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
Located in Sri Aman, Sarawak, Gunung Lesung National Park is a 500ha conservation area rich in flora and fauna.
But did you know that legend has it that Gunung Lesung (Lesong) used to be
If you are found guilty of murder today, the punishment is usually a life sentence in prison or the death penalty.
But how did Sarawakians in the olden days punish criminals who committed murder?
Despite being a mythical creature, the dragon appears in various folklore of many cultures around the world.
In Western culture, it is typically depicted as winged, horned, four-legged and capable of breathing fire.
While most Sarawakians know the practice of headhunting was part of our history, most of us are not informed about how the heads were received after being taken.
The common understanding is that headhunters