The pandemic has put small businesses, artisans and creative practitioners, such as ours, in a state of uncertainty, even in a limbo. However, we discovered that by remembering our “why”, which is our reason for being and doing what we do – it makes it that much easier for us to continuously push ourselves forward. And innovate even at a tough time. That is why, despite the odds of the… Read More »Digi shows love to the small guys…including us!
Our co-founder, Juvita Tatan Wan had the opportunity to chat with Sharmilla Ganesan (BFM89.9) and shared her views together with Emmanuel “Nuk” Chee, former president of Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu.
Centuries ago, the Va’ie Segan community resided at the mouth of the Sungai Sebezaw and Qaqeb river. They lived off the forest, river and the sea. Some were fishermen, prawn and crab catchers along the Sungai Bintulu streams.
One day, the Forest Gecko and Squirrel went hunting. They made their way to the hunting ground, a place where they had already built a hunting camp.
The story begins with Kaleng Buran, a charming, handsome and brave young man. Wherever he went, women would fall in love at the sight of him.
Inu denga kem Tuyang? (How are you doing my friends?) My name is John Wan Usang, the other co-founder of The Tuyang Initiative.
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.
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.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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)
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.