It’s Gawai Dayak and I would like to wish my very good Iban friend David in Brunei a very happy Gawai and “Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai”!

I got to know David about 13 years ago and we have become very good friends. David is also known as the Brunei Wildman. Before you start conjuring images of an abominable jungle man in your mind, let me assure you that David is actually a nice fun-loving guy and also an MBA graduate.

The Brunei Wildman dressed in Iban warrior costume

David has a passion for primitive arts, handicrafts and antique and has a big collection of such items. He has an in-depth knowledge of Iban customs and cultures and is thus able to explain to you the story or significance behind these arts and handicrafts. Though he does not have any retail outlet, he is one person whom a lot of people will look for when they want to buy handicrafts or antiques in Brunei.

Celebrities who had purchased handicrafts and antiques from him when they visited Brunei includes actress Brooke Shields, tennis star Andre Agassi, Chelsea Clinton and former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Don’t believe me? See the photos below.

The Brunei Wildman With Brooke Shields and Andre Agassi

The Brunei Wildman with Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill & Hillary Clinton

The Brunei Wildman with Madeleine Albright

Want to know more about the Dayaks? Contact the Brunei Wildman. Looking for antiques? Contact the Brunei Wildman. Want an eco-tourism tour when you visit Brunei? Contact the Brunei Wildman. He is sure to make your trip to Brunei a very memorable one. David (aka the Brunei Wildman) can be reached at bruneiwildman@yahoo.com.

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