#WhoAmISabah – Werry Leong (Johor Series)

Once upon a time, my mother was washing clothes near the riverside and my father was in a sampan from his hometown Sarikei, Sarawak. That was how they met, I think:P

Dad is a Chinese born from Sarikei, Sarawak and mum is a Kadazan from Putatan, which makes me a proud Sino Kadazan who speaks more Kadazan than Chinese.

In 1995, I started tracking down my father’s side of the family (menjejak kasih).  My dad still have a living younger brother in Sibu, Sarawak.

I was curious to find my roots. I managed to find my uncle even though my father have not returned since he left Sarawak and there was no current address or phone number to start with.

I searched through old correspondences that my mother kept.

‘Can u imagine, I called the same no. It is still existing! The owner of the number then led me to another person and finally, I found out that my uncle have moved already.  I kept at it and I got through!’.

I went to visit my uncle in Sarikei with my wife  and mother. I have not met the rest of the family.

Currently I am selling unit trust, based in Johor Bahru, Johor

I am not a Fabulous Sabahan lah! I am a normal Sabahan who is proud to be Sabahan because we are a very diverse people and multi-racial and closer to one another. You see, we have 37 native ethnicity in Sabah and yet we all can seat down together in one table and eat harmoniously without any animousity!

Please call me at +60167182877  because I seldom check my facebook unless there’s an email which I receive from my gmail (werryel@gmail.com).

  1. #1 by Sarikei on 16/08/2011 - 3:29 am

  2. #2 by Whoamisabah Page on 16/08/2011 - 2:36 pm

    Hi Sarikei, thanx for the link! Hi @werry fyi:P

  3. #3 by cimb wealth advisors berhad on 18/09/2013 - 2:41 pm

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