'Romusha' is actually a Japanese word for labourer. However during World War II (WWII), it specifically referred to forced labourers during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia.
According to the US Library of Congress, it
Food has always been the best way to become familiar with a place, culture and its people, so I tried to sample every dish during the Traditional Food Festival held in Lanjak, West
During a traditional food festival in Lanjak in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, no preservative or artificial flavouring such as MSG was used in any of the dishes. This also includes the oil they used for
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
The legend of how salt springs were discovered in the Krayan Highlands according to the locals
Long time ago, the whole area of Krayan Highlands was a thick forest. Then came a man who saw
Torch ginger (Etlingera elatior) is widely known as bunga kantan in Malaysia. It is also known as ginger flower, torch lily, Philippine wax flower, Indonesian tall ginger, rose de porcelaine and porcelain rose.
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
Salt plays an important role in not just Sarawakian cuisine, but in Borneo overall.
Besides seasoning, every community, whether they were Iban, Bidayuh or Kadazandusun, used salt as a means to preserve their food.
The Fountain of Youth for Krayan Highlands is rather accessible.
Tales of the fountain of youth have been recounted across the world for centuries. Supposedly, it is a spring that restores the youth of
The black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata) is such a unique plant that it is the official mascot for East Kalimantan province.
Also known as anggrek hitam in the Indonesian language, this orchid can be found