The Kelabit highlands are located in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, in the centre of the island of Borneo. They are one of the remotest places I've ever been, as the only way to get there is by plane. There are no boats and roads leading there and the only way to get out of there if there are no flights is to walk for two hours across the jungle until the logging road and from there take a logging truck. The Kelabit highlands lye at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level and have a relatively fresh climate. They are home to Penan and Kelabit people- the latter are also known as long ear people, because of their long ear lobes. The Kelabits were 'civilised' only after WWII.
Bario, the major settlement in the area, is a major rice producing location, with rice farms fields everywhere. The Bario rice is of excellent quality, much better than Thai rice.
01 Sarawak mountains and logging road 02 Sarawak mountains 03 Bario Airport 04 MAS Twin Otter in Bario airport
05 Downtown Bario and shops 06 Bario Telecommunications Centre 07 Water buffalo 08 Water buffalo with baby
09 Grass 10 Grass 11 Grass 12 House 13 Government building
14 Path 15 Water buffaloes grazing on a meadow 16 Water buffaloes grazing on a meadow 17 Water buffalo and baby buffalo 18 Runnel
19 Meadow and water buffaloes 20 Houses 21 Longhouse
22 Path 23 House and rice paddy 24 Hut 25 Path to Pa Umor longhouse 26 Path to Pa Umor longhouse
27 Forest 28 Pond 29 Christian church 30 Pa Umor longhouse 31 Pa Umor longhouse
32 Pa Umor longhouse 33 Path to Pa Ukat longhouse 34 Path to Pa Ukat longhouse 35 Path and gate to Pa Ukat longhouse
36 Pa Ukat longhouse 37 Evangelical church in Pa Ukat 01 View of the Bario rice fields
02 Rice growing in paddy fields 03 Rice growing in paddy fields 04 Rice growing in paddy fields 05 Rice growing in paddy fields
06 Dam separating rice fields 07 Workers setting out rice plants in fields 08 Workers setting out rice plants in fields 09 Workers setting out rice plants in fields 10 Workers setting out rice plants in fields
11 Workers setting out rice plants in fields 12 Workers setting out rice plants in fields 13 Panorama view with rice fields
14 Panorama view with rice fields 15 Harvested rice 16 Harvested rice
17 Rice field 18 Paddy field 19 Rice terraces 20 Rice terraces 21 Rice terraces
22 Rice field 23 Rice field and farmers 24 Water buffalo
25 Scenery with paddy fields 26 Scenery with paddy fields 27 Paddy fields
28 Paddy fields 29 Paddy fields 30 Paddy fields 31 Rice plants 01 Old Kelabit man
02 Old Kelabit man 03 Old Kelabit woman with long ears 04 Old Kelabit woman with long ears 05 Old Kelabit woman with long ears 06 Old Kelabit man with sunglasses 07 Jaman Riboh
08 Kelabit girl 09 Indonesian trekkers 10 Indonesian trekkers 11 Young Kelabit woman with baby girl 12 Old Kelabit lady 13 Old Kelabit lady with baby girl
14 Old kelabit lady 15 Kelabit tribesman with buffalo 16 Kelabit tribesman with buffalo 01 Lotus flowers 02 Fern
03 Bamboo 04 Plant 05 Flower 06 Fern 07 Nepenthes (Pitcher plant)
08 Nepenthes (Pitcher plant) 09 Nepenthes (Pitcher plant) 10 Swamp with plants 11 Flowers 12 Plant
13 Bush with flowers 14 Bush with flowers 15 Swamp with plants 16 Plant 17 Plant 18 Plant
19 Pandanus plant 20 Pandanus plant 21 Papaya plant 22 Rhododendron 23 Fern 24 Plant
25 Flowers
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