Friday, July 30, 2021

Iban community

Ibans in Nanga Jagau welcome Abang Johari

KUCHING: The Iban community in Nanga Jagau, Ngemah Kanowit await Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg who visits the resettlement area today. His visit to the area will be highly appreciated and welcomed by the local folks. Deputy Chief...

Nature: Closeness can be enmity

The ancients often believed a celestial event like an eclipse to be a bad omen, that the sun or the moon vanishing from the sky was a harbinger of disaster, a sign of devastation or destruction to come.—  Jenna...

Bell Bernard Aggan is SME Corp member

KUCHING: Entrepreneur Bell Bernard Aggan has become the first Iban to be appointed as a member of SME Corp Malaysia (SME Corp), an agency under the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (Medac). Medac Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said...

First iban mom to survive childbirth

Having a baby is painful in order to show how serious a thing life is.— Lisa See, American writer In ancient times, the Ibans had a very crude knowledge of managing childbirth. Those were the days when they still lived in caves...

HAVE SALT, WILL TRAVEL

Salt is the difference between eating in Technicolor and eating in black and white.— Jay Rayner, award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. For the average Iban family in a longhouse or at their farm, salt is a “must-have item”. This is parallel...

Iban goes global on TVS

BY VOON YIH BOON KUCHING: The Iban community will be featured in Sarawak’s new TV station, TVS, through an Iban Global talk show. The 30-minute segment is the first in the world to showcase the views and perspectives of top leaders...

Song in perspective

Early history According to the history of Sarawak, the Kayan people - who once migrated from one place to another, as they practised nomadic farming - were the first people to explore Song. At the same time, the Ibans also began...

Searching for dead lover in Sebayan

Stories, especially that of Iban folklore, sometimes have unexpected, surprising plots, twists and turns, even unusual ending. Perhaps this could be because in the olden days, Iban elders were still close to nature and were in contact with the spirits...

A unifying force for ages

Nothing can rival the longhouse as a unifying factor for Iban community since time immemorial. Apart from that, the community dwelling is the institution that decides the customs and traditions pertaining to agriculture pursuits, especially that of shifting cultivation, the...

Borneo Barbies – Preserving cultures through creative designs

Anang enda ingat ke penatai diri taja jauh bejalai ke menua urang (do not forget our roots even though we have travelled far) — that’s the advice of his mother that Wesley Juntan holds dear whenever he goes to...
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Ibans in Nanga Jagau welcome Abang Johari

KUCHING: The Iban community in Nanga Jagau, Ngemah Kanowit await Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg who...
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