Tag: borneo

Possessed by the Devil, Kuching, Borneo

In Kuching , Sarawak, Borneo I visited a Taoist Temple where they perform a ceremony whereby someone is possessed by the Master of Hell and can answer questions people have. I got the chance to ask some questions, and to test the validity, tried to trick the Devil! My trick question didn’t prove anything either […]

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The Last Iban Shamen – Sarawak, Borneo

Australian filmmaker Mark Shea visits Sarawak, Borneo to interview the last Iban Shamen in his remote jungle hut. The Iban were the headhunters of old. Thanks to Nicholas Mujah for organising the interview and my interpreter Ang Francesca

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Logging in Borneo, Interview with Iban Chief

Deep in the heart of Borneo, near Kapit, Sarawak, I interview an Iban Chief about logging of his Tribal Land. Iban activist Peter John Jaban acts as translator of the Iban Language. The Iban still live off the Jungle; hunting, fishing and growing crops. They live together in longhouses and were originally known for the […]

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Australian World War Two History, Labuan Island, Borneo, Malaysia

I visit the Labaun War Memorial and Surrender Point with local expat Australian Peter Searle. Peter discusses the Sandakan Death March, the greatest single atrocity committed against Australians in war. It is believed that almost 3,600 Indonesians, 1,381 Australians, and 641 British prisoners died at, or between, Sandakan and Ranau. At Surrender Point on Labuan, […]

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Digital Nomadism – The business end of the journey

After six months on the road it is now time to test some international business concepts. I explore setting up an offshore company on Labuan Island, Malaysia and will explore Geo-Arbitrage in the Philippines. Setting up a company on Labuan will reduce my tax bill to 3% fro any income earned outside Australia. Using Geo-Arbitrage […]

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Kota Kinabalu, Seri Selera, Sabah’s Largest Seafood Complex

My last night in Borneo and I splurge on some fresh seafood, flower crabs and tiger prawns. Total cost of an amazing seafood feast including drinks – less than $25 AUD ( which is around the same in $USD)

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Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo, Travel Guide and Accommodation

Kuching is one of my favourite Asian Capitals. I think it is a very easy place to travel for Westerners and is a great base to explore the Borneo Interior. I also review the backpackers accommodation I am staying at, The B and B Inn. I’ve been here for a few weeks and feel they […]

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The ‘No Guidebook’ method of Travel.

Many years ago, while spending two weeks in Morocco recovering from a broken heart, after an unfortunate meeting with an Argentinian gold digger in the south of Spain. In a state of uncare, I decided to attempt a new form of travel I call the ‘no guidebook’ method. It involves arriving in a country with […]

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The Borneo Files – The Javanese Shaman

I meet up with a Javanese Shaman of Muslim background, who speaks with spirits. People visit her to ask questions about their life. On special occasions the shaman also levitates. I ask the Shaman why I feel unmotivated in my business and she suggests this feeling is only because my personal life is causing me […]

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The Wild Man of Borneo, The Overlander gets Jungle Fever

The Overlander goes deep into the Borneo Jungle and comes out all Charlie Sheen like after chatting with the spirit of Hunter S Thompson. I actually started editing another video, then started playing around with my webcam and this came out. Me just letting off steam creatively, knowing I must change my whole modus operandi […]

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