We (a few of us from Adelaide, Perth-Australia & NZ) stayed in Bario at Ngimat Ayu Long House in March 2013 for the 68th anniversary memorial of the first parachute landing of the 'Semut 8 'Z' Special Unit' men into Bario in 1945 of which my Father was one.. Mr Charles Frederick Sanderson DCM of Newcastle Australia. He was part of the Semut Australian Forces operation to liberate Borneo from Japanese occupation at the end of WW2. Our accommodation was exceptional. Hosts Scott and Deborah are very special people. The food they prepared for us was tasty and delicious, the rooms were clean and the atmosphere simply beautiful - apart from the freezing cold showers due to no hot water for bathing in Bario. The beautiful Kelabit people of Bario are incredibly warm, intelligent, friendly and very much aware of what is happening in the outside world whilst remaining quite removed and unaffected by it. It was such a beautiful escape from outside world of chaos and greed. Some of us are planning to return again for the 70th anniversary on the 25th March 2015. Please come and join us in our celebrations. We hope to stay in Scott & Deborah's Long House again and hopefully arrange a special Sape music concert...beautiful instrument and sound.
Linda Sanderson-Burr Adelaide Australia email@example.com
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A House on the hill with breathtaking view of Bario valley offering accommodation and tours in the Kelabit Highlands. ... more less