Traditional Tuesday – in Sarawak

Traditional Tuesday – in Sarawak

Former students doing the Sarawak dance at the end of the enterostomaltherapy (ET) nursing program. The lady in the middle, Helen Bampa, taught the other two. Helen belongs to an aboriginal group called Kenyah (Orang Ulu). It was a beautiful dance and memory. The latter two had gone back to Vietnam. I miss them all!

According to Helen, the dance is called Ngajat Datun Julut. It is performed during opening ceremonies, welcoming VIPs, and during wedding functions.

Former students ( Nguyen ti Thoung, Helen Bampa, Nyuyen ti Lam) doing the Sarawak dance at the end of the ET program
ET Thoung’s message, 22/5/2021

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

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