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The Rundown On Traditional Outfit For Women Of Iban Community, ‘Ngepan Iban’

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Recently, one of the most beautiful and also legendary traditional outfits from the Iban Community has been a very trending topic that got discussed by many netizens on various social media platforms. Interestingly, there are actually so much information and also the knowledge that can be learned from this particular outfit that many people still do not know about. For all of your information, this article will help you as this is the rundown about the famous traditional outfit for women of Iban Community. The traditional outfit of Iban women is called ‘Ngepan Iban’.

The uniqueness of this particular women’s outfit would be that almost all of their clothes are woven and they are also full of very interesting and even unique patterns. The origin of ‘Ngepan Iban’ is believed to come from a girl named Kumang in ancient times. Kumang was a very good woman among the earlier Iban women. She is a woman who is good at doing any women’s work such as weaving and others. Moreover, she used to be not only famous for her beauty but she had a good attitude towards others. Kumang’s skills have produced the dress has become a reference as a traditional dress for the Iban community.

Picture: BTPN Sarawak

1) Tangu

This tangu or marek empang is made of beads and decorated with cloth balls for the purpose of covering the chest or small shirt and also kemban. The composition of Marek Empang has been a hereditary heritage among the Iban community in Sarawak. This tangu pattern is decorated with patterns according to their respective wishes. The beaded work, the colors used and the design can easily distinguish the Iban ethnicity from other ethnicities. It also looks like a large chain covering the chest and worn around the neck.

2) Sugu Tinggi

This Sugu Tinggi is worn on the head, it is also known as tall combs which are silver-colored jewelry that gives its own uniqueness and attractive luster. Sugu Tinggi is a handicraft made from a floral pattern. In the old days, this Sugu Tinggi was made right of silver, but now the high sugu is made of silver-plated aluminum. At the same time, Ensuga Tisir is an ornament placed together with a Sugu Tinggi with a floral pattern.

3) Sementing Ringgit

Sementing Ringgit is a belt loop or also known as gobeng. It hangs like a belt of money. The coins are fully stitched and sealed. At the top, the 50 cent coin will be stitched close to the other coins. While the bottom coin is a 20 cent or 10 cent coin stitched together and will form a string that hangs from top to bottom. Most of these Sementing Ringgit will be silver in color. During the ceremony or dance they will wear it and more mesmerizing the dance when this Sementing Ringgit will sway according to the swing of the dance.

Sources: My Baju

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Shop Review: Make Easier For Children! Get This Set of Sharpeners From Shopee!

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Shopee is the new one-stop-shop where we can get all sorts of things we need. Even the ones we have never heard of! We have seen people buying groceries, housewares, and even plants from Shopee!

The stationeries are usually bought from Shopee too as they provide the stuff from overseas that seems to be very helpful to us. Today, we are sharing a local Shopee seller that sells an amazing set of sharpeners!

Pictures: BS Home Grocery Store on Shopee

BS HOME GROCERY STORE  with a rating of 4.9 out of 5 has 806 products on Shopee, as of today. In this shop, it offers a lot more than stationery. They have a wireless doorbell, sushi maker, and even cartoon glass. Shared by an account on TikTok, it shows a set of sharpeners that definitely would make our life easier.

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In the video, it shows a set of sharpener with a small vacuum cleaner, electric eraser, erasers for refill and batteries. The sharpener works to sharpen pencils and the electric eraser makes erasing any errors easier while the small vacuum cleaner will clean the dust from the erasers. Three of these items come in handy and you can get them from BS Home Grocery Store!

Sources: Shopee BS Home Grocery Store, TikTok @good_things_520 

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Shop Review: Easy To Use! These 5 Shopee Stores Sell Portable Washing Machines!

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Recently, portable washing machines have increased in popularity especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. This is because portable washing machines are the most eco-friendly choice since they are powered by human labor rather than outside energy sources. They are usually the most budget-friendly option and the best fit for off-grid lifestyles or places where power outlets are not consistently available.

A portable washing machine is a great alternative for small space dwellers and for those who do not have access to permanent hot and cold water hook-ups. These mini machines are usually big enough to handle small t0 medium loads, say, a few bath towels, bedding, underwear or workout wear, even several pair of jeans. For an easy survey of portable washing machines, these are 5 Shopee stores that sell them.

1) Portable Washer XBP20-32

Shopee Link: Portable Washer XBP20-32

Price: RM139.00

Picture: Shopee

2) Semi-Automatic Portable 4.5kg Mini Dehydration Washing Machine

Shopee Link: Semi-Automatic Portable 4.5kg Mini Dehydration Washing Machine

Price: RM88.00

Picture: Shopee

3) Mini Portable Washing Machine GT-16AC

Shopee Link: Mini Portable Washing Machine GT-16AC

Price: RM179.00

Picture: Shopee

4) Xiaomi Moyu 2nd Gen Portable Mini Washing Machine

Shopee Link: Xiaomi Moyu 2nd Gen Portable Mini Washing Machine

Price: RM340.00

Picture: Shopee

5) Ultrasonic Turbine Washer

Shopee Link: Ultrasonic Turbine Washer

Price: RM72.08 – RM74.88

Picture: Shopee

Sources: Portable Washer XBP20-32, Semi-Automatic Portable 4.5kg Mini Dehydration Washing Machine, Mini Portable Washing Machine GT-16AC, Xiaomi Moyu 2nd Gen Portable Mini Washing Machine, Ultrasonic Turbine Washer.

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(Video) ‘Nagoro Doll Village’, A Mysterious Village Full With Dolls!

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Nagoro or now known as Nagoro Doll Village is a village in the Iya Valley on the island of Shikoku in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. It is known for the large number of realistic dolls positioned throughout the village, which have made it a tourist attraction. The village is located on Route 439 in the Iya Valley, a remote mountainous area. It formerly had about 300 inhabitants, but the decline in Japan’s population has caused that to fall to 35 by January 2015, 30 as of August 2016, and also 27 by September 2019.

At first glance, most visitors to Nagoro Doll Village will see a sweet rural community of elderly residents spending their time blissfully tending to their gardens and fishing. When they decided to take a closer look, however, and they might be in for a scare. The villagers are actually dolls.

Nagoro is a slowly shrinking village located in the valleys of Shikoku, Japan. Populated by creepy dolls, it might make you question the reality. Its inhabitants left the village in a search of employment or died. More than 200 dolls inhabit the town. They’ve become loved by their human neighbors and are often celebrated by the community for bringing back fruitful memories of the past.

Eleven years ago, Tsukimi Ayano returned home to Nagoro. Faced with loneliness, she has populated the village with dolls, each representing a former resident. The dolls are all created single-handedly by Ayano Tsukimi. The local school is now filled with a few dozen dolls patiently waiting for class to begin. Made of straw, the bizarre dolls are dressed in old clothes.

Once working in the garden, Tsukimi made the first doll in the likeness of her father, and then she came up with the idea to replace the other family members with similar dolls. 10 years later, her work continues. Every doll is located in a place where she would resemble that person. So strolling along with the village you will find quite unique monuments either working in the field, fishing in the river, or simply sitting along the road and staring at you.

Sources: YouTube Tokyo Lens.

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