The generation of today is living in a world where they are offered a vast array of choices, whether in music, pop culture or dance. With that, comes the decline of interest in traditional arts, culture and music. It’s inevitable, as things are everchanging. The custodians of traditional culture are gradually declining, as fewer and… Continue reading What’s your ROOTS man???
(Sourced from Sabah Forum) Malaysia Independence Day is August 31st? Think again. Click here to read a post by Vernon Kedit.
Daun ubi, tapioca leaves or better known in Bidayuh as dawu’ bandung, is a plant that grow in the wild, but has been cultivated as widely eaten by the Bidayuhs. They say if you want to know if a Bidayuh lives in a particular house, look at the backyard. If there are tapioca leaves planted,… Continue reading The humble vegetable
(Sourced from Global Voices) There has been confusion about the terms Penan and Punan in ethnographic literature. In Sarawak, these two groups tend to be collectively grouped with various other tribal peoples. According to Needham (2007), investigations confirm that there are a number of nomadic peoples in Borneo and the Penan form one group. The… Continue reading Penan or Punan: The Western Understanding
(Taken from Traditional Sape Music) For those interested to learn more about the sape’ and Orang Ulu music, check out Melody of Borneo and Traditional Sape Music. They have great info on the history, trends and events of Malaysian Borneo music.
Movement for Change Sarawak will be organising a Red Rally, Walk for Democracy and Refrom at the Museum Gardens tomorrow, together with a wreath laying ceremony at fallen heroes memorial in Waterfront and the Gardens. Police permit has not been granted due to Ramadhan, while the ex-servicemen association are furious about the wreath laying (they… Continue reading The Red Rally