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CONTENTS

PREAMBLE

Foreword by His Excellency the Governor

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Foreword by the Chief Minister

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INTRODUCTION TO

MALAYSIA

Map of Malaysia

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A Land of Multiple Facets

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INTRODUCTION TO THE

STATE OF SARAWAK

Map of Sarawak

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The Land of the Hornbills

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Divisions, Towns & Cities

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by YB Dato’ Sri Wong Soon Koh

A Brief History of Sarawak

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by Y Bhg Prof Madya Datu Haji Sanib Haji Said

The Government of Sarawak

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by Y Bhg Datuk J.C. Fong

THE PEOPLE

Foreword

by the Speaker, State Legislative Assembly of Sarawak

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The Iban

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by YB Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing

The Malays

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by YAB Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Adenan Satem

The Chinese

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by Senator Prof Dr Sim Kui Hian, K.C. Jong and Ong Liang Yong

The Bidayuh

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by Y Bhg Datuk Peter Minos

The Melanau

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by Dr Ann Appleton

The Orang Ulu

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by Y Bhg Datu Ose Murang, Jayl Langub & Majlis Adat Istiadat

The Indians

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by Kapitan Lucy Lingam & Mr. R Anthony

The Sikhs

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by Piara Singh Gill

The Kedayan

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by Tuan Haji Alias Bin Mail

The Eurasians

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by Dona Drury-Wee and James Ritchie

THE ARTS

Foreword

by the Director, Education Service Bureau, Sarawak Islamic Council

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The Arts of Sarawak

by Edric Ong

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Traditional Arts & Crafts

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Events & Happenings

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Contemporary Arts

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Photography

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Organizations

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Music

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Music - Events & Festivals

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Dance

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Literature, Drama and Film

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Camera, Lights, Action

by Dyan Ong

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Arts Listings

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