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
One of the biggest misconceptions of Borneo in the 19th century was that it was a place where cannibalism was common practice.
Plenty of tribes in Borneo were depicted as cannibals in European writing,
Back in the early days of Sarawak Museum, many of its curators became prominent zoologists, anthropologists and archaeologists.
Being posted here in Sarawak when it was almost unknown to the Western world allowed these
Headhunting is the act of taking and preserving a person’s head after killing that person.
Generally, scholars agree that headhunting practice’s primary function was for ritualistic and ceremonial purposes.
Some even theorized that the
The ngajat is a traditional Iban dance in Borneo. It is traditionally performed as a welcoming dance, before and after a war or headhunting trip and to celebrate a bountiful harvest.
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