Wednesday, July 4, 2007

1860's ICONS of Bintulu

On what was Bintulu popularly referred to in early nineeenth century.

First Council Negeri Meeting - held in 1867

" Kubu" - or fort, later renamed Fort Keppel


"Barongs" - wide-beamed boats used by Melanau fishermen


"Lemantak" - or "sai" in local Melanau dialect is the local terminology for sago....." is of the finest quality, and is in great request even in Srawak..." ( Beccari)


Bay of Kidurong - a natural deepwater area at the northern point of Bintulu. Here the Illanun pirates ( most feared by the Europeans ) were defeated by the local Melanaus. When? 1869.


Lest we forget.

1 comment:

al-sebahui said...

Bay of Kidurong - a natural deepwater area at the northern point of Bintulu. Here the Illanun pirates ( most feared by the Europeans ) were defeated by the local Melanaus. When? 1869.
Lest we forget.

"Actually we The Muslims of Bintulu ( The Vaie Segaan) are killing innocent Irranun / Illanun Tribe which we (The Bintulu Muslims) was killing our Friends in Islam. This was because the English man being unsecured due to this Irranun / Illanun was the supporter of Sultan Sulu, which assisted The Sultan of Brunei in defending The Brunei Country, frombeing attacked by the Brooke Families. please refer to this blog link http://abuhilmie.blogspot.com/2010/05/oleh-milus-hj.html

The Western mentality was any Tribes that go against them was called : Pirates. (Bad Name), insurgency, terrorist etc.
Now in modern days Rentap was a warrior ( Not Pirate), Rosli Dobi was a warrior ( Not a Terrorist)..so do the Illanuns the successful sea trader in spices ( Not A Pirate).Our Grandfather was being lied by the British for this reasons.