Tag: Kalimantan

Culture

Friendships, betrayals and manhunts: What you need to know about the Gaat expedition 1919

Patricia Hului

When Sarawak was an independent kingdom under the reign of three White Rajahs, the then government carried a number of punitive expeditions against its alleged rebels. These include an expedition against the Ibans in Kedang and the infamous Cholera Expedition down Lupar river. Reasons for these punitive expeditions varied; from punishing fleeing criminals to pacifying […]

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Culture

The aftermath of the Indonesian-Malaysian confrontation at Long Bawan

Patricia Hului

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 of the combat operations sites between British Commonwealth forces and Indonesian armies during the Indonesian-Malaysian confrontation. The confrontation which started in […]

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