Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University in Northridge, University Library in 2002
Television broadcast created by Hal Linker with his wife Halla, and son, David. Footage was shot on the north coast of the Island of Borneo, located in the country of Sarawak, part of the Federation of Malaysia. The broadcast begins with scenes from the capital city of Kuching, including the Secretariat Building; Kuching Mosque; the Chinese temple; a monument commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the legislative council; and the Municipal Council Building. Views of the Sarawak River, jungles, and mountains from the top of the Secretariat Building are also included. The traditional Malay dress is shown, as are traditional Muslim costumes of the region. A trip to the Governor's Palace by water taxi, across the Sarawak River, is included. Exterior views of the palace and the fortress building on its grounds are shown. Footage of a Sarawak Army bagpipe band is included, a remnant from the days when the "white rajah" ruled Sarawak. Chinese burial vaults along the road are shown. Scenes from an orchid farm and pepper shrub farm are included, as well as rubber trees and sago palms. A rubber processing mill is also shown in the broadcast. Baby orangutans raised in a nursery are shown with their handler. The broadcast concludes in Ségou, where the Linkers visit a Dayak village. Scenes in the village include bamboo walkways; the village long house (where all villagers live together); a traditional Dayak dance; costumes of the village chief's daughters, including silver decorative pieces, headdresses, and coins; and the "ancestor house," where skulls of the village ancestors hang from the ceiling.
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