Dec 10, 2010

Truly Sarawak on MAS

While I was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta, a couple sat besides me. After giving my fruit cake and Ferrero Roche chocolates to them, the hubby start to chit chat with me. While trying to focus on my Häagen-Dazs Vanilla ice cream compliment from MAS, one part of my brain is thinking where is the melting part, one part trying to continue the conversation with my neighbour. Not an easy task because I ended up talking with him with one sentence each time mostly. I always wanted to eat Häagen-Dazs ice cream, but always think McD ice cream is a better option due to tight budget. My dream comes true on a plane... 


Ok back to the conversation.


He was asking where am I from? As usual, not many people knows about Sarawak. So I told him above Kalimantan, near Brunei. His Malaysian wife suddenly said there is no need for her to use passport when entering Sarawak. I corrected her and told her it is needed. Even for non-Sarawakian (Malaysian) to get a job in Sarawak, they have to get something like job permit.


The husband is in a confuse mode but his Malaysian wife definitely out of the topic. She kept talking about location of Sarawak, when the husband already knows where is Sarawak. The husband is confused because Malaysia have 1 prime minister and Sarawak is part of Malaysia, but Sarawak have this law which sound like Sarawak is a country itself.


Yes, Sarawak have this law to protect Sarawakian. The more I talk about Sarawak, the more I understand about Sarawak. Sarawak is almost a country itself.


Sarawak can be a country, if only there is no old guy, with white hair, betraying Sarawak.


Harapkan pagar, pagar makan padi (“A wolf in sheep’s skin”.)

7 comments:

[SK] said...

next time i want to sit beside you so you can give me your fruit cake and fererro roche~~ :p

apparently, that malaysian wife is somehow very ignorant about her own country yeah??

AmirFX said...

Ada colonel sander dalam dagin... haha...

Merryn said...

:( i know nothing bout sarawak...

Anonymous said...

I am like you. I always like Sarawak to be a part of Malaysia!!

Anonymous said...

I am ike you and lots of Sarawakians. We want Sarawak be be an Independent country!!

Bananazஇ said...

Bit confused about 1Malaisiya concept and Sarwarak being part of Malaysia we from West need passport to enter Sarawak and the best part Sarawakian is exempted no need passport to enter West Malaysia..why like that one..'一頭霧水' *One head mist water* equivalent to MC2 ~ mung cha cha.

Ghosty Nana said...

[SK], hahaha, sure I will give it to you!! Yeah she is kind of. But it is kind of normal~~~

AmirFX, ya. Rupanya baik, tapi makan daging!

Merryn, because Sarawak tourism always use Orang utan as advertisement.

Anonymous. :)

Bananaz, this is very complicated... many things is different in Sarawak. even Land law is different. Land law I learn in Uni is not applicable in Sarawak.