Longhouse ‘Mangkong Tiang’ 2015

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.

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my niece is happy with her balloon

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my cousins are waiting for the arrival of VIPs

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The bridge that connects 3 longhouses together

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The view of my longhouse across the river

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The VIP is arrived with his entourage; the MP of Kapit parliment

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Officiating the new bridge too

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Welcome – welcome

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The ladies-in-waiting

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The entourage escort/dancer

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Yeah. Shake that hand

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The ceremony is started

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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!

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