Orang Kayan

There are approximately 15,000 Kayans in Sarawak. The Kayan tribe built their longhouses in the northern interiors of Sarawak midway on the Baram River, the upper Reiang River and the lower Tubau River, and are well known for their boat making skills, which they carve from a single block of belian, the strongest of the tropical hardwoods.

Submitted by Melody (not verified) on Thu, 2012-02-09 15:10.

My relatives every time say that I am killing my time here at net, but I know I am getting know-how daily by reading such pleasant content.

Submitted by Kayan....good spirit of brother kayan (not verified) on Fri, 2012-02-03 19:48.

Kayan....good spirit of brother kayan, you all are great kayans. I meant keep it up the kayan spirit and kayan blood in you. I am also a 100% kayan...kayan lemting.....I think you need to know more about kayan to keep this very kayan alive. Kayan built their boat by a wood called "Kelangah" (meranti)and "tempurau" (kapur) most of it. No such thing like "belian".....no... A small correction bcos we all kayan. The best thing that kayan kept until now a days is uma aru, lavung sungap and the word of "havau".....

Submitted by baunglady (not verified) on Thu, 2012-01-26 23:47.

haha.. pelihei bareng.. meng kawah te' kenun kelunan hawang bara.. b paling ak lekok tek daha aleng em jam aseng kayan then presest d kayan's dance and culture.. its abit weird.. nanun itam kayan sediri aleng preform jaka tek tourists nei.. br te' feel then itam deng be proud to tell tourists that its our culture and part of our life. sorry.. haha.. more to tourism..

Submitted by Kayaneze (not verified) on Fri, 2011-09-02 12:56.

go go kayan..my mum from Long Bemang n daddy from Long Tebangan..I've never been back to my own uma aru,but I always feels distracted n mad when people tease our dialect..I hate it when people making jokes of ours..

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2011-07-13 02:22.

hye SIMEON...i want to know who r u..my mum from lg.laput too....add me on fb or wat....email me leonardtingang (at) yahoo.com...

Submitted by SIMEON-KAYAN RULE! (not verified) on Sat, 2010-01-02 01:19.

hi! i agree with u kayan intellectual-miri...by the way....im kayan too....my mum is from long laput and dad is from long bedian...peace up kayan! by the way...are u from Miri? actually...im not in Malaysia rite now...im in South America...in the country called GUYANA... if u want to where dat is...search it on google...my name is Simeon by the way....

Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2007-02-17 12:41.

Hi. Sorry if it is offensive, the words came right out of a Sarawak Tourism brochure, you can complain to them about that..

Perhaps you can help with my sparse writeup on the Kayan? I'll always be grateful for more information, and thanks for the additional information.

I've made the ammendments.

Submitted by Kayan Intellectual-Miri (not verified) on Fri, 2007-02-16 22:57.

Your write up "traditional headhunters" is misleading. That is suppose to be our survival modas oprandi. I do not agree with that phrase. Kayan peoples are heroic in the old days in that era because they can kill more enemies using their special iron " Kayan Titei/Titei Keluh". Crafted at home and its powerful and strong. It cut bones, ordinary metal/iron just like cucumber. Kayans are good at making human traps, wodoo, blacksmith. Thats not tradition. Our tradition are living in long houses, respect our elders and self discipline.
Now reword your text brother.