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 spelled Sekalai). So who were they and what drove them to kill the officers? Here is what
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 causes earthquakes with his tail. Meanwhile, the thunderbird in Native American culture is believed to have
Known as "pelanduk" in Malay and Iban, a mouse-deer belongs to the genus Tragulus of even-toed ungulates. It belongs to the same family of lesser mouse-deer or kancil. While the lesser mouse-deer is known for its cunning behavior in Indonesian and Malaysian folktales, the Melanau community of Sarawak also have
When it comes to political movies, the storylines can often be intense and thought-provoking. Additionally when it comes to its characters, there is usually an idealistic one who does not understand the dirty rules of politics. Unfortunately, there are not many Asian film industries daring enough to come out with
Today, Kinabatangan is the capital of Kinabatangan district in Sabah’s Sandakan Division. But many generations ago, there was a cave in this area that mythical princesses called home. British explorer Frank Hatton recorded many legends and stories when he came to North Borneo (Sabah) working as a geologist.