Celebrating Christmas in the village fun

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ONE FOR THE ALBUM: Some folk of Kampung Long Jeeh after a picnic.

MIRI: Many Christians get a choice of celebrating Christmas in the comfort of their town house or go back to their roots in the village.

Ellice Iuo, 46, decided to spend Christmas in a rural setting.

Ellice and her husband come from Long Jeeh, Ulu Baram, which is eight hours’ journey by 4WD.

“This time we agreed to go back to the village together to celebrate Christmas with our parents,” she told thesundaypost when met yesterday.

REFRESHING: Ellice’s eight-year-old daughter (far right) enjoys bathing in a mini-waterfall in their village with her two cousins.

She said her husband’s siblings, nieces and nephews came all the way from Kuching to join them.

Ellice, who works as an officer with a shipping company here, said they enjoyed the relaxing village scenario amidst green trees and fresh air.

“We went on picnics by the river with our relatives and other villagers,” she added.

Ellice brought along her two children, aged eight and 13, and they had a great time.

“Despite the long journey and bumpy logging roads to reach our village, it was a worthwhile experience and we look forward to another family gathering,” she said.

HAVING FUN: Children take part in games on Christmas day.