PT and PT SRS CPS in Wahau Muara District. “Although the suspects involved are already in Security Police of East Kutai, we promise to continue to conduct in-depth investigation of the deaths of Orang Utan. That is why the team down, “said Chief of Police of East Kutai, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Budi Santoso, Sik, through Kaur Binops Iptu Yumasri Rico, Tuesday (10 / 1).
It is said Binops Iptu Yusmari Rico, two teams that were derived for penyilidikan is the first team was in Samarinda to retrieve data about the existing framework to Mulawarman University research center. The second team, is now located at Jakarta Police Headquarters Forensic Laboratory Java Eastern Digital CPU checks to determine the possibility of data-management data about the process of Orang utan massacre.
Again my journey times in the meet which surprises unexpected. At first I visited Bay Donate just want to see the scenery Waterfall So’om, but I had the opportunity to meet with tribal village discordant bay, called the Dayak tribe Basap.
Basap Dayak tribe has physical traits were stature, brown skin and slightly slanted eyes, but similar rates Basap Iban tribe that lived in West Kalimantan. They reportedly lived in Bukit Hantu but where exactly was well known. However, not all live isolated. Some residents Basap has gone down the mountain and establish relations with the outside community. They are said to frequently exchange of foodstuffs. To find the salt they have a difficult journey. Maybe that’s why they eventually come out of the cave and approached the residents.