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    The idea for The Borneo Post SEEDS began about a year ago, first as an idea as a weekly print-publication, and then more recently as a website.

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  • Sonia Naidu, Winner of Miss Borneo Kebaya 2015 wearing 2015 N.Inspired’s contemporary costume called “The Beautiful Heritage of Borneo”.  The outfit combines pua kumbu motif, traditional silver and brass accessories as well as feathers symbolising the hornbill, which stand out against the simple yet modern lines of the black dress.

    Creating high fashion from Borneo textiles

      By Jude Toyat @judetbpseeds     RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE finest woven fabrics in Sarawak, pua kumbu has also enjoyed increasing popularity in contemporary fashion, with fashion designers incorporating the fabric’s unique and singular motifs in their work. Pua kumbu made its first appearance on the world stage during the Miss World 2012 finals when Sarawakian designers Von Jolly Couture incorporated its earthy design and colours as part of Miss World Malaysia Yvonne Lee’s evening gown. On the home front, there are a number of designers who find tireless inspiration from this fabric, one of them being 37-year-old fashion designer Noraini Alision Salleh.     Hailing from Miri, the ambitious fashion designer confessed that she had been designing since she was eight years old but it wasn’t until 2013 when that dream became realised. Once serving as a
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  • Rachel Hoerman in the field.

    Discovering Sarawak rock art

    We’re interviewing…   Archaeologist Rachel Hoerman   By Patricia Hului @pattbpseeds   WHEN IT COMES TO archaeology, we have Indiana Jones to blame if we assume that all archaeologists wear leather jackets and fedora hats while digging up artifacts and fighting villains. Rachel Hoerman, 32, looks nothing like Harrison Ford but is just as passionate as him when it comes to archaeology, specifically in rock art. Hoerman has worked in archaeology, an anthropological sub discipline, for eight years and is currently a PhD candidate and lecturer in the University of Hawaii’s Department of Anthropology where she also earned her MA in 2010. Hailing from Wisconsin, US, she is interested in archaeological approaches to rock art, human origins and migration, as well as rock art conservation and management. She has participated in field collections and lab-based archaeological research in the American
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  • GROUND ZERO: This area will be demolished to ground zero and the earth-breaking ceremony is expected to be in March or April this year.

    The history within these walls

    “It was meant to be temporary in the first place. The ‘temporary’ became more than 40 years.” – Dr Charles Leh on Dewan Tun Abdul Razak.   By Patricia Hului @pattbpseeds   ACROSS FROM THE OLD SARAWAK Museum connected by Kuching’s first pedestrian bridge stands Dewan Tun Abdul Razak. While  it may not stand out as one of Kuching’s most marvelous building structures at first glance, it is nonetheless one that has played a significant part in Sarawak history.     From 1973 to 1975, it served as the State Legislature complex. In 1982, the Sarawak Museum Department took over management of the building, slowly turning it into a museum exhibition gallery at the cost of RM2.8 million.     In his editorial note in Volume 33 of the Sarawak Museum Journal in December 1984, the former Director of Sarawak
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