Friday, November 26, 2021

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Jelly

“Tell me, Nina,” Aunt Sophie’s voice interrupted Nina’s train of thought. It was mid-afternoon and Nina was sitting in the kitchen while poking her jelly with a fork.  The crystal bowl and the blue plastic fork brought her back...

Bridging economic gap between urban, rural areas

As  Sarawak moves progressively into the next level of the development, which will be increasingly challenging, it is imperative that efforts must be focused towards structuring and transforming the State economy to achieve a developed State status by 2030. While...

Unforgettable encounter with king cobra

As promised, I’m back with ulu tales especially those pertaining to my familiar territory, the upper Melupa river basin. Being brought up by farming and rubber tapping parents, I was out of parental cobweb at an early age of eight...

Arbitrary reduction in breath of territorial waters of Sarawak

The  late Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Adenan Haji Satem, in his final speech during the last sitting of the State Legislative Assembly, said the state government would take all necessary measures to safeguard Sarawak’s rights and interests as a...

Good ladders make good neighbours

Last week, I asked my younger sister to borrow a ladder from a neighbour in order to trim the banana leaves in my garden. Some people say banana trees do not need much trimming. I disagree with them. I find...

Paper Bows

“Is someone following us?” Nora asked when walking side by side with her friend, Ada. “We are in school. Of course we are being followed,” Ada replied, baffled at that question. “I know that,” Nora picked up her pace and Ada...

Enjoying the carefree ‘ulu’ life

Kids in the ulu (remote hinterland) of the late 50s through to the 60s had to be contented with their surroundings as their playground and sources of entertainments. In the absence of toys, gadgets, cinemas and other entertainments the...

Sarawak will seek expertise from abroad in new ICT development

Recently, Sarawak hosted a two-day conference of International ICT Infrastructure and Digital Economy (IDECS) 2017, which truly reflected the State Government’s short and long -term commitment to develop its technologies with the objective to develop a proper infrastructure system...

Sarawak to leap-frog in ICT development

Sarawak Government may consider setting up Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation to integrate the physical and virtual worlds in developing Sarawak Digital Economy in a wholesome manner. Undoubtedly, Sarawak, in view of its strategic location and huge land mass, is...

Living with an Alzheimer’s patient

Every day and night, my 79-year-old mother asks me “Are we going home tomorrow?” When she first asked me this question, I replied nicely and politely. By now, she has asked me this question thousands of times already. And after hundreds...

Latest News

CM pledges continued rural growth with new mandate

MIRI: A fresh mandate for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will mean the continuity of development projects in the hinterlands...