When a soldier serves in a war for his country, it is out of patriotism. But what happens when soldiers fight in a war for a country that colonised them?
After World War II (WWII), many Korean and Taiwanese (Formosan) soldiers were convicted for war crimes alongside Japanese troops.
How did they
If you are not familiar with inoculation or variolation (deliberately introducing the pathogen into an uninfected person), it is the method first used to immunize an individual against smallpox with material taken from a patient or a recently variolated individual, in the hopes that a mild, but protective infection would
This is part of Sarawak that no longer exists, which is the first Sarawak Chamber of Commerce:
After 30 years of Brooke rule in Sarawak, the end of 1871 saw how vastly the import and export trade of the country had increased.
The previous 10 years showcased a steady rise of $100,000
In the olden days, Sarawak's capital was also known as 'Sarawak'.
Kuching view. Credits: Pixabay.
Why did the second White Rajah, Charles Brooke decide to change Sarawak's capital name to Kuching on Aug 12, 1872?
Abang Othman Datu Haji Moasili wrote in The Sarawak Gazette on Aug 31, 1964 that explained the
The legend of Iban warrior Unggang and goddesses of Mount Santubong
If it weren’t for Benedict Sandin (1918-1982), many Iban legends and folktales would have been forgotten by now. Originally from Paku, Benedict was an ethnologist, historian and Sarawak Museum curator (December 1966- March 1974).
Here is one of his
After the Japanese surrender in August 1945, Royal Australian Air Force planes dropped leaflets all over Sarawak’s First Division.
According to The Sarawak Gazette, the leaflet was foolscap size (a bit longer than A4) with a broad orange border and it was only available in English.
The content of
Did you know that the current Sarawak flag was inspired by the state’s old flag when it was under the reign of the White Rajahs?
Over the years, there have been several changes to the Sarawak flag with the current design becoming official in 1988.
And who could forget the Trisakti
What type of traveler are you? Are you the type to hit the ground running, or the kind that just wants to relax, kick off your shoes and absorb your surroundings first? At Riverside Majestic's Astana Wing, you can have it both ways (or more).
Situated in the middle of Kuching
In Malaysian history class, we learned that rubber plantations in the country was promoted by an Englishman named Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855-1956).
He was a botanist, naturalist, and geologist who spent most of his time in Singapore.
His career on this side of the globe started in 1888. He applied
What About Kuching (WAK 2019) is back for its third and the biggest edition yet.
Featuring a total of 56 collaborations and 99 events, WAK 2019 will turn Kuching city into a hub of colourful activities between Sept 28 to Oct 27.
Since its inception in 2017, WAK had been