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
An epidemic happens when there is a rapid spread of disease to a large of number of people under a short period of time.
When the disease is spread to other countries or continents and affects a large number of people, then it is called a pandemic, just like what the
The Sarawak Gazette has published many eyebrow-raising stories since its first publication in 1870.
Most of these incidents took place in Sarawak while others happened in other countries.
One of the strange incidents that was reported in the gazette took place in May 1937.
The headline of the report was “Asleep for a
Operation Semut was a series of reconnaissance operations that took place in Sarawak.
It was carried out by Australia’s Z Special Unit in 1945 during the final days of World War II (WWII).
Altogether, there were four operations were undertaken under Operation Semut.
Their main objectives? To gather intelligence and to train the
Do you know a plague of locusts once hit North Borneo about a century ago in 1919?
The Sarawak Gazette on Dec 16, 1919 reported that until that year North Borneo had never suffered from a locust plague on a big scale.
“As far as is known the only occasion on which
When the Kayans are naming a child, or engaged in any special ceremony, such as going on the war-path, matches may not be used and fire must be made by drawing rattan backwards and forwards on a piece of soft, dry wood. Credit: Public Domain.
When speaking about Kayan migration, many
When it comes to the Pacific War, most people believe that the first shots that began it all was Pearl Harbour.
Little do most people know that the first attack actually took place in Kota Bharu, the capital of Malaysian state of Kelantan, as part of the Japanese invasion of
The Brunei Civil War took place centuries years ago from 1660 to 1673. However, the consequences from this particular warfare seems to have an effect even to this day.
Adding on to the element of disbelief of this piece of history, the Brunei Civil War had, in fact, started from a
The Crown Colony of Sarawak was established in 1946 right after the dissolution of the British Military Administration.
On Sept 16, 1963, it was succeeded as the state of Sarawak through the formation of the Malaysian federation.
Unlike other Crown colonies, Sarawak was perhaps the most unique one. Sarawak continued its pre-existing
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If you are a K-drama fan, you must know about ‘chimaek’. It is a Korean slang word which mashes up chikin (fried chicken) and maekju (beer).
For Sarawakians, the last thing you would imagine to pair your beer with is fried chicken. However, South Korean have introduced the