Long Lellang

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Long Lellang
Long Lellang is located in Borneo
Long Lellang
Long Lellang
Coordinates: 3°27′32″N 115°10′53″E / 3.45882°N 115.18149°E / 3.45882; 115.18149Coordinates: 3°27′32″N 115°10′53″E / 3.45882°N 115.18149°E / 3.45882; 115.18149
Country Malaysia
State Sarawak
Elevation
671 m (2,201 ft)

Long Lellang (also known as Long Lelang) is a small village in the Kelabit highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia.[1] It lies approximately 578 kilometres (359 mi) east-north-east of the state capital Kuching.

The village is predominantly populated by the Kelabit tribe, though a number of Penan people also live there. All the surrounding villages near Long Lellang are Penan villages. The village has shops and a church, and over 100 students are enrolled at the village school, SRK Long Lellang.[2]

The population of Long Lellang is about 100 families.

Long Lellang Airport is a STOL airfield, providing access to this remote village.[3] An aerial view of the village as it was before the new airstrip and terminal building were constructed is viewable on the Aviation Forum.[4]

Neighbouring settlements include:

It takes between four and six days to travel on foot from Long Lellang to Bario, the main settlement in the Kelabit highlands.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Long Lellang, Malaysia". Geonames. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  2. ^ a b c "A Guide to Long Lellang". 2010-12-19. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  3. ^ "DCA Sarawak - STOL Aerodrome". Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia. 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  4. ^ "Confrontation - Know your enemy, was it Soekarno ? - Page 2 - Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums". Retrieved 2010-12-31.