Sarawak had just approved a new constitution in September 1941 - a constitution that would see an end to Brooke autocratic rule and see itself transitioning to self-governance - when the Japanese invaded in
Keringkam embroidery is a significant artistic heritage for the Sarawak Malay community.
The word ‘keringkam’ comes from the gold or silver thread called clinquant thread used to embroider motifs on shawls and headscarves.
British Charles Hose was the one responsible for the discovery of oil in Miri, Sarawak.
After his appointment as the Resident of Baram in 1890, Hose started mapping oil seeps in and around Miri.
He reportedly gave his findings to the Sarawak government
If you look up ‘Betong’ on Google, more often than not you will probably end up with Betong, Thailand.
The Thai town of Betong is located in southern Thailand, near the Malaysian border. It is
Most cultures in the world have their own unique creation myths. It is a symbolic narrative of how the world began and how people first came to live in it.
In Malaysian Borneo state
After the end of World War II, Sarawak was briefly administered by the British Military Administration.
On July 1, 1946, the third White Rajah Vyner Brooke ceded the kingdom to the British Government.
There was a Malay woman who gave the first Ranee of Sarawak Margaret Brooke a coconut as a parting gift before she left for England.
The woman told the Ranee that the coconut would bring
“Everyone of us has an inner voice. If you are a girl, you have the picture of a princess inside of you. If you are boy, you have the picture of a prince inside
SS Vyner Brooke started her service as the royal yacht of Sarawak. The Scottish-built steamship also worked as a merchant ship used between Singapore and Kuching.
However at the beginning of World War II,
‘Sarawak First’ may have become the main theme for newly registered Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), but when it comes to other firsts in Sarawak, here are some notable milestones in the region's transportation history: