This photo was taken during my overnight trip to Marudi recently. I was surprised to note this two Indonesians are still at work, processing their rubber latex at 5pm in the evening. Normally for the Ibans, they would have completed the job by 10am and sleep through the afternoon.
At random these Indonesians are earning an average income of RM220 per day (RM6,600/mth) by tapping rubber trees belonging to the Dayak! Well of course the sales are divided on a ratio of 40-60, the later share goes to the rubber tappers.
Why can’t the Dayak adopt the work culture of these Indonesians rubber tapper? Tepok dada tanya sendiri! Jangan bilang gomen tak tolong, tapi sendiri juga mauk kerja keras sikit. Kalu pendatang boleh buat, kenapa sendiri tak boleh?