Tuesday, November 30, 2021

James Alexander Ritchie

Amazing Sarawak – PART 25

PART 25 Longest “Jalur Gemilang” flag Fourteen students from Queen’s Art Academy in Kuching created the nation’s longest flag, “Jalur Gemilang” to mark the 42nd National Day. To complete the flag, they stitched up 46 bales of cloth material, each measuring 40...

Amazing Sarawak – PART 24

PART 24 Longest Christmas Yule Log Holiday Inn Miri successfully created the longest chocolate Christmas Yule Log in Malaysia, measured and verified at 101.7 metres long on 21 December 1998. The ingredients used included 1,800 eggs, 43kg of sugar, 24kg of butter,...

Amazing Sarawak – PART 18

  Part 18 First Prime Minister declared as Hero of Sarawak Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj was born naturally as a prince in Alor Setar, Kedah on 8 February 1903, as the twelfth child of Sultan Abdul Hamid Halimshah,...

Amazing Sarawak – PART 17

First Famous Patriot and Freedom Fighter  Rosli bin Dhoby was born in Sibu in 1932 and was a student teacher, as well as an active member of the Sibu-based Malay Youth Movement (Gerakan Pemuda Melayu). At the age of 17,...

Amazing Sarawak – PART 12

Pesta Kaul The Kaul is the most important festival of the Melanau year and symbolises the end and beginning of a calendrical cycle marked by the major monsoons affecting their lives and livelihoods as farmers and fishermen. Today, the Kaul...

Amazing Sarawak – Part 11

PART 11 First Islamic Congress The first Islamic Congress in Sarawak was held at a community hall in Jalan Haji Taha, Kuching from 3 to 5 May 1968. It was organised by Persatuan Kebajikan Islam Sarawak (PERKIS) and run by an...

Amazing Sarawak (PART 5)

Origins Sarawak as we know it today is a newly formed State with a defined political and geographical boundary. Within this boundary there are traces of pre-historical evidence. The Niah Cave, the largest cave in Southeast Asia, in the north,...

Amazing Sarawak (Part 4)

First Bumiputra Engineer The first Bumiputra to qualify as an engineer, Abdullah Mohd Noor (Haji), was born on 12 September 1947 in Limbang. He received his primary and secondary education at Sekolah Melayu Pusat, Limbang (1954 to 1960), Tanjong Lobang...

Hafiz Mura – S’wak’s forgotten ‘King of the Aces’

  KUCHING: Sarawak's Hafiz Bin Haji Mura is an amateur golfer who fired a unique record of six holes-in-one within 15 months. Although this feat was achieved at the Sarawak Golf Club (KGS) 17 years ago, his record has remained intact...

Kampung Sri Maimunah – A forgotten Malay village

KUCHING: Kampung Sri Maimunah, a Malay village of 40 families in the midst of a Chinese community at Sungei Apong, is yearning for respect and recognition. Ever since the Opposition took over this Kuching constituency, Kampung Sri Maimunah or KSM,...

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