Q.HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR HOUSES??
A.by using our hands with materials like knifes to cut the bamboo trees down and the leafs.
Q.HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
A.well approximately a year an a half.
Q.WHAT IS THE CAPACITY WHICH THEY COULD WITHSTAND?
A.the whole family can stay on the house but when a girl from the house is married outside,she moves out to stay with the husband.
Q.HOW ARE THEY BUILT?
A.they are built using material from the forest,as it provides everything. men of the village gather up and help the owner to build the house using their hands and the resources they have.
Q.WHAT MATERIAL DO YOU USE TO BUILD THEM HOUSES?
A.we use bamboo trees to make the wall,poles supporting the houses and also for stepping on,which is more like mats or floor. for roofing we use leafs called "rumbia" as many as possible and put them close by so that water may not enter.
Q.WHY ARE THEY ALL SUSPENDED FROM THE GROUND A FEW INCHES, IS THERE A SPECIFIC ANSWER TO WHY THEY ARE NOT ON THE GROUND LIKE MOST HOUSES BUILT NOWADAYS?
A.we try t avoid snakes from crawling inside,and also from water as its always raining in the forest. so with the houses suspended we are show of not sleeping with snakes and other crawlers or not having our properties soaked into water and spoiled.
Q.HOW MANY TYPES ARE THERE?
A.we only have one type,and its the one you see around everywhere.
A.well as you can see the house walls are made of bamboo sticks so air ventilation is good.
Q.ORIGINALITY,HAS THE OLD HOUSES DESIGNS BEEN CHANGED FROM THE ONES WHICH ORIGINATED?
A.i am afraid not,this has been the design of the houses ever since my friend.
Q.WELL IT WAS NICE TALKING TO YOU,HOPE TO DO IT AGAIN.
A.same here,only time shall tell when.
Q.thank you sir
A.you are most welcome
My observation at the "ORANG AS LI SETTLEMENTS" we visited,i observed a lot of things. First thing when we arrived the eldest of the village welcomed us with a warm smile like they we expecting us. we started to interact with the people and they were all happy to have us as their visitors for the day.
Now i ll talk about the arrangements of the houses,well they were built in some sort of a circular shape with the entrance at the other end, more like a "horse shoe". they had 9 houses and 4 more houses which were not complete. and fortunately we found one of the man preparing bamboo for the new house.
The people there live like one big family and they were all under one house chilling. some ladies were washing clothes at the tap water pipe.
This are some of the pictures i took at the settlements and edited.together with the sketches which made:
a.PHOTOS OF THE BEAUTIFUL NATURE
.:this is where we caught our ride to the other side of the damn:.
.:this were some of the leaves which had an amazing pattern:.
.:bird view of a tree trunk:.
.:top view of the dam,standing at the tallest tower and this was the right side of the dam as there were two streams. and up front is a bridge crossing both sides:.
.:the left side of the dam:.
.:some of the houses:.
.:map of pulau:.
.:bridge to the other side:.
.:bird out view:.
.:type of tree available there:.
b.PHOTOS OF THE ORANG AS LI IN JAHAI
.:villagers gathered at one house:.
.:the eldest woman with their last born:.
.:an up close picture:.
.:kids enjoying the sweets we brought for them:.
c.SKETCHES OF THE PEOPLE AND THE HOUSES
.:some of the leaves we saw:.
.:the type of houses:.
.:another unfinished house:.
.:oldest man of the village:.
.:his wife and the last born:.