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Workers with Ceria wait for a pipe-welding machine to finish connecting two sections of plastic irrigation pipe in Bario, Malaysia. The company has brought mechanized farming to the Kelabit Highlands.
Jerry Redfern for NPR
July 6, 2015 A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
Sayur manis at a restaurant in Kota Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo. The greens were sautéed with onions, red pepper, dry-fried shallots and egg white.
Konstantin Kakaes for NPR
August 14, 2014 Sayur manis is a green vegetable that tastes like spinach with a hint of asparagus when cooked. It's packed with nutrients, but the raw leaves have been linked to outbreaks of lung failure.
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