Remembering an old Iban ceremony called ‘Gawai padi datai’

The Iban community is known for having different kinds of gawai celebrations. Even though we associate the word 'gawai' with partying today, the feasting and festivities are actually secondary to the main event of the gawai celebration which is the religious ritual. Some of the examples of gawai rituals

12 Indonesia-Malaysia combats during Konfrontasi you should know

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 of Malaysia. Initially, Indonesian attacks on East Malaysia comprised of local volunteers trained by the Indonesian

5 things you might not know about torch ginger or bunga kantan

Torch ginger (Etlingera elatior) is widely known as bunga kantan in Malaysia. It is also known as ginger flower, torch lily, Philippine wax flower, Indonesian tall ginger, rose de porcelaine and porcelain rose. Here in Malaysia, the bud of the torch ginger makes an important ingredient in dishes such as laksa

The aftermath of the Indonesian-Malaysian confrontation at Long Bawan

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

Does listening to music help you in your concentration?

You have heard this before; listening to music when studying or doing you work could help you to focus. But how true is this statement? Here at KajoMag, we look at different studies on the effects of listening to music on our concentration. One study shows that listening to classical

KajoPicks: 5 performances we loved during RWMF 2019

If you were there during Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF 2019), chances are you may still be suffering from post-RWMF withdrawal. Despite a claim on international media last year that the festival was a dying brand with no new stories being told, the festival has definitely proven the critics wrong. The

10 harsh realities of being a young Malaysian entrepreneur

Here at KajoMag, we want you to know these 10 harsh realities of being a young Malaysian entrepreneur before you decide to become one: Being an entrepreneur can be like going down rabbit hole; you never know what to expect until you make that jump. 1.Not everybody gets startup capital The number one