Chronicling the peaceful Penans of Sarawak

By Marco Ferrarese, Photography Paul Malone

December 2014 REVIEW
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Australian Paul Malone pulls no punches in describing the Penans’ peaceful resistance to the desecration of Sarawak’s rainforest.It is curious why Paul Malone, an Australian reporter, decided to get knee deep into the shady story of the deception of Sarawak’s natives and the state’s cancerous logging. “I thought I was only going to write one feature article on the Penans and their campaign for the forest,” he says. “In 2007, I travelled to Long Kerong for this purpose and interviewed...

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Marco Ferrarese

is a musician, author and travel writer. He has written about overland travel and extreme music in Asia, and blogs at He also curates the Penang Insider, the smart guide for traveling and living in Penang, at His latest book, The Travels of Marco Yolo, is available in bookstores. Follow him on Twitter @monkeyrockworld.

Photography Paul Malone