Ib's farewell speech
Ib's friends and colleagues
Another thing that I will always remember Ib for the question that would confuse any foreigners that come to Sarawak. After he has met so many VIPs in a few weeks, I believed he started becoming curious. "Why are there so many people called YBs, Datuks and Datuk Seris. How do you know who is who?" I understand his concern and there are no Datuks or Datuk Patinggi Tan Sris in Denmark. So i just told him that it needs getting used to - don't rush I said. To me, these VVIPs may forgive him if he misses a few 'titles' when mentioning names. I don't think our VIPs here are very obssessed with their title - or could I be wrong? For me the easiest way not to offend any VVIPs (if you are not sure) should they come within 100 metres of my comfort zone is to avoid them. That's why I can say I would not get promoted anywhere for the next 10 years.
Ms. Tang Hung Huong, Ib's assistant signing a farewell note
Mr. Jong & Dayang Duraiza
Mr. Peter Sawal (Deputy Controller), Ms. Tang and Mdm Rozie (Ib's Personal Assitant)
Yeah - perhaps I can only come up with these few words to describe someone who have done so much for the State of Sarawak. A very hard working and dedicate westerner who tried to adapt to our way of life and succeeded more than any regular Sarawakian. To prove this point, during every durian season, yes that fruit! A fruit that no westerners would want to be near, and a fruit which was featured in the Fear Factor Challenge. Some people mentioned that this is a Fruit With A Smell From Hell.