Even as a kid growing up in Malaysia, particularly Sarawak, there's a big chance you might have heard about the bloody interracial conflicts going on in Kalimantan between their native Dayak groups and the
On June 28, 1944, a horrendous war crime was committed in a quiet village called Mandor in West Kalimantan, Indonesia during World War II (WWII).
While some historians believed the number of victims were
While most Sarawakians know the practice of headhunting was part of our history, most of us are not informed about how the heads were received after being taken.
The common understanding is that headhunters
In 1965, the Sarawak Gazette received an anonymous package. Inside, it contained a ‘beautifully bound autograph book with a cover in Chinese silk’.
It was properly addressed to The Sarawak Gazette editor. The
Before it was named Kota Belud, this district was widely known as Tempasuk.
It is located at the midpoint of the highway connecting Sabah’s state capital Kota Kinabalu with Kudat town near the northern
HMAS Kapunda played an important role in Sarawak history. This navy ship was where the Japanese officially signed their surrender in Kuching on Sept 11, 1945. The surrender officially ended Japanese occupation in Sarawak
Nineteenth century Borneo was as exotic as one could imagine. For the outside world, especially Westerners, hardly anything was known about the island except maybe that it was home for headhunters.
It's no surprise
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When Sarawak was an independent kingdom under the reign of three White Rajahs, the then government carried a number of punitive expeditions against its alleged rebels.
These include an expedition against the Ibans in
Located at North Kalimantan, Indonesia, Long Bawan is a small town with a small airport which has become the only gateway via air to Krayan Highlands.
Looking back on its history, it was one