Saturday, August 30, 2008

Latest LV "Model"


Came across this latest LV "model" in Marudi, the remote interior of Malaysian Borneo. The manufacturer of this top brand hand bag must be happy that its product has even reached the indigenous people of Borneo.The "model" is heavily tattooed on both her hands and legs,she must be from the hill tribes of Kayan or kenyah. Can you tell if this is the genuine LV bag? There are lots of imitations, but many tribal people are also rich now,having their children working in government departments or in oil fields all over the world.

15 comments:

-eiling- said...

wow...LV must be surprised to see this!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you that many Dayaks are now super rich. When I was small, I could never think of them, especially the women, driving new good cars. You can see many of them now.

It bothers me, however. Was their land been taken away in exchange for a certain amount of money? Many of Sibu people sold their land in exchange for money, especially for sending kids to study overseas. You now the price of land nowadays. If it were not sold in early days, the owners could now be super rich. (of course, if you don't sell it, you cannot be rich although the market price is very high)

rubberseeds said...

eiling:haha if only LV is reading this!

anonymous:They have the most land in the country under the Native Customary Rights category (NCR). A lot of these land is being developed into oil palm plantations on a 70/30/10 basis. 70% for the developer,30% for Land and Custody Development Authority (LCDA) and 10% for the land owners.Some owners have also utilized their land for other big scale agricultural development.If they are not cheated and if they are wise enough to manage this wealth, they will be well off.Of course there are people who prefer to sell off their land for instant cash. There are also many fraudulent land cases.

cc said...

Nice catch! :D

rubberseeds said...

cc:Thank you.

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Anonymous said...

it is so difficult and so expensive for chinese to get land nowadays. if Pakatan will come to power, i hope it will amend some of the regulations.

mama belian n cengal said...

should send this photo for a competition...ha ha ha

happy holiday!!

Yan said...

Have never owned a LV bag or the like. Many have asked the "WHY", while I am bothered by the "HOW"!

Echo cc's nice catch!

rubberseeds said...

mama: Better send to LV to claim for a hand bag! Hope you had a relaxing holiday.

rubberseeds said...

yan: hard to believe a Taukeneo like you do not own a LV bag or the like.I will also ask WHY?.

suituapui said...

Too bad she did not have LV logo-pattern tattooed on her arms!...No point use LV lah...lots of ciplak ones, you won't even know you've been cheated!!!

rubberseeds said...

She must have made her tattoos 50-60 years ago when she was still young and at that time surely LV had not been introduced to the forests in Ulu Baram! Very true that if anyone buys LV or other branded goods in this part of the world,you won't even know you have been cheated or not.

sarawakiana said...

Yes,a good shot.

LV or not women in Sarawak seem to be able to catch up with the latest model of handbags. Every woman has an opinion about her own handbag/s.

She will give you more than 10 reasons for having that handbag. One of the worst is "My husband bought me the (branded) handbag to pacify me."

Reminds me of an English King Richard III,who said,"A horse,a horse! A kingdom for a horse!" (Shakespeare)

rubberseeds said...

sarawakiana:Indeed the craze for a lot of fashionable goods is catching up fast in the rural communities in Sarawak.I notice that many of them,both young and old, are owning the latest model of the handphone.That is the weakness of many women who want to be pacified or who need to be pacified. Are they born that way?