GNMawar, born in the Ides of March 1957 this 26th descendant of Sengalang Burong, the Iban God of War, wish to preserve and share all historical data on the Iban cultural heritage for use by future students of Iban studies. Recent development in the information technology has made it possible to preserve the data, which can reach a lot of people quickly. The purpose of this publication is to preserve knowledge on cultural heritage of the Iban people of Borneo. It is my hope that the future generation can benefit alot in any way from the articles posted in this blog.
Tusut From Sengalang Burong (my family tree):
Sengalang Burong x Endu Sudan Beringan Bungkong = Ajee, Dara Tinchin Temaga x Menggin or Ming = Sera Gunting x Seri Ngiang = Sera Kempat x Ranjau (f) = Ridoh (f) x Bada = Gupi (f) x Grasi “Belang Pinggang” (or Damu) = Geraman or Ensoh (m) x Tebari (f) = Beragai (f) x Chundau = Beti “Brauh Ngumbang” x Duri (f) = Talak x Pandak (f) = Badas (f) x Girik = Blaki I x Buang (f) = Penyut x Endia (f) = Landan (f), Jering (f), Empiang (f), Sudan (f) x Salang I = Blaki II x Beremas (f) = Tur “Bayang”, Lada (f) & Ugap x Nisi (f) = Salang II x Nati (f) = Lintu (f), Limping x Tambong (f) = Bali, Uja x Sree (f) = Salang III, Sambun (f), Nyanggau x Gindu (f) = Indoo (f) x Attat = Benedict Sandin, Lenti (f), Gerinching (f) & L.F. Mawar x Roselyne Petri = Gregory Nyanggau (Author)
My family tree from Bejie:
Bejie > Nisi > Antu Berembayan Bulu > (Telichu, Ragam) Telichai X Endu Dara Sia (F) = Retak Dai x Kelitak Darah Menyadi > Sarapoh x Reminda (F) = (Chundau, Bada, Sempaok, Sampar), Remie x Rukok Ke Bejulok Apok papong Tengkiong, Antu sapuon tebu, Nempuah Bau Sinang, Bujang Pasak Jalu, Pematak bala nyerang = Menggin (Ming) x Endu Dara Tinchin Temaga = Sera Gunting x Seri Ngiang (F) = Sera Kempat x Ranjau (F) = Ridoh (F) x Bada = Gupie (F) x Antu Gerasi belang Pinggang = Geraman (Ensoh) x Tebarie (F) = Beragai (F) x Chundau = Betie “Berauh Ngumbang” x Durie (F) = Talak x Pandak (F) = Badas (F) x Girik = Blaki I x Buang (F) = Penyut x Endia (F) = Sudan (F) x Salang I = Blaki II x Bremas (F) = (Lada, Tur “BAYANG”) Ugap x Nisie (F) = Salang II x Natie (F) = Limping x Tambong (F) = Uja x Sree (F) = Nyanggau x Gindu (F) = Indoo (F) x Attat = (Benedict Sandin, Lentie, Gerinching) Lionel Frederick Mawar x Roselyne Petry = Gregory NYanggau (27th descendant)
Attended primary school in Tanjong Labang (Paku), Abang Aing (Sri Aman), St. Christopher (Debak) and Pusa Primary School. Attended secondary school in Saribas Secondary School (Debak), St. Augustine (Betong), Gov’t Secondary School (Limbang), Sunny Hill Sec. school (Kuching) and St. Thomas Secondary School (Kuching). Went for further education at Institute Technology Mara, Shah Alam, majoring in Mass Communication (Public Relations).
Started my career as a Temporary Teacher teaching Geography, English and Iban language at Kalaka Secondary School, Roban. Moved on to Brunei to seek better career and worked as a pile driver at a construction site. Returned to Miri and started my career in Oil and Gas Industry serving various Departments ranging from Refinery Maintenance, HR, Operations Business Planning, IT Development & Support and currently serving as Company Site Representative for Offshore Topside Major Maintenance and Hook-up project with Sarawak Shell Berhad.
Visit To My Worksite:
My worksite is located at the South China Sea around the Sarawak & Sabah waters. My office is inside a workbarge attached to an Oil or Gas Platform by temporary gangway. Our work is like nomads moving around all the Shell platform in these waters. We work hard by day and rested well by night. Sometimes we have to work two shifts to meet tight schedule. Working condition is tough and money is hard earned. Safety of everybody and everything is the order of the day. Food and drinks is almost free flow.
Works are discussed in detail, planned and executed at worksite. Resources is limited and is never immediately available when required. There is also constraint in spaces to perform work and storage space for equipment and materials.
When you are tired, you think alot about home. You think about your family, the food they eat, their schooling, the bills that have to be paid, their future, etc…..
Offshore Oil and Gas construction activities involves alot of business and safety risks. There is always a limit to the resources available, so we have to prioritise how these are used. HSSE take top place in your priority list.
Chopper is the main means of transportation to and from the work location. Sea survival and helicopter underwater escape training is the mandatory training requirement for going offshore besides being in good health condition, H2S training and other Safety trainings.
Interest: writing, cock fighting, bladesmith, birds & orchids.
Proffessional discipline: Mass Communication
Longhouse : Bilik No. 7, Kerangan Pinggai, Paku Spaoh, Saribas.
Career : Oil & Gas Industry.
Current Position : Offshore Construction & Maintainence.
Maritial status: Married with 2 children
Residential location: Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Politics: Supporter of BN led government in Malaysia.
Motto: Be prepared, Be Polite & Be Patience
Message to Iban readers: Keep up the pioneering and “bejalai” spirit. The world is a big playground for all to explore. Your land is your precious heritage aquired through blood, sweat and tears. So defend it with your blood, sweat & tears to the end.
Favourite quote: “Enti mati sama mati. Anak dirumah nyadi ka ganti”…… Entingi bejulok Keti Aur Tulang, Tuai Bansa Baketan, Bukit Saban (My great x 13 grandfather)
A carefree person who loves life. I have alot of respect for people.