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The Delicious & Exotic Buah Engkala

The Ibans, the biggest ethnic in Sarawak, have a lot of unique delicacies made or taken fresh from the jungle. Some of those are now planted in their backyard especially by those in living in the rural areas. One of the unique fruits that have been a delicious food eaten by the Ibans traditionally is the “buah Engkala” or Engkala fruit.

Not only the Ibans eat this fruit, some other people from many other races love it too, such as the Chinese, the Sarawakian Malay and the Bidayuh.

This Engkala is considered as an exotic fruit in Sarawak. Traditionally it …

At Adau At Rainforest World Music Festival 2017

In our previous post we highlighted Sarawak’s very own Ilu Leto as one of our favorites in the last RWMF 2017. This time we want to highlight another band from Sarawak, the famous World Music Band, At Adau. They performed in this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival but their music journey started way before that. Like Ilu Leto, all their members are natives of Sarawak, Borneo.

At Adau is a seven-piece band consist of Ezra Tekola (playing Sape’), Jackson Lian Ngau (Traditional Bidayuh music insturment), Meldrick Bob (Drums), Juju Lee (Drums & Percussion), Alfonso Mckenzie (Bass Guitar), Cerdic Riseng …

Ilu Leto at Rainforest World Music Festival 2017

During the just-concluded Rainforest World Music Festival 2017, all the performances were awesome and very entertaining. We definitely loved all of them but we have some favorites that we want to highlight. One band that caught our most attention was Sarawak very own Ilu Leto. It was their first time performing at RWMF as a band.

This band consist of 6 beautiful and very talented female Sape’ players. They came from various backgrounds and races but they have common talent that brought them together as a band. Ilu Leto consist of Alena Murang, Elizabeth Bungan Peter, Munirih Jabeni, Rosemary Colony, …

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