SS Vyner Brooke started her service as the royal yacht of Sarawak. The Scottish-built steamship also worked as a merchant ship used between Singapore and Kuching.
However at the beginning of World War II,
In Sarawak, Batang Lupar is famously known for its tidal bore phenomenon where waves of water goes against the direction of the current.
It is also one of the federal constituencies in Malaysia. Meanwhile
Despite reports that Sarawakians and Sabahans were generally agreeable to becoming part of the Malaysian federation, then Indonesian president Sukarno was not happy.
He accused the federation of being a neo-colonial attempt by the British
The Sambas Regency in West Kalimantan Province of Indonesia is known for its beautiful and intricate weaving of Songket Sambas.
Songket is a type of fabric that is hand woven in silk or cotton and
Carl Sofus Lumholtz (1851-1922) was a Norwegian explorer and ethnographer. His best known works were publications on indigenous cultures of Australia and Mexico.
In 1913, Lumholtz made his way to Dutch Borneo, which is the
Putussibau, the capital of the Indonesian regency Kapuas Hulu, is the last market town on the Kapuas river.
Located in the northeastern part of West Kalimantan, it is close to the Indonesia-Malaysian Sarawak border. It is
There are two varieties of ghosts in Southeast Asia renowned for hopping their way around, one is the pocong and the other is jiangshi.
They have different reasons for only being able to hop around: Pocong
Borneo has often been referred to as the Amazon of Asia thanks to its high density biodiversity. So if Borneo is the Asian Amazon, the ‘Amazon river’ of this island is none other than
Where the locals farm their own honey
At Danau Sentarum National Park, the local communities manage their honey production in groups called periau made up of traditional forest honey farmers.
Each periau belongs to a village,
As a Kayan from the Malaysian state of Sarawak, Kapuas Hulu is a place that feels familiar and foreign at the same time.
First of all, the Kapuas Hulu region in West Kalimantan is home to