On Dec 8, 1962, Limbang witnessed bloodshed when Sheikh Azahari Sheikh Mahmud (famously known as A.M. Azahari) ordered an attack on the town.
He was the leader of the Brunei People’s Party and North Kalimantan National Army (TNKU).
After attacking the police station, they captured several rifles and machine guns.
They then held
Nothing sums up ‘fusion food’ better than yōshoku.
Yōshoku is a Western-influenced cooking style of Japanese food. Most of these dishes originated during the Meiji Restoration era (1868 to 1912) when the Meiji Emperor opened its border to foreign ideas and trading.
During that time, the Emperor lifted the ban on red
Do you know that one of the oldest love letters could be traced back to more than 5000 years ago in Indian mythology?
Princess Rukmini wrote a letter to King Krishna and it was carried by one of her messenger.
Fast forward to the 21st century with advanced technology, people hardly write
A film, called The Raven, was banned in Miri, as being "purely morbid and gruesome.”
That was the the description that was published in The Sarawak Gazette on July 1, 1937.
So what was so morbid and gruesome about the movie that it was banned? Plus, where did Mirians watch movies back
‘Rix Rax’ was originally written as a Sarawak war song, but it eventually became a closing hymn for a party.
The discussion on ‘Rix Rax’ in the Sarawak Gazette
In a letter published to the Sarawak Gazette on Feb 29, 1956, N.S Haile inquired about what he called the ‘Sarawak National Anthem’.
During the 19th and early 20th century, many European explorers made their way to what they deemed as the "exotic" island of Borneo.
Some were looking for wealth while others were seeking knowledge, to be the first one to discover something new.
British novelist William Somerset Maugham for instance came to Sarawak
The Borneo campaign of 1945 was the last major Allied campaign in the South West Pacific Area during World War II (WWII) to liberate Japanese-held Borneo.
One of the combats that took place during the campaign was Battle of Beaufort in 1945.
Located about 90 kilometers south of Kota Kinabalu, the
Malaysia has a lot of islands. In fact, there are 878 that belong to the country.
Taking the prize for having the largest number of islands is the state of Sabah, with 394 within its waters.
Each of these islands has its own charm. Some Malaysian islands are uninhabited, while others are
In 1945, the Australian Z Special Unit organised a dangerous mission to rescue the Sultan of Ternate, Muhammad Jabir Syah right under the Japanese nose. They called the mission Operation Opossum.
Also known as the Kingdom of Gapi, the Sultanate of Ternate is one of the oldest Muslim kingdoms in Indonesia.
If you want to raid the enemy’s harbour and blow up their ships without getting caught, what better way to do it than using one of the enemy’s own vessels?
MV Krait is a wooden-hulled vessel that was used in a raid against Japanese ships anchored in Singapore Harbour during the