We have often heard of Sherpas and Nepalese mountain climbers, but did you know that Dayak climbers from Borneo were often recruited by westerners during scientific expeditions?
These adventures took these Dayak climbers out of
In Malaysian history class, we learned that rubber plantations in the country was promoted by an Englishman named Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855-1956).
He was a botanist, naturalist, and geologist who spent most of his
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
In 1965, the Sarawak Gazette received an anonymous package. Inside, it contained a ‘beautifully bound autograph book with a cover in Chinese silk’.
It was properly addressed to The Sarawak Gazette editor. The
HMAS Kapunda played an important role in Sarawak history. This navy ship was where the Japanese officially signed their surrender in Kuching on Sept 11, 1945. The surrender officially ended Japanese occupation in Sarawak
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.
Erpha Ahdayani Othman, 42, might look like any stay-at-home mother in Bintulu. However, most people would not know that she actually creates gowns for Silkstone Barbie dolls, selling them to customers all over the
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What About Kuching (WAK 2019) is back for its third and the biggest edition yet.
Featuring a total of 56 collaborations and 99 events, WAK 2019 will turn Kuching city into a hub of
When Sarawak was an independent kingdom under the reign of three White Rajahs, the then government carried a number of punitive expeditions against its alleged rebels.
These include an expedition against the Ibans in