The Wangkang festival is a unique event aimed to pick up evil spirits and wandering souls believed to be responsible for sickness and epidemics, ultimately to cast them away and bring peace to
Local folktales and legends commonly have an answer for everything. Although they are not scientifically correct, it is still entertaining to know how some things came about from a mythical point of view.
In 1980, South Korean president Chun Do-hwan’s military rule led to a confrontation in a city of Gwangju, the southern region of South Korea. The confrontation would later be known as the Gwangju Uprising,
After the Japanese surrender in August 1945, Royal Australian Air Force planes dropped leaflets all over Sarawak’s First Division.
According to The Sarawak Gazette, the leaflet was foolscap size (a bit longer than
After two of Brooke's officers - Charles James Fox and Henry Steele - were murdered in 1859, the government named two suspects behind the crime.
They were Saweng (sometimes spelled Sawing) and Sakalai (sometimes
Different cultures around the world have attributed mythical creatures as the cause of meteorologic phenomenons or natural disasters like flood and earthquake.
For example, in Japanese mythology, the Namazu is a giant catfish that