People of The Forest: The Penan

One of my greatest achivement in my career was being part of the research team leading to the birth of my first research publication entitled “People of The Forest: The Penan”. It was a collaboration between my university and Sarawak State Library (locally known as […]

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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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Typical Tuesday & A Teaser

Attended my 2nd week lecture class in the morning and we will be going for a field trip this weekend. Yes, yes, yes!!! 🙂 I’m prety excited about it and Niah Cave is the location to further explore. I can’t wait for the mini expedition and […]

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The Natural Soap

Never under estimate or never take for granted on any plants in the forest coz you’ll never know, it would be useful to you, some day. 😉 For that, I would like to share with you a type of plant that I discovered during my research […]

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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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The Jew’s Harp@’Oreng’

A jew’s harp is also known as a jaw harp or a mouth harp and it was said to be one of the oldest musical instrument in the world. In the Penan community, the jew’s harp is known as ‘Oreng’. In the old days, ‘oreng’ […]

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