By the time you read this I will be trekking into forest communities, where we commence work on the micro docs series, Sarawak Gone.
I should be back by Saturday at the latest to join the Rainforest Music Festival… a curious title given the ever decreasing rainforests in Sarawak!
And here, like so many places in the world, much work is still to be done… There is NO comprehension here of global warming let alone the dire food and energy crisis in the region. People are satisfied with their monstrous McMansions,
6 7 aircon units, 2 cars, plasma screens and Nestle diets. The few who care are few indeed and there are even less that work to make a smidgen of difference to the lives of those most affected by the plough-share mentality that has recently seen the destruction of a cave network nearby, barely explored. We are told these caves once provided natives with passage through the mountains, from one valley to the next… and all this on native title land that developers ignore because of the tight connections within government who will resort to courts and hit men when their idiot public relations campaigns fail.
In the few days I’ve been here the quality of the Kolo Mee hasn’t been as good as in previous trips. I’m told most vendors have stopped using pork fat as the base which has affected the taste significantly.
The one Laksa I’ve had was a little on the lame side, but the fern salad was, as always, sensational!