Tag: kuching

entertainment, spoken word

Pantun Wajib – A Poem (with translations)

‘Pantun Wajib’ means ‘Compulsory Poem’, in reference to the tradition of concluding speeches with pantun. If you’re unfamiliar with the term or form, a pantun is somewhat like a ruba’i but with an ABAB rhyming scheme. I’ve always wanted to write some when I find an appropriate subject matter, then I realised that there’s plenty …

photos, projects

The BillionGraves Project

For a long time, I’ve had a fascination with graveyards and have visited a few around Kuching, wondering about the people buried there and what their stories were. Old graveyards like St Joseph’s Cemetery or the small graveyard on the grounds of St Thomas’s Cathedral date back to the days of the Brooke administration, with …