Despite reports that Sarawakians and Sabahans were generally agreeable to becoming part of the Malaysian federation, then Indonesian president Sukarno was not happy. He accused the federation of being a neo-colonial attempt by the British
Owen Rutter (1889-1944) was one of the most celebrated English travel writers in the early 20th century. He was also an English historian and novelist who travelled through Borneo, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Canada and
The Pelagus Rapids are infamously known as the ‘Rapids of Death’. They have caused the deaths of many travellers who needed to travel from Kapit to Belaga. Located up the Rajang river, the ferocious rapids spanning
The Sambas Regency in West Kalimantan Province of Indonesia is known for its beautiful and intricate weaving of Songket Sambas.
Songket is a type of fabric that is hand woven in silk or cotton and
Did you know that the first Malay-language newspaper in the state was called Fajar Sarawak?
Here are 10 things you should know about this long forgotten local publication:
1.It was founded by Muhammad Rakawi Yusuf Fajar Sarawak
After the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec 8, 1941, US and Britain immediately declared war on Japan. The result? The Pacific War spread over around Southeast Asia including Sarawak. By Dec 16 that year, the
When the third White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke decided to cede the kingdom to Britain as a crown colony, many Sarawakians were unhappy. This was because he previously stated he would grant the
It was said that the original Rumah Dayak was going to be rebuilt as a bigger, better commercial project in 1996. Since it was demolished the following year, however, construction has been lagging and
Forget about Captain Jack Sparrow, the most fearsome pirates in this part of the world were the Iranun people. Although the Iranun people are native to Mindanao island in Philippines, they also had settlements on
On Nov 19, a 30-door Kenyah longhouse called Uma Bakung in Sungai Asap was razed by fire at around 10.46am. Locally famous for its pineapple production, the longhouse fire left over 400 people homeless. Many people