In Sarawak interior, subsidies exist in name only

Salhan K. Ahmad

Musi Jeluman relies on his handicraft and blowpipe shooting range to make a living, where tourists can try their luck for RM1 a dart. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Salhan K Ahmad, June 4, 2019.

AT AROUND 10am each day, tour groups will pass by souvenir stalls at the handicraft centre in Mulu’s Batu Bungan, where they will then be taken by a local Penan guide to visit the famous caves in Mulu National Park, Sarawak.

This is the moment souvenir stall operators have been waiting for, especially in the peak tourist season between June and September.

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  • And there are still those who criticise NGOs for doing what they can to help the Penan keep their forest.

    Posted 4 years ago by Malaysia New hope