Friday, May 30, 2014

Daughter of Sarawak

It is the Gawai festival on 1st June. Mum and Dad were the first Chinese children to be born in the Upper Rejang basin.

Grandpa Kong brought the Chinese custom of  Kai aka fostering  to the Dayak's of this region. Mum had an Iban Kai Dad, aka Ah Pai and Kai Ma. The Dayaks recognised Mum to be their own.

After 100 years from the first arrival of my ancestors, in the veins of these first immigrants flow the blood of Kelabit, Iban, Bidayuh, Kadasan, Orang Ulu. Such is the rich heritage of the Chans and Kongs.

1 comment:

  1. Rose Kalang FitzGerald Lovely Ann Chin. Read your blog. Could not finish my comment. The story of your family is beautiful.