Musing over Sarawak’s tourism appeal, Malaysian Borneo

Bidayuh, Iban, Melanaus, Orang Ulu, Chinese and Malay -- the ethnic composition of Kuching, the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak, can feel as diverse as the exotic flora and fauna showcased on postcards sold in Bornean shops. Similar to many other cities in Malaysia, visitors are hard-pressed to discern the actual ethnicity of …

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Is there no salve Sarawak can apply to Sabah’s scars?

The above mentioned title is taken from my second piece for the Borneo Post, an ongoing column that I will be writing, which will cover economic and regional relations involving the State of Sarawak, Malaysia's largest state, located on the island of Borneo. As I type away, the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building (pictured left) …

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