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Tuesday Tales #14: Lejo

Long ago, when the Kayan people still resided in Apo Kayan, which was along the Batang Kayan river, a longhouse community had been suffering the loss of their livestock.

Tuesday Tales #13: End of Harvest (Part 3)

It marks the closure of a well celebrated, tedious and long paddy harvest of each year, as the saying goes all good things must come to an end. More often than not, Ngiling Bidai and Ngiling Tikai are deemed as the same thing.

Tuesday Tales #12: End of Harvest (Part 2)

(This is Tuesday Tales, where we highlight folklores and personal stories from indigenous peoples from all across Borneo. These are stories shared with us. We strive to edit it to the best of our capabilities for your enjoyment. We welcome your feedback at hello@thetuyang.com) Borneo Indigenous Communities End of Harvest Celebrations Most of the indigenous peoples of Borneo that plant and cultivate rice celebrate their long and tedious endeavour at the… Read More »Tuesday Tales #12: End of Harvest (Part 2)

Midweek Reflections #9: Rose Belarek

In the beginning of it all it was quite a shock for me. This was something that I had never expected to happen in my lifetime. I had so much to go on with, so I had a lot to think about how my craftwork would survive this pandemic. As it went on, I felt ill for quite some time. It was maybe from being flustered by the situation, but thank God, I got my health back.

Tuesday Tales #10: Senguyon Nugan

Most of Sarawak’s indigenous people such as the Kenyah, Kayan, Iban, Bidayuh and more, practised hill paddy shifting cultivation, especially in the olden days. This involves clearing (often referred to as – cut, slash and burn) of fresh fertile land for paddy cultivation during each planting season.