There were many adventurers who came to Borneo during the 19th century.
While most of them jotted down their experiences in writing, only a few talented ones managed to capture it in drawings.
One of them
The berbayoh ceremony is a type of traditional healing ritual practiced by Melanau pagans.
Since many Melanau have embraced Christianity and Islam, such ritual is rarely in practice.
According to the former Mukah district officer W.G.
According to Melanau folklore, Tugau is a demigod chief whose cough could be heard 60km away.
There are several accounts written about this legendary hero. In the Oya Melanau by Stephen Morris, Tugau was said
Every culture has its own customs and taboos during childbirth.
These customs and tradition mainly have one sole purpose; to protect the mother and her newborn baby from harm.
Here are Iban childbirth customs as
The Battle of Lintang Batang was one of the many skirmishes which took place between the Skrang Iban led by the famous warrior Rentap and the Brooke government of Sarawak.
One of the historical significance
In the olden days, building a new longhouse was usually heavily influenced by superstitions.
Reverend William Howell once recorded his observation of the Iban customs when building a new longhouse.
He stated, “It is not uncommon