IT is not really easy riding a motorcycle over a long stretch of road — say from Kuching city to Lundu — despite the highly romanticised notion that it can be quite liberating. Being a motorcyclist myself, I know hours... more »
ONCE a part of ballroom dancing repertoire, it has been renamed dancesport to suit its modern image as a demanding sporting activity. Despite being relatively new in Sarawak, dancesport has unearthed a few outstanding young talents who have excelled not... more »
IN a society where written history is fairly limited or even absent, many historians tod ay have depended on oral history for their findings. As such, oral history should continue to play an important research role, particularly in Sarawak, as... more »
Betel nut or quid chewing has traditionally played an important role in social customs, religious practices and cultural rituals, not just among the Malays but also other indigenous groups in Borneo.
EARLY this month, the international diving community was up in arms over a series of photos uploaded to social media websites allegedly depicting the removal of marine species from the ocean, including what appeared to be threatened and protected species,... more »
THE YEAR 1919 was the last time WunChieh had a visit from a direct son and a Foochow pioneer — Tiong King Kee. Between 1949 and 1974 because of political changes in China and Southeast Asia, many Foochows had found... more »
PUBLIC simplified social understanding has been that dyslexic children have a problem that causes them to switch letters around in their heads when they attempt to read, and as such, they are not very smart and often actually slow. But this... more »
IT did not occur to him that he would dedicate 40 years of his life to Chinese education but the limited employment opportunities in the early 70’s and his enthusiasm for guiding the young had kept him in the teaching... more »