Sarawak is…

Sarawak Map

Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, is often described as Borneo’s “Hidden Paradise” which houses a lot of flora and fauna such as Rafflesia, orang-utan and hornbill.

Rafflesia Orang-utan Hornbill

Furthermore, Sarawak is a land of colourful cultures boasting 27 ethnic groups which consists of the Iban, Bidayuh, Melanau, Orang Ulu, Penan……Although every ethnic group has its own lifestyle, culture and belief, they live together in harmony with one another.

Ethnic groups in Sarawak Ethnic groups in Sarawak Ethnic groups in Sarawak

Today, we are going to introduce two of the unique ethnic groups in Sarawak (Bidayuh and Melanau) in our website.




The Bidayuhs are a series of tribes which are localised in certain areas of Sarawak. Each tribe is known to speak a different dialect and many believe they were the first people to settle in the land…
To be continued here…


The Melanaus have been thought to be amongst the original settlers of Sarawak. Originally from Mukah (the 10th Administrative Division as launched in March 2002), the Melanaus traditionally lived…
To be continued here…

Written by Wong Shao Ing and Hii An An
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