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Renau is a small town on the Malaysian side of Borneo. It is a stop over for several long distance bus routes and most of the people I saw here looked much different than any others I saw in Asia. Also, a great many seemed to be always indulging in the betel nut which causes red stained teeth and lips and gives them a buzz.

I spoke to some locals that (as is the case on other islands in the region) do not consider themselves Malaysian but rather as one said "Borneo Man".

Renau, Borneo Malaysia May 1996