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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Acumen Academy Malaysia

Acumen Academy Malaysia

We had such an amazing turn out for our info session in Kuching that we couldn't fit enough chairs into our discussion circle! We had individuals from non-profits, social entreprises, private sector and even the Mayor of North Kuching, YB Datuk Haj Abang Abdul Wahap, in the house! Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm and for the great insights you brought to the floor. We're so inspired by your stories and your passion to uplift your communities. With Kuching done, we've officially wrapped up all our info sessions. 🎉 If you've missed out on our info sessions and would like to know more about the Acumen Fellows Programme, head on to https://acumen.fyi/globalinfo to replay the webinar led by Bavidra Mohan, Director of Leadership from Acumen HQ. #AcumenAcademyMY #AcumenFellowsMY P.s - Thank you SMA - TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub for hosting us in your beautiful space! Photo from Acumen Academy Malaysia Photo from Acumen Academy Malaysia Photo from Acumen Academy Malaysia...
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PeKa B40 well-received in Sarawak

PeKa B40 well-received in Sarawak

PeKA B40 is well-received by members of the public.-NSTP/FAIZ ANUAR. KUCHING: New healthcare scheme for the low-income group, PeKA B40, has been well-received in Sarawak and saw 46 private clinics registered as panels over the past two weeks. Sarawak Health Department director Dr Jamilah Hashim said among the clinics that have registered statewide were Klinik Kesihatan Sim and Klinik Yee in Miri, Klinik Perubatan Teddy and Union Clinic in Bau. Jamilah said the scheme, which is in effect yesterday, focused on cooperation between public and private sectors to aid the B40 group to enjoy a wider range of healthcare facilities, especially services by private general practitioners. Among the services include are medical examinations for hypertension, diabetes and kidney complications. Panel clinics will have PeKa B40 special stickers posted at the entrance. Among them is Wong Family Clinic in Kuching, which described the implementation of the scheme as “significant” especially among community doctors. “The scheme allows me to play a better role in serving the lower income group...
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S’wak digital economy strategy in early stages of implementation, says CM

S’wak digital economy strategy in early stages of implementation, says CM

KUCHING: Sarawak's digital economy strategy is now in the early stages of implementation, with various projects and initiatives being rolled out by the state government. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said one early initiative was an online identification and authentication system called Sarawak ID, which enables the public to access and use the state government's online services. "The Sarawak ID is the first step towards a service-based, people-centric government. Twenty government services are now online and registered Sarawak ID users benefit from the flexibility and ease of access to these services. "In the near future, more innovative, personalised and seamless services will be introduced," he said when opening the International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak 2019 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching on Monday (July 8). As of July 1, there were 208,644 registered users of the Sarawak ID. Abang Johari said the state government had also implemented the Sarawak Pay e-wallet application for e-commerce purposes. He said Sarawak Pay was not profit-oriented but was...
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Roselle’s Kitchen in LAPIS Hi Tea

Roselle’s Kitchen in LAPIS Hi Tea

Roselle’s Kitchen was invited to demonstrate on edible colors for the Lapis Hi-Tea event at Old Court House Kuching. It was a wonderful experience for those who love Hi-Tea. Roselle's Kitchen team doing a demonstration on how to create natural red, blue and yellow color. Red color from Roselle Butterfly Pea Roselle Tea There are much health benefits to drinking roselle tea. Welcome to follow their Facebook Page: Roselle’s Kitchen and Instagram page: rosellekitchen Thanks for reading. :-) Reported by, Charmaine Yeap...
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Sarawak takes key initiatives in education

Sarawak takes key initiatives in education

The physical state of schools in Sarawak and the equally vital importance of the quality of education have been the subject of some debate lately. This happened especially since the state government more or less took matters into its own hands with the creation of a state Ministry of Education when Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg made a state Cabinet reshuffle soon after he took office earlier in the year. Assistant Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee made some startling revelations last month. “There are 1,020 dilapidated schools in Sarawak, of which 415 are under Category 3, 210 in Category 2 and 395 in Category 1. Category 3 is the worst category (for state of disrepair). “Hence it is the right time for the state’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research to take charge, especially in maintenance and refurbishment as well as development (of these schools), and not depending on federal contractors,” he said...
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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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ENGLISH FLUENCY PROMOTED IN AZAM RURAL SCHOOL OUTREACH PROGRAMME

ENGLISH FLUENCY PROMOTED IN AZAM RURAL SCHOOL OUTREACH PROGRAMME

MIRI: With rapid globalization, Sarawak needs to become a main driver and active participant in the digital economy, especially in its efforts to build up a workforce in preparation for Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0). Besides having a solid foundation in Science, Mathematics and Technology as well as necessary soft skills for IR4.0, students will have to build up their fluency in English to be able to participate in developments in these fields. To boost English language learning and fluency in rural schools, Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak held a one-day “AZAM Rural School Motivation and Community Outreach Programme” on 11 April 2019 in Niah, Miri. The event which was held in collaboration with Subis District Office and supported by Faradale Holdings, also included the participation of AZAM members, AZAM Toastmasters Club and youth volunteer group AZAM Young Souls. “Today’s program for students as well as for parents today are in line with Sarawak Government’s objectives to enhance English language standards in Sarawak and,...
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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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