The calmness, the serenity, the natural splendour washes over you. You are immediately destressing. Rebooting. Depressurising. Recharging. Life is looking good again. Welcome to Bario, Sarawak.
Bario (pronounced ‘Bariew’) is a village located in the northeastern region of Sarawak, bordering Indonesian Kalimantan. It is home to the Kelabit tribe, one of the many Orang Ulu (upriver) tribes of Sarawak. The Kelabit population is only about 6,000 strong in Sarawak, out of which only about 1,200 Kelabit still in Bario and the Kelabit highlands as most of them, especially the younger generation have migrated to urban areas such as Lawas & Miri.