Click here for Part 1 The Bukar spread and created new villages out of the original 3 as agricultural land grew scarce, or when a group adopts a different new religion. Sometimes it is due to bad omens. All in all, there are 24 villages within the Bukar area, Serian.Munggu’ Babi: (Cold Hill) Bulit on… Continue reading The Bidayuh: Sadong – Bukar Part 2
The term Bidayuh (Bi= people of, Dayuh= land) encompasses the Bukar-Sadong, Jagoi-Singai, Salako-Lara and Biatah. I had a discussion one day with a friend who believes that the term Bidayuh is a misnomer. The culture and language is different from each of the groups in varying degrees (the Biatah sitting between the Bukar-Sadong and Jagoi-Singai).… Continue reading The term that is Bidayuh
The map above was created in the 1300s based on the coordinates given in Ptolemy’s Geographica, the most systematic account of the whole world known to man in the 2nd century. Ptolemy was a Roman citizen living in Egypt, a scientist who wrote on astronomy, geography and astrology. I looked up the map and tried… Continue reading Borneo: People with tails?!!
Anyone happening to be in KL, come along to the Borneo Hronbill Fest 2011. Kumang/Keling and Dance will be held from 21st to 24th of July 2011. And I’ll be there 😉