Long Selatong

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Long Selatong
Long Selatong is located in Borneo
Long Selatong
Long Selatong
Coordinates: 3°14′00″N 114°49′00″E / 3.23333°N 114.81667°E / 3.23333; 114.81667
Country  Malaysia
State  Sarawak
Administrative Division Marudi
Elevation 196 m (643 ft)

Long Selatong is a Kenyah longhouse[1] in the Marudi division of Sarawak, Malaysia.[2][3] It lies approximately 531.2 kilometres (330 mi) east-north-east of the state capital Kuching.

The village was the subject of research into subsistence farming between 1976 and 1980 by Chin See Chung of the Department of Botany, University of Malaya. He spent long periods with the people and learned the Kenyah language. He concluded that "in principle, the Kenyah swidden system and resources utilization patterns and strategies are stable, adaptive and compatible with the functioning of the rainforest ecosystem".[4]

If the Baram Dam hydroelectric project goes ahead, Long Selatong will be one of the villages affected by the flooding of 389,000 hectares of jungle.[5]

Neighbouring settlements include:


  1. ^ "Aldela Baer" (PDF). Borneo Biomedical Bibliography. 2009-09-25. p. 151. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  2. ^ M. Mohizah, S. Julia and W. K. Soh (2006). A Sarawak Gazetteer (PDF). Kuala Lumpur: Sarawak Forestry Department Malaysia and Forest Research Institute Malaysia. ISBN 983-2181-86-0. OCLC 85818866. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Long Selatong, Malaysia". Geonames. 1994-02-10. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  4. ^ Mark Turin (2008-02-12). "Borneo Research Bulletin" (PDF). pp. 204–205. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  5. ^ Rania Paran (2010-11-04). "Keratan Akhbar Online" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-02. 

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