Tiyung Dayak – “The Sour Dayak Apple” in Bidayuh Politics

For the Greater Glory of Bidayuh Politics

Around Kuching in (less than) a day…

You’ve heard of The Great Pyramid of Giza, right? Yeah, some of us couldn’t afford to go to Egypt to see that pyramid. It’s fine… Now, almost everything is also got on the internet, what…!?

Thanks to Tunabdulrazak’s recent comment. He’s an avid Geography student, I think! Never mind, it’s never too late to learn something new, right… He asked whether we do have a pyramid in Sarawak or not. So, I quickly switched on my laptop and Googled Earth for it. Wahlau weh… there you are, Tun! Yes, most of us can only see from the outside of the great wall of that pyramid but never have a chance to see on what are inside – within its vast compound! Once again, thanks to technology, lah, even though the sole satellite image was taken on September 26, 2006.

I’m going to show you (later on) the three satellite images on the location of Sarawak’s very own pyramid and the currently available temple – including the modern day Spanish (Fly) galleon. All of these are reminiscence of the White Rajahs’ 1841 – 1941 eras in Sarawak (The Astana and Fort Margarita, for example, and yes, The Royalist (photo)!).

Well, according to one of DyaksDamuses, he has “prophesied” that all these priceless structure will be returned to the state gomen in less than 60 years (from now) without an option for another lease (hmmmph, sounds like he got that kind of idea from Sarawak’s Land Code, 1958!). Of course, lah… let say in case the new state gomen will be ruled by the Non-BN next time. By the way, I do share the same sentiment with the de facto MP for Selangau – Grandpa Andan – that the new DUN Complex will no longer accommodate the comfort seats for some ineffective, current BN ADUNs after the next state election… L.O.L.!!!

OK, now let’s take a look at these images:

There you go, my friends… The view at an eye altitude of 1.12 km above ground showing Bintawa Industrial Estate (the BIE), Pyramid of the Yang DiKasehi, Solomon’s Temple and the berthed HMS Solomon at the river banks of Sarawak River.

There you go, my friends… The view at an eye altitude of 1.12 km above ground showing Bintawa Industrial Estate (the BIE), Pyramid of the Yang DiKasehi, Solomon’s Temple and the berthed HMS Solomon at the river banks of Sarawak River.

The close-up view of Pyramid of the Yang DiKasehi at an eye altitude of 274 m above ground.

The close-up view of Pyramid of the Yang DiKasehi at an eye altitude of 274 m above ground.

The luxurious Solomon’s Temple at an eye altitude of 274 m above ground… Of course, we are jealous lah! I want that HMS Solomon! How about you, Tun? L.O.L.!!!

The luxurious Solomon’s Temple at an eye altitude of 274 m above ground… Of course, we are jealous lah! I want that HMS Solomon! How about you, Tun? L.O.L.!!!

Next question, Tun…?

What?! Squatters’ area, kah? Got Ikan Jabu or not? Better Google Earth right now lah, my friend… Baru puas hati tengok!

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January 4, 2009 - Posted by | 03 Miscellaneous, 05 Dayakism

8 Comments »

  1. OT: I use freeware photo editors namely PhotoScape. PhotoFiltre and xnview. You may google them for download. From my experience, PhotoFiltre is a good free photo editor. PhotoScape on the other hand has more features but need some ‘playing around’ to get used to.

    For batch resizing, using xnview is very easy and fast too. Another freeware specifically for resizing photos is the Fotosizer.

    Comment by Kasia Kanaun | January 4, 2009 | Reply

  2. Yup, that’s the best that I’ve done! At least my readers will view those images and the written words – crystal clear! Got minor typo error there – it should be written as “Pyramid of (the) Yang DiKasehi” lah!

    And now I’m going to edit Geography 101 pulak dah…

    Kasia, thanks a lot! I think Google (Mail, Picasa, etc.) got some problems these days. Will try some other day. At the moment, I’ll use whatever available resources lah.

    Comment by tiyungdayak | January 4, 2009 | Reply

  3. FYI, you can save and view those images via your laptop/desktop – conveniently!

    After that, you can discard it into the bin. Yup, no fuss about that!

    Comment by tiyungdayak | January 7, 2009 | Reply

  4. You two guys must be aliens, writing nonsense, errr.. too technical for me to grasp. Never mind, I will learn gradually.
    Thanks tiyungdayak. Fascinating result. It will be not difficult to bomb when the time comes.

    Comment by tunabdulrazak | January 7, 2009 | Reply

  5. Yes, correct my friend! Sometimes, we have to talk nonsense in order to convey the message in animal fables… Heh!

    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” ~ George Orwell, author of “Animal Farm

    Download the free Animal Farm e-book here: http://www.asiaing.com/animal-farm-by-george-orwell.html

    Comment by tiyungdayak | January 7, 2009 | Reply

  6. Perhaps those images from GoogleEarth/GE can be coverted to Jpeg file. Initially you saved it from the GE files, then copy it to other folder ie.My Document or simply open it using no-frill built-in Windows softwares such Microsoft Paint. Use it to open he original picture file(Bitmap format) and saved-as the file in Jpeg format. Just ‘trick’ the picture file into smaller file size. Blogsite doesn’t restrict you from using one picture format lone.

    From 800kb-plus size Bitmap file can be reduced into less than 100kb. So each time you open up your own site, less time needed to load the page and so do your blog viewers.

    OhhhaiiiWooo!

    Comment by Dyaksblog | January 8, 2009 | Reply

  7. Thanks for all the suggestions, my friends! I’ve done the image editing using 700 x 457 = 0.32 mega pixels… In fact, I’ve downloaded the new images via “big screen” monitor, and wahlau weh! Will redo Geo 101 later on using the same JPEG file format.

    Yeah, put the blame on all internet service providers, as they keep on promising us to upgrade their services!

    Comment by tiyungdayak | January 8, 2009 | Reply

  8. A very interesting target for Bruno Manser to land with his Angelic Wing of Fame, if he is still around by now.

    Comment by Altar Man | April 9, 2009 | Reply


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