When we were hit by the Covid-19 in the month of Ramadan, my friends and I initiated to create a drama series in a local language, which was started from a mere friendship networking that now became a collective. We hope that it can be an option for entertainment during self- quarantine.
Amantubillah Palace was once led by a king named Opu Daeng Menambon who came from the Luwu Sultanate, Bugis, South Sulawesi. He also played an important role in the spread of Islam in Mempawah. Visiting his tomb is one of the main agenda at the Robo-Robo festival.
In the [event] Voice of Borneo, shares the story of the boat activities and cruise Perahu Pustaka (Instagram: @perahupustaka). My friend, @ttsssuu, also shares stories of his works. We met with young writers, such as Ms. Restiana Purwaningrum who was also active in literacy activities in her native area, Sintang.
I deliberately brought a few packages from Mandar, as it suggested that the first impression of meeting new people feels sweet like Golla Kambu.
One morning at the Betang house. Andin told me (the child in the black shirt recorded in the video), in this place, ice cream sellers do not come every day, only at certain times. In fact, the distance was quite long, maybe because it would be held gawai, so the ice-cream seller was kind enough to pass through the village.
In Ensaid Panjang, there are 28 rooms which means 28 houses. The mothers weave from noon to late afternoon. We stayed in a special room for guests. Night falls and we all gather to listen to bekana (‘fairy tales’) from one of the grandmothers who are also trusted to guard the stairs of women and bedudu (‘speak with chants’), such as mattedze in Mandar.
Canopy is a community in Pontianak that actively organizes discussion-sharing spaces. Canopy Cafe is crowded, the space is fit for discussion, gathering with friends and family.