The Birth Of Gawai Dayak

The Dayak of Sarawak have celebrated Gawai for decades. In the olden days, every village would determine their own Gawai day based on the dreams of their priests or shamans. This would be at the end of their harvest season around the month of June and it is said that it would always be a […]

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The Spirit Of Hominudon

A long time ago, in the Land Below the Wind, the Kadazan-Dusun people enjoyed a staple grain called ‘huvong’ with their God whom they knew as Kinoingan. One day, because of a terrible rebellion, a great famine swept over the land. It was so severe that they neither had grain to plant nor consume. Kinoingan’s […]

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Sabah Specialty: Tuaran Mee

While Sarawak is known for their Kolo Mee and Penang is known for their Char Kuay Teow, Sabah is known for their Tuaran Mee. Though it originated from a small town named Tuaran, this noodle is one of the most popular noodles throughout Sabah. It is usually served fried and topped with Sabah Hakka Spring […]

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Sabah Specialty: Coconut Pudding

One of our storytellers, Gina Yap Lai Yoong, is crazy about Sabah’s coconut pudding for one simple reason: its ‘tau fu fah’ texture. Unlike puddings that use gelatin, the ones found in Sabah is made of young coconut juice and algae seaweed (agar-agar powder), which is the key to ensure its smoothness and softness. Uniquely […]

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Mat Salleh Fort, Sabah

During our visit to Tambunan, our local friend, Arddley Nicholas, brought us to check out the Mat Salleh Fort where the North Bornean resistance leader, Datu Muhammad Salleh (also known as Mat Salleh) met his death. He was a local chief from the Lingkabo district and Sugut River who had been leading the rebellion against […]

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