Charles Hose and his love affair with Sarawak

Fort Hose in Marudi was named after Charles Hose, the then Resident of Baram. Born in 1863 in Hertfordshire, he was the son of clergyman Thomas Charles Hose. As a young man, he continued his study at Cambridge University but never completed his degree. With the help of his uncle, George Frederick Hose, the bishop of Singapore, Sarawak and Labuan, Hose landed a job in the Sarawak civil service. The fort - now officially renamed and

A visit to Fort Hose, Marudi, Sarawak

A visit to Marudi, a quiet riverine town in northern Sarawak, would be incomplete without a visit to Fort Hose. Located about 100km upriver from Kuala Baram, Marudi used to be the administrative centre of this area before Miri was founded. Today it is the largest town in Baram district. It all started in 1883 when the then-Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Abdul Momin ceded the Baram

Five bands you need to listen to after Rainforest World Music Festival 2017

Missed the 20th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF)? It’s okay because KajoMag has got you covered. Here are the five bands you need to listen to even when the music and dancing has stopped in the Sarawak rainforest. O Tahiti E (Tahiti) I would not only recommend this band for you to listen to - it is a group you have to watch. Founded in 1986, O Tahiti E is one of the oldest dancing groups in French Polynesia. When the women dance, their

Feeding the Penan community in Long Urun, Belaga

It's 8 am and the rented four-wheel drive is already packed with food, cooking utensils and anthropometric measuring equipment. These tools - weighing scales, height measures - will help nutritionist Nicholas Alvin George and his team of nurses later on in the day when they visit the Penan communities in Long Urun. For