Lukut Sekala Beads: A Heirloom Story

“Beads have always fascinated people. The link between human society and a material object that is small and beautiful like a bead stretch back to thousands of years. The earliest forms of beads were made from bone, stone and shells and they have been found […]

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Reflection on A Class Stratification

According to Max Weber upon examining the social structure of Germany, he introduced three independent factors to his theory of stratification hierarchy: class, status and power. Class: A person’s economic position in a society. Status: A person’s prestige, social honor or popularity in a society […]

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Mural Designs: A Dying Culture

Remember my post on my study trip to Belaga last year? Well, click here – just to re-fresh your memory. 🙂 In my studies, mural designs is one of thing covered under the tangible and intangible culture in Borneo. In the olden days, only the […]

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The InSight Story: Part 2

The conference gala dinner was held at EastWood Valley Golf and Country Club. The conference speakers and participants waited at the hotel lobby as shuttle services were provided. The golf club is situated approximately 4km from the hotel where we stayed. Upon reaching the club’s […]

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Language Is Important

“When a language dies, it takes with it a vast array of knowledge-stories of plant, medicinal uses, songs, history, art, culture and the identity of people which is embedded in their language.” How true is the statement above? I find it as very true. 🙂 […]

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The Fork

In Baram area, the Penan community can be categorized into 2 big groups – Penan Silat and Penan Selungo. The Penan Silat are originally from Silat river, some of them are still residing there and some had migrated to the lower area of Baram river […]

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Durian ‘Isu’

I did blog about the King of Fruit – Durian in my previous post and that was the common species of durian. During my recent field research trip to the Ulu Baram, I was lucky to pampered myself with my favourite durian of all durian […]

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