Borneo– Day 7

Short stopover at Miri to catch-up with local artist and Penan champion, Tan Wei Kheng, making his portrait [1]. On one of his 6 hour oneway drive into the interiors on rough roads carrying much needed supplies for the community and as a transport out [2]. Revisiting the community market Tamu, highland rice from Bario [3], seaside town fish market [4] but more known as an Oil & Gas town, offshore drilling. By chance, Sisiew [5] of Grassroots Organisation was in town on some Native land rights issues, close to where I'm planning to bring this project to. Golok/ Kolok mee my staple meal everyday [6]. Helping Hands Penan Organisation where Wei Kheng [7 & 8] plays an integral role with the community in Limbang. Visited his studio [9] for a quick demonstration and portrait session [10] #KantaPortraits #BeyondBorders #EdgesofMalaysia

This excursion is mostly self-funded with some support from #JOAS and #CendanaMalaysia

[1] Tan Wei Kheng

[2] 6 hour oneway drive

[3] highland rice from Bario

[4] seaside town fish market

[5] Sisiew of Grassroots Organisation

[6] Golok/ Kolok mee

 [7] Wei Kheng plays an integral role

[8] Helping Hands Penan Organisation

[9] studio for a quick demonstration

[10] portrait session