King Leopold II, who ruled Belgium from 1865 to 1909, is known for many things.
Thanks to his huge number of construction projects, from buildings to public works in Belgium, he is remembered as the
Marudi is a quiet town in Sarawak famous for its kueytiaw noodles.
But did you know this town was once called Claudetown (sometimes spelled as Claude Town) not Marudi?
It was named Claudetown after Claude Champion
"There came out to Sarawak at about this time a young man who was destined to play a sinister part in the history of the Sarawak Raj."
This is how Sylvia Brett, the last Ranee
For an idea of how Borneo looked like before the Brookes, have a read of The Eastern Seas written by George Windsor Earl.
An English navigator, Earl was the first one to provide a European account of north-west
Lubok Antu is a small district located in Sri Aman division of Sarawak.
The history of its bazaar dates back to 1872. Back then the bazaar was made of double-storey wooden shophouses, a market and
The story started of how Sarawak got a sultan begins with Sultan Muhammad Hassan, the 9th sultan who ruled the Bruneian Empire from 1582 to 1598.
He succeeded the throne from Shah Berunai, his older
Avet is what the Kayan people in Borneo call their baby carriers.
Typically consisting of a rattan and wood frame and woven rattan straps to carry the baby, some wooden seats in an avet can be removed completely.
Balan-balan is a ghost of Sabahan folk mythology, also known as Penanggalan or Hantu Penanggal in West Malaysia.
Famous in Kota Belud, it is also called ‘B kuasa dua’ which means B to the power
While North America had the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1800s, other people in the Victorian era were rushing to satisfy a scientific obsession - collecting natural specimens.
This obsession for new discoveries and adventure brought
Our story on Crocodile Effigies is a two-parter. To learn about the significance of crocodile effigies in the Iban mali umai ritual, click here: Crocodile Effigies Part 1: The Iban mali umai ritual
Reptiles, from the smallest little cicak to