Photographer's Note

With my last photo I steered my time-machine to the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo in October 1976. I have decided to stay there for a few more uploads.

From the city of Sibu I travelled by boat up the long Rajang river for two days until I reached a village called Belaga, mainly consisting of wooden houses on stilts. Among the few relatively modern buildings was the state government's guesthouse for visiting officials, where I was allowed to spend two nights.

On the way up the river I passed a few small villages and clearings in the rain forest where families tried to make a living from growing peppers and other crops. Today's three photos were taken at such places. The main photo is not of the best quality, I readily agree, but I like the composition and the proof that already 42 years ago I had a keen eye for ladies in red.

Here is a larger version of the main photo.

I have earlier posted two other photos from this voyage on the Rajang, like this one in colour and this in B&W. The boat I travelled with looked just like this one.

One WS shows no less than 19 children in a small village watching the boat, the other additional photo was taken when we passed by one such pepper plantation.

It is of course impossible to provide the exact map coordinates for these photos, but 2.10230 113.07848 will give you a very rough idea where I was. The yellow Google man is nowhere to be found.

The colour photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides and the B&W workshop from an Ilford FP4 negative.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11712 W: 564 N: 22501] (97588)
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