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Life under heavy monsoons

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Despite extraordinary heavy monsoons during rainy season due to climatechanges, people in Kuching on Borneo continue life as usual. I stayed there during the most heavy rain, when the Sarawakriver was at risk of overflooding into the town of Kuching. Outside the city people were evacuated from their homes and schools were closed.

This is some of the impressions, I got in this charming town.

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Chinese lamps blowing in the wind. The chinese new year is coming up on the 19. of February and the whole town of Kuching is decorated for the celebration. More than 200.000 chinese people live in the town.

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WorkIng in the sun.

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An orchid with raindrops after heavy monsoons.

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The fountain of Kusching

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Chinese woman waiting exited on the evenings ceremonies in the chinese buddhist temple.

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The Sarawak River one night under the monsoons where it was not raining.

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Narrow streets of Kuching with the parlament of Sarawak at the end.

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Colourful parkinghouse in Kuching

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More than 200.000 chinese people live in Kuching, and there are a lot of colourful and nicely decorated buddhist temples.

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Candlelights in a chinese buddhist temple

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After days without being able to sail on the river because of high flood, skipper on a longboat watching out for customers

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A longboat on the river of Sarawak.

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The nationalbird of Borneo, the hornbill.

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Transporting passengers from one riverbank to the other.

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The tools of the smith.

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The smith has his workshop in the covered arcades, which also is busy sidewalks for people

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Waiting in the rain for a longboat.

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Jeg er freelancejournalist og fornylig gået på efterløn. Det har givet livet nye muligheder. Somrene tilbringer jeg på smukke Bornholm. Vintrene et sted ude i verden: Marokko, grænselandet mellem Thailand og Myanmar, Bali, Borneo eller et sted i Europa. Netop nu står Europa over for en af sine største flygtningekriser, og jeg vil bruge efteråret og vinteren 2015/16 til at sætte ansigter på denne humanitære tragedie. Jeg vil rejse i Grækenland, hvor mange flygtninge og immigranter første gang sætter foden på europæisk jord, og jeg vil senere tage til Jordan, et af de nærområder, der huser rigtig mange syriske krigsflygtninge.

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