Be it a punitive excursion or a tribal feud, war expeditions way back in the 19th century Sarawak took a lot of time and resources to prepare.
Taking the infamous cholera expedition in 1902,
Do you know what happens to your body after your heart stops beating?
Within seconds of death, the oxygen in your body will be depleted. Then the blood collects in the most dependent parts
Back in the early days of Sarawak Museum, many of its curators became prominent zoologists, anthropologists and archaeologists.
Being posted here in Sarawak when it was almost unknown to the Western world allowed these
Headhunting is the act of taking and preserving a person’s head after killing that person.
Generally, scholars agree that headhunting practice’s primary function was for ritualistic and ceremonial purposes.
Some even theorized that the
If you've never heard of Igan, it is a small district located near the Batang Igan river in the central region of Sarawak.
The population is mostly made up of Melanau people, who are
“One of the most difficult things in this world is to find out from a Dyak the distance between one place and another.”
This was what Charles Grant wrote in A Tour amongst the Dyaks
Did you know that when plans for electric street lighting were drawn up in Penang and Kuala Lumpur in 1894, the second White Rajah Charles Brooke refused to adopt this new technology?
Despite his misgivings,
After the Japanese surrendered on Aug 15, 1945, most of the occupied countries took a long time to repair the damage brought about by the war.
According to reports by British Military Administration (BMA),
Before logging for timber became one of Sarawak's most controversial practices in the 20th century due to issues in scale and transparency, part of the Sarawak economy in the 19th century depended on other
If you have been following KajoMag, you'll know that we love The Sarawak Gazette.
The gazette was a pet project of the Second White Rajah Charles Brooke established in 1870.
Its first issue dated