The Orang Sungai, literally ‘River People’, is one of Sabah’s officially recognized 32 ethnic groups. They reside mainly in the rural areas along the Kinabatangan River, Paitan, Labuk and Kudat. The majority of the Orang Sungai community embraces Islam as their religion, being one of the few ethnic groups in Sabah to have inherited Islam […]

The term linangkit in general is used to refer to a special kind of needle work technique that is practiced by the women of several ethnic groups in the West and North of Sabah. The process of making this special Sabahan tapestry weave is somewhat similar to the European technique of ‘tatting’ or ‘frivolite’. Basically, […]

To know Sabah is to know her food—traditional food, that is. When it comes to traditional food, Sabah has many simple yet delicious dishes which are mainly pickled or preserved, due to the absence of refrigerators and gas kitchens until these recent decades. Nevertheless, traditional cuisine continues to be favoured by the younger generations until […]