Headhunting was rampant in 19th century Sarawak. In an effort to control the death toll brought on by headhunting, the-then Brooke government sent out punitive expeditions to suppress this activity.
Here is an account
An example of an Iban Longhouse. Dusun Kedungkang, an Iban longhouse located near Danau Sentarum, West Kalimantan.
Different cultures have different housewarming traditions as people embark on the next step of their lives, which is
Did you know that it was legal to export pangolin scales in Sarawak back in the 1950s?
Pangolin (Manis javanica) was hunted for its scales and then exported through Kuching.
This unique animal has large,
Modern day peacemaking usually has some hand-shaking gesture and official announcement in front of the media if it has gathered public interest.
In 19th century Sarawak, peacemaking ceremonies back then were somehow more interesting.
Also known as Konfrontasi, the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation was an undeclared war with most of the battles happening between Kalimantan (Indonesia) and East Malaysia.
The confrontation was a result from Indonesia’s opposition to the creation
In January 1968, the Psychiatric Specialist-in-Charge of Sarawak Mental Hospital K.E. Schmidt published a paper called ‘Some Murut Concepts of Mental Illness’ in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry.
The Murut people are an indigenous
We have often heard of Sherpas and Nepalese mountain climbers, but did you know that Dayak climbers from Borneo were often recruited by westerners during scientific expeditions?
These adventures took these Dayak climbers out of