White Rajah James Brooke

Imagine a place in the Far East where the rivers are home to pirates and traders. The land is covered by dense jungle and foreign animals watching you from the darkness. Where the weather is hot or dry, or hot and wet, and the humidity always suffocating and...

Iban Headhunters

This is an Iban Headhunter. Iban is the biggest ethnic group in Sarawak. Living in the jungle hunting is done by blowpipe and poison darts. What happens if they catch you? They cut off your head, smoke it and hang it in the house as a sign of strength. Luckily it’s no...

Sarawak Cultural Village

Sarawak Cultural Village is based at the foothills of Mt Santubong about 45 mins from Kuching. It is a great representation of the main different ethnic groups in Sarawak. Iban, Orang Ulu, Buduyah, Penan, Melanau and Chinese. Visit each house and meet the people...

Annah Rais Longhouse, Kuching, Sarawak

Just an hours drive outside of Kuching city is Annah Rais Longhouse. Home to over 70 families of the Bidayuh tribe the longhouse traces it’s origins back over 100 years. I happen to visit only a couple of days after the Gawai (Rice Harvest Festival) so it was very...

Introducing Holland

I’m so excited to introduce you to my adopted orangutan, Holland with OFI Australia. Holland had a rough start. The loss of her mother and the burns on her hands when she arrived at OFI tell us of her tragic past. It appears she was captured, and her mother...