THE DIFFERENT CHARMS AND AMULETS – generically named jimat, ajimat, zimat in Malay-Indonesian language – made by the Dayak and Melanau (A-Liko) peoples in Borneo, including East Malaysia (Sarawak, Sabah), Brunei and Kalimantan (Indonesia), have remained little known until now.

AT THE EDGE OF BINTAWA, east of Kuching city, fishing boats dock by a jetty on a daily basis, returning from sea filled …

 Alice in a sad state  What’s the lifespan of the average building?  By the calculation of an accountant, around 30 …

China ‘headrests’ evolved from smooth stones with a concave surface. By the late sixth century, they were rectangular blocks made …

Thirteen-year-old Wong peddled hard downhill. The more speed he built up, the less of a puffing walk he would have …

Her massage is powerful; her hands are wrinkled with age but still strong. Starting at the base of your belly, …

“A glow worm (Lamprigera sp.) leaves a trail of bright green light during its nocturnal hunt for snails. Actually a …

Living in quaint Kuching is living in amidst old things. Our heritage is not only confined to museums, but is all …

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