The Wangkang festival is a unique event aimed to pick up evil spirits and wandering souls believed to be responsible for sickness and epidemics, ultimately to cast them away and bring peace to
Local folktales and legends commonly have an answer for everything. Although they are not scientifically correct, it is still entertaining to know how some things came about from a mythical point of view.
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
For those who survived, they kept their silence for 30 years. Nobody knew what they did during World War II (WWII).
For those who died during their missions, nobody, not even their families knew about
Did you know that the current Sarawak flag was inspired by the state’s old flag when it was under the reign of the White Rajahs?
Over the years, there have been several changes to the
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
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
An ambush was a favourite strategy among Sarawakians in the olden days especially when headhunting was still in practice.
The tactic had proven effective in winning tribal wars, including the Great Kayan Expedition in
It is widely known that Mount Santubong is named after a celestial princess named Santubong.
But did you know that the Sarawak Chinese community has their own legend behind the region’s iconic Mount Santubong?
In January 1968, the Psychiatric Specialist-in-Charge of Sarawak Mental Hospital K.E. Schmidt published a paper called ‘Some Murut Concepts of Mental Illness’ in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry.
The Murut people are an indigenous