In Iban language, Mangkong Tiang, literally means ‘hammering the pillar’. From this literal translation, it is some sort of housewarming. Two years ago, my ancestral longhouse had their housewarming ceremony officiated by our very own Member of Parliment (Kapit Division). I had the opportunity to join this joyous celebration with the rest of family members and fellow villagers.
my niece is happy with her balloon
my cousins are waiting for the arrival of VIPs
The bridge that connects 3 longhouses together
The view of my longhouse across the river
The VIP is arrived with his entourage; the MP of Kapit parliment
Officiating the new bridge too
Welcome – welcome
The entourage escort/dancer
Yeah. Shake that hand
The ceremony is started
Yeah. The speech. Bla bla bla
Thankyou to Datuk Alexander Nanta officiated the housewarming joyously. Ha ha ha. My longhouse is at Song, Kapit. So, you are most welcome to stay too!