Pertandingan Hadrah sempena Karnival Sarawakiana

Pertandingan Hadrah sempena Karnival Sarawakiana

Tuan-tuan dan puan-puan, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak akan menganjurkan Karnival Sarawakiana pada 4 hingga 6 Oktober 2019 bertempat di Pustaka Negeri Sarawak. Pelbagai aktiviti yang telah dirancang untuk memeriahkan lagi karnival tersebut dan salah satu aktiviti yang akan diadakan ialah Pertandingan Hadrah 2019 yang bertemakan "Khazanah Diwarisi Budaya Disanjungi" dengan kerjasama Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHE) dan Persatuan KEWARISMA. Disertakan bersama borang penyertaan untuk anda semua. Kepada pemain-pemain Hadrah diluar sana, mari lah beramai-ramai menyertai pertandingan ini. Penyertaan hanya terhad kepada 20 buah Kumpulan sahaja, siapa cepat dia dapat. BORANG-PENYERTAAN-PERTANDINGAN-HADRAH-2019-1Download ...
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The Malay Wedding

The Malay Wedding

The Malay Wedding The activities that take place during a Malay wedding come from the diverse cultural traditions –indigenous, Hindu and Islamic–that have together served to shape traditional Malay culture. The numerous activities constitute a Malay wedding may be conveniently be divided into three groups representing three stages. The first group of activities, all of which precede the actual wedding ceremony, consist of (a) the investigation (merisik), (b) the engagement or approach to formalise the arrangement (meminang), and (c) the hantaran or the sending of gifts and part of the amount of money (wang belanja) for expenses (wang belanja) which the boy’s family give to the girl’s side that will be incurred by the girl’s family. The wang belanja is usually an amount of several thousand ringgit. It is different from the dowry (mas kahwin) which is also paid by the man to his future wife. The amount of the mas kahwin is usually fixed by the Islamic Religious Council in each...
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Architecture In Malaysia Top 20 Buildings

Architecture In Malaysia Top 20 Buildings

In common with most countries, architecture in Malaysia comes in a wide range of styles. Buildings range from the magnificent (Petronas Twin Towers for example) to the hideous (some of the older low cost housing blocks). The Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) chooses for its headquarters one of Kuala Lumpur’s most attractive heritage buildings, Loke Hall which was built in 1907 as a town house for Loke Chow Kit. It was thought to have been designed by Anglo-Indian architect A.K Musdeen. Architecture In Malaysia - Top 20 Most Attractive When it comes to deciding which are the most attractive buildings in Malaysia, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Here is my list of Top 20 Buildings in Malaysia. I have excluded mosques, temples, churches and bridges which are covered elsewhere on this website. My list, which is in no particular order, is biased more towards older buildings, being something of an oldie myself! Petronas Towers. This is an obvious choice. KL’s...
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Sarawak Before 1841

Sarawak Before 1841

Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Omar Ali The eastern seaboard of Borneo was charted, though not settled, by the Portuguese in the early 16th century.  The area of Sarawak was known to Portuguese cartographers as Cerava, and by the early 19th century, Sarawak had become a loosely governed territory under the control of the Brunei Sultanate. According to the Salasilah Raja-Raja Brunei, the Pengiran Muda Tengah Ibrahim Ali Omar Shah, better known as Raja Tengah, accepted the offer by his elder brother, the Sultan of Brunei, to be the Sultan of Sarawak in 1598.  He brought along 1,000 warriors and a coterie of nobilities to help him administer the new country. In 1599, while returning from Pahang, Sultan Tengah’s storm-lashed ship ran aground in Sukadana in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.  He stayed and married there.  On his return to Sarawak, he was killed by one of his followers at present-day Kampung Batu Buaya in Santubong. At the beginning of the 19th century, Brunei’s Sultan, Omar Ali...
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BOOK REVIEW: THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN SARAWAK BEFORE MALAYSIA – DR JOHN H.S. TING

BOOK REVIEW: THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN SARAWAK BEFORE MALAYSIA – DR JOHN H.S. TING

The History of Architecture in Sarawak before Malaysia John H.S. Ting 2018 (ISBN 978 967 16003 0 6) This is the first comprehensive description and history of buildings in Sarawak before 1963 and its thoroughness is impressive. For anyone interested in notable buildings in the State, described and usually illustrated in one document, this is essential reading. It describes many structures which have been demolished. They are now revived somewhat in words and pictures, not permanently forgotten. In addition to architecture, the book aims to reconstruct a picture of the changing government from the pre-1840’s, then the Brooke era till the 1940’s and finally the post 1946 British Colonial period to 1963. The author John Ting is an architect originally from Kuching, now teaching at the University of Canberra, Australia. His research, amongst other things, focuses on prefabricated timber buildings in nineteenth century colonial south east Asia. Sarawak has many examples of this form of construction described in the book. Prefabrication sounds very modern but...
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IN THE REALM OF SPIRITS: TRADITIONAL DAYAK TATTOO IN BORNEO

IN THE REALM OF SPIRITS: TRADITIONAL DAYAK TATTOO IN BORNEO

BORNEO – for many outsiders the name has been synonymous with a forbidding and isolated wilderness, a steamy rain-soaked place, dangerous and forlorn. While it was among the first lands in Asia to be visited by Europeans, it remained among the last to be mapped. Kayan women tattooing, 1890s. Borneo is the third largest island in the world. Six major, and numerous minor, navigable rivers traverse the interior and function as trade and communication routes for the indigenous peoples who live here, namely the Dayak. Dayak, meaning “interior” or “inland” person, is the term used to describe the variety of indigenous native tribes of Borneo, each of which has its own language and separate culture. Approximately three million Dayak – Ibans, Kayans, Kenyahs and others – live in Borneo. Most groups are settled cultivating rice in shifting or rain-fed fields supplementing their incomes with the sale of cash crops: ginger, pepper, cocoa, palm oil. However several hundred Penan, nomadic hunter-gatherers, continue to...
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SCV upgrading, renovation completed, all set for RWMF

SCV upgrading, renovation completed, all set for RWMF

Abdul Hadi (right) shares some points with Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and others during the minister’s recent walkabout at SCV. KUCHING: The upgrading and renovation works at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) in Damai have been completed ahead of schedule in time for this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) on July 12 to 14. Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) group general manager Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir said the works were started last month, and most of them have been completed ahead of schedule. “We have also included improvement works to cover the Internet connectivity and wider coverage for the nearby Damai Central, which will provide convenience for those who will be patronising the three-day festival,” he said. Abdul Hadi urged the public to arrive early to the festival venue to avoid traffic jam and parking woes especially on the road leading to the village, which will be experiencing a hike in the number of vehicles...
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Perahu Tambang at Kuching Kampung Heritage

Perahu Tambang at Kuching Kampung Heritage

The perahu tambang are traditionally described as a passenger boat made out of timber with thatch leaf roof (although aluminium are now commonly used) that can carry 8 to 10 passengers at a time (Rahman, 2015; Manan, 2014), and has horizontal seats on both sides of the boat (Mohd Yusoff, 2013). Some are 15 feet (4.6 meters) long and 4 to 5 feet (1.2 to 1.5 meters) broad, while some are even longer and wider. The size of the perahu tambang may differ and the construction of a perahu tambang in Brooke era did not use any nails unlike in the modern ones (Taboh, 2014), instead they used pasak (timber pegs) system. Nails and steel joints are used today as to strengthen the structure of the boat and ease the construction process. Timber is used as the main material as they are strong. The process require communal works from various people as the process can be complicated. In term of...
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