During a particularly fruitful durian season, Tambap or better known as Apai Saloi made plenty of tempoyak (fermented durian) with his family.
Looking at their work, Apai Saloi had an idea of selling their tempoyak
More than a hundred years ago, chap ji kee or chap jee ki was a famous gambling game in Sarawak. Today, you can be thrown in jail for playing the illegal gambling game of
Here is an Iban legend from the Batang Ai area as recorded by N.S Haile on Aug 31, 1954 in the Sarawak Gazette.
A long time ago, there was an Iban Balau man named
Born on Sept 15, 1856, Reverend William Howell was a Eurasian born to a Welsh engineer named Frederick Howell and a Malay woman.
He was raised in Kuching before he left for England to study
Local folktales and legends commonly have an answer for everything. Although they are not scientifically correct, it is still entertaining to know how some things came about from a mythical point of view.
After two of Brooke's officers - Charles James Fox and Henry Steele - were murdered in 1859, the government named two suspects behind the crime.
They were Saweng (sometimes spelled Sawing) and Sakalai (sometimes
An ambush was a favourite strategy among Sarawakians in the olden days especially when headhunting was still in practice.
The tactic had proven effective in winning tribal wars, including the Great Kayan Expedition in
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
Apai Saloi (which means Saloi's father) is a famous comical legend in Iban folktales. His stories would often be told by an elder at night at the longhouse as a source of entertainment.
Did you know that when Sarawak was under the reign of the Brooke family (1841-1946), there were regulations to keep the local sex industry in check?
Here are 10 things you need to know