The Battle of Long Jawai was one of the earliest battles in the history of the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation (1963-1966).
The confrontation was an undeclared war which started from Indonesia’s opposition to the creation
The Airmen and the Headhunters: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II is a book written by Judith M. Heimann.
It tells the story of
One of the biggest misconceptions of Borneo in the 19th century was that it was a place where cannibalism was common practice.
Plenty of tribes in Borneo were depicted as cannibals in European writing,
While in Sarawak we have Batang Kayan river in Lundu, in North Kalimantan they have their own Kayan river too.
North Kalimantan borders the Malaysian states of Sabah to the north and Sarawak to
In the beginning of 20th century, the Bornean rhinoceros was common in Sarawak.
Also known as the Eastern Sumatran rhinoceros or Eastern hairy rhinoceros, it was one of the three subspecies of Sumatran rhinoceros.
The Battle of Tarakan refers to different actions which happened during World War II on Tarakan island, off the northeast coast of Borneo.
The first battle of Tarakan happened on Jan 11-12, 1942 when
When second White Rajah, Charles Brooke visited Simanggang in June 1885, the Iban chiefs there complained to him that the Lemanak and Skrang peoples were constantly being attacked by those living near the Kedang
The Ligitan and Sipadan dispute was all over media headlines during the late 90s and early 00s in Malaysia.
It was a territorial dispute between Indonesia and Malaysia over islands in the Celebes Sea,
When news of Japanese troops coming to attack Sarawak broke out, the Chief Secretary put out instructions requiring all Brooke officers to remain at their stations.
However, a group of Sarawak officers decided to
While we call it’ ‘monyet belanda’ in Malaysia, in Indonesia it is called ‘bekantan’. The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is endemic to Borneo and can be found in all three countries on the island.