H. Ling Roth.aNatives of Sarawak and Brit. 2V. Borneo.
raised roof a portion of the floor is railed off for storing bottles, jars of arrack, oil, etc., etc. The sides of the houses are all of planking and the floors of
lantis. The above account of a Bukar Dyak house describes the habitation of Pengara Gud-dus.,, (ibid, ch. viii. p. 83.)
"The effluvium arising from the accumulation of dirt and refuse in this village was really fearful. The houses being built on the level ground, there is no natural drainage, and the Dyaks have made none for themselves." (ibid, ch. viii. p. 84.) " Around the houses the filth, offal, refuse and mud create such a stench that it is at times unendurable." (ibid, ch. viii. p. 85.)
" In one thing the Grungo excel every other tribe of Dayaks I have ever seen, and that is in dirt ; their houses were dirty, their mats were dirty, and their little children could only be described as positively filthy." (St. John i. 147.)
The Rev. Mr. Chalmers thus describes the Land Dyak village of Staang near the left branch of the Sarawak river. " It is built on a high, steep hill/ and the houses are reached by a rugged path, which consists of steps cut into the face of the hill, strengthened by pieces of
Nibong Palm. Oncosperma filamentosa. (Blume's Rumph. 96 t. 82-103 ; Mart. Nat. Hist. Palm iii. 312 t. 150-153.)
The Nipa Palm. Nipa fruticans-(Martin's Nat. His. Palm iii. 305 t. 108.)The Nipa Palm. Nipa fruticans-(Martin's Nat. His. Palm iii. 305 t. 108.)