By Diana Rose. WITH the ‘Kawan Mas’ express boat disaster search and rescue efforts at Giam Bungan taking most of the attention of the authorities and the people, the folk here at Belaga suddenly realise that their racks and pantries are empty.
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June 3, 2013
VERY touching stories of survivors and heroes have emerged from the express boat tragedy that occurred at Giam Bungan area along the Balui River near Belaga town in Sarawak on May 28.
June 2, 2013
AN express boat, Kawan Mas, jam-packed with 208 people rushing to get home for the Dayak harvest festival of Gawai, capsized at Giam Bungan area in the middle of the Balui River near Belaga town and about 400km from Sibu, in Sarawak.
January 21, 2013
GAYA Island is the largest and the closest of the five islands within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and only a short boat ride away from Sabah’s capital City of Kota Kinabalu. Other offshore islands are: Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug.
November 25, 2012
Jeffrey plans to challenge Pairin for Keningau parliamentary seat. JUDGING from their public statements in the past week it has become clear that the two Kitingan brothers, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin and Datuk Dr Jeffrey Gapari, are heading for an electoral clash in the up-coming general elections.
November 18, 2012
THE convoy of 147 Harley big bikes in this year’s South East Asia Harley Owners Group (Seahog) Rally left Kuching Saturday (Nov 17) on a 2,500km ride passing Sri Aman, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri before crossing the border into Brunei, and eventually back here.
November 17, 2012
BALIKPAPAN, the second largest city in East Kalimantan (Kaltim) after Samarinda, is often referred to as the City of Oil.
June 1, 2012
PESTA LAWAS 2012 held over last weekend (May 26-27) brought much excitement and colour to Lawas town, a busy transit point between Sarawak, Sabah, and Brunei that has a population of 35,300.
February 27, 2012
DURIANS on Borneo come in many forms and sizes, but to our surprise the latest edition of thesundaypost (Feb 26) has an article featuring an unheard of variety of this king of fruits known as the golden pumpkin durian or in Mandarin, the ‘qing kua’ durian.
February 20, 2012
THE Miller’s grizzled langur, an extremely rare primate that has suffered from habitat loss over the last 30 years, popped up unexpectedly in the protected Wehea Forest in East Kalimantan (Kalimantan Timur or Katim), Borneo.
November 3, 2011
Joe Leong (Up-dated Nov 8). THIS is durian season again on Borneo. Durians are highly priced, especially in Sabah and are a relished fruit. At Foh Sang suburb of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah’s state capital city, one durian lover was seen on Nov 8, coming up to a fruit stall and paid RM78 for one, yes [...]