A few months ago, while writing text panels for a local exhibition, I asked a friend to give them a quick once-over. He came back with something unexpected…

When the first issue of the Sarawak Gazette appeared on 26 August 1870, it consisted of a three-page summary of a Reuters telegram’s coverage of the Franco-Prussian war. It also laid down its twofold mission…

There is a certain expectation given when one reads the blurb at the back of a book. It is supposed to tickle your curiosity. Using the span of words normally reserved for a Twitter post…

Tourism is something which most Sara-wakians have grown up with. We can reel off the tip of our tongues without a second thought a laundry list of the many unique local events… Read More

Prior to the industrial revolution in Europe, it is estimated that there were some 6 trillion trees on the planet. In a relative blink of an eye, we have reduced this to 3 trillion…

Grandma was a pianist. Born in the 1890s, she was of high society and was privileged enough to have studied music in Singapore. My working-class parents, believing that their daughter should know music…

Slightly sweet and spongy yet crunchy, the sugarcane flower or locally known as trubuk/telur tebu (sugarcane egg/immature inflorescence) is delectable eaten raw. As robust and well…

The Japanese invaded Borneo in 1941. Despite the risks involved, local populations began supporting the Allies, as they disliked the occupation of Borneo by Japanese… Read More

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