Rice Wine In Tambunan Sabah
This factory is located in TVRC
the other almost-oval-shaped ‘thing’ is called the tampi…which is woven from thinned bamboo sticks..the function is to let the husk fall while retains the rice grain in it..the mechanism is simply by moving the ‘sifter’
up and down..preferably in windy condition..trust me i’ve tried it! the rice grain is then cooked and turned into tapai!
I am not going to explain on the “ancient looking” backsack..more…but it is called ‘basung’ and used to carry the rice grains during harvesting season in the paddy field…ancient it may look like but it is very efficient..you can even put a toddler inside..and carry him on your back!
the rice wine
will make u go dizzy and sometimes ‘crazy’! A Very popular drinks in the interior part of sabah
which is I feel on the verge of extinction in sabah..not due to poaching but due to intermittent theft and lack of attention..
would like WWF to put this on endangered list because its meat is the most
sought after in wedding and grand ceremonies…pity you Mr.Buff!
Story Arrangement By: Harry George
Pictures: Dennis James