Here is an Iban legend from the Batang Ai area as recorded by N.S Haile on Aug 31, 1954 in the Sarawak Gazette. A long time ago, there was an Iban Balau man named Garai. One day, Garai went out hunting in the Klingkang Range with his blowpipe where he
Modern day peacemaking usually has some hand-shaking gesture and official announcement in front of the media if it has gathered public interest. In 19th century Sarawak, peacemaking ceremonies back then were somehow more interesting. It usually involved some kind of tajau (jar) being exchanged and sometimes even human sacrifice. Here, KajoMag
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 for its cunning behavior in Indonesian and Malaysian folktales, the Melanau community of Sarawak also have
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 recorded many legends and stories when he came to North Borneo (Sabah) working as a geologist.
Also known as Konfrontasi, the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation was an undeclared war with most of the battles happening between Kalimantan (Indonesia) and East Malaysia. The confrontation was a result from Indonesia’s opposition to the creation of Malaysia. Initially, Indonesian attacks on East Malaysia comprised of local volunteers trained by the Indonesian