The Limbang Rebellion from a local point of view

On Dec 8, 1962, Limbang witnessed bloodshed when Sheikh Azahari Sheikh Mahmud (famously known as A.M. Azahari) ordered an attack on the town. He was the leader of the Brunei People’s Party and North Kalimantan National Army (TNKU). After attacking the police station, they captured several rifles and machine guns. They then held

The significance of lucky bamboo during Chinese New Year

First of all, the lucky bamboo is not a bamboo. Despite its name and appearance, this plant that you see being sold during Chinese New Year actually belongs to the Asparagaceae family, the same family as the asparagus. Its scientific name Dracaena sanderiana is named after the German-English gardener Henry Frederick