Friday, March 25, 2011

What did brooke's left in Kuching?

               Charles Vyner Brooke

James Brooke

In 1842, a British adventurer and Ex Bengal Army of the British East India Company named James Brooke   which is the first White Rajah  or in other word King of Sarawak. The Sultanate of Brunei which formerly ruled large part of Borneo. In the 19th century, coastal areas ruled by the Sultanate in the west of the island were gradually taken by the dynasty of James Brooke. It was an award from the sultan of Brunei from help in putting down a became the
rebellion. The Brooke family would rule Sarawak until the Japanese invasion of Malaya, Borneo and most of the country in South East Asian during WWII. Charles Brooke, the nephews of James  Brooke to rule Sarawak, ceded Sarawak to the British government and Sarawak became a Crown Colony. Before that, Charles  Brooke had made an agreement with the Community in Sarawak where they can rule their own land. But unfortunately, the agreement cannot be fulfilled as a result in Japanese Invasion. After WWII, Charles Vyner Brooke brief attempt to resist this and put Anthony Brooke, nephew and heir to Charles Vyner Brooke on the throne but this failed. Eventually Sarawak would become a state in Malaysia, one of the four states without a Sultan.
Taken last 2 years (Textile Museum in Pavilion like building)

 WI Charles Vyner Brooke did not ceded Sarawak to the British government and insisted on resuming rule as the Rajah of Sarawak or at least insisted that his nephew Anthony be allowed to became Rajah at
the end of WWII. Would he be successful or would the British government, then under Labor control, insist on taking control?
If the Brooke family manages to regain control would Sarawak join Malaysia or
become an independent country?

Astana - Brooke White Fortress
    Would we see a gradual Malayinzation of the Brooke family? James
Brooke never married. His heirs, the second and third Brooke Rajahs,
were married to European women. So was Anthony Brooke, the would be
4th Raja of the Brooke family. Would the Brooke family consider this
tradition or would they try to continue the line in the changing post-
colonial world by marrying local women so that the Brooke family would be mainly ethnically Malay. Alternative OBWI: WI the Sultanate of Brunei joins Malaysia when
it is formed? Maybe as an incentive, the Sultan of Brunei would be
allowed to absorb Sarawak and Sabah back or if the Brooke family
continues to rule Sarawak, just Sabah back. (adapted from wiki and other blogger)
Old Court House

 Original post exclude images

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Organisational Change and Stress Management. whats up?

I've done presentation for the topic Organizational Change and Stress Management. I want to post this thread so I can revise it back in future. Talking about the presentation, the topic is just simple and easy to understand where student can search a lot of information just by 10 minutes searching in Google.

.... i found need to post too long
just download my presentation file here

In the presentation file,  there are 3-5 change factors in Organization and more..
just check it out. Definition and how to manage stress including 2 approach in work stress

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Possibilities Tsunami reaching Borneo Island

Soon as I heard news about large Earthquake (8.9 magnitude) and Tsunami in Japan, I Google some information about what causing Earthquake and suddenly I found someone asking about Possibilities Tsunami In Borneo in Yahoo Ask. At first, I was like *no way, Borneo especially Sarawak is untouchable*. But the answer stated that if the Tsunami hit Northern Part Of Borneo And Indonesia, there is a little bit effect in my area which is Kuching too.

Source = Yahoo ask

But so far no warning about the disaster. But its not impossible. 
Learn how Tsunami work here

-this content may not be true, just an opinion made.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Finally I found an information about Sarawak Regatta

 Talking about Regatta, its quite synonym to us as Sarawakians. But I think a lot of them don't know where the hell this event came from and its history. According to Sarawak regatta official site, this event was held as early as 1872 which commonly taking place during the new year. Sarawak Gazette(Sarawak local news lastime) had recorded in 1872, that the annual Regatta that year was held, on 29th February 1872 at the Sarawak River in front of the Astana. The European community in Sarawak and in the neighboring countries were invited to the Astana - for breakfast - before the race. Keen competition were also recorded for the Rajah Cup.

The boat 'Sri Matu' built and manned by the Melanaus, was reported as the winning boat. The Gazette records provided the indication that Regatta had been an important social event organized annually for social integration and goodwill for the people of Sarawak. Prominent Political figure, the late Tan Sri Datuk Amar Ong Kee Hui, recorded that Raja Charles Brooke used to send his yacht "Maimunah1 to outstation to bring in the various "Tuan Residents" to join in the social event.

The tradition of holding the annual Regatta in the Sarawak River continued through the Colonial period and into the post-Malaysia period. During these periods the Regatta was organized by Resident and District Office with funds from the Government while the rest of the fund was raised through public donations.

The day programme include races for traditional longboats, dragon boats and other activities, like the running of totolizers, climbing greasing poles, catching ducks and "pillow fights". Racing boats from outstations made it a grand affair and also a great occasion for families from outside the State Capital to visit Kuching town.
(info from

 Check this out

Last year(2010), I went to town and I have no idea what event held there, I rushed there and found that it is the famous Sarawak Regatta.

2010 Sarawak Regatta
 There are six traditional boat known in Sarawak made by different races such as Chinese, Iban, Malay, Melanau, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu. Every single boat got it own stories you might interested to know.
Know more about the traditional boat HERE

2010 Sarawak Regatta

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