Tawai: A Voice from the Forest

  If you are curious about the Penan, a 2017 documentary by Bruce Parry is a simple show illustrating their way of life and belief system. The Penans, being semi-nomadic, has always been victims of discrimination by the government and the people who live around them. While this documentary doesn’t delve much into their history… Continue reading Tawai: A Voice from the Forest

Penan or Punan: The Western Understanding

(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