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If you have seen the hardcopy of any Sarawak Government Almanacs like the latest 2018 edition, on the back of each page, there are listings of Sarawak chronological events going all the way back to the 19th century. It is obviously not an exhaustive listing, but I think it serves as a good starting point to get into the history of Sarawak if the bite-size texts intrigues you.
The scanned PDF & Excel version of the Sarawak chronological events are available for download below. My 2017 Almanac only shows 44 pages of historical events ranging from the year 1839 till 2015. Until I get my personal hardcopy of the Sarawak Government Almanac 2018, I am not sure whether there are any new entries made to catch up for 2016 & 2017.
Personally I find it rather interesting when reading the pre-Malaysia era events. The short texts in the document does not provide much details, but with a little imagination (and with the help of Google & Wikipedia) the event paints an interesting past which this place we shared on the Borneo island came to be. Perhaps in due time, I will further expand my research using the live table of the events below.
Download Sarawak Chronology Of Events 1839-2015:
Live table of the Sarawak Chronology Of Events:
|1||15/08/1839||An adventurer, James Brooke first visited Sarawak, a province of the Brunei Sultanate by Schooner, the Royalist.|
|2||29/08/1840||James Brooke returned to Sarawak.|
|4||24/09/1841||As a reward for the success to bring about settlement of a revolt, James Brooke was given the Government of Sarawak by Raja Muda Hashim.|
|5||10/01/1842||First code of laws published by James Brooke.|
|6||01/08/1842||James Brooke proclaimed Rajah of Sarawak at Brunei.|
|7||18/09/1842||Installation of James Brooke as Rajah in Kuching.|
|8||12/06/1843||Taking of Paku.|
|9||15/06/1843||Taking of Rimbas.|
|10||05/07/1843||Visit of H.M.S. "Samarang" to Sarawak.|
13-Jan-2018: Received my hardcopy of Sarawak Government Almanac 2018 today from the local courier service. Thanks to Jackie for getting it for me. Went straight into scanning, optimizing the files and updated the links on this post. Hope you enjoy it and please remember to support your local bookstore if you want to own a personal hardcopy. The scanned version on this site is mainly for educational and archive purposes only.
4-Jan-2018: Happy New Year folks. The hardcopy of Sarawak Government Almanac 2018 is still hard to get in Miri bookstores this year. Perhaps some people are having better luck in getting them. Thanks to Jackie, I’ve received the first scanned copy circulating in the social network. Sharing the PDF version (with individual images below) first while trying to get my own hardcopy soon.
4-Dec-2017: Belle’s Bookshop is saying their first batch is estimated to arrive late December 2017 or early January 2018. Let’s see how it goes.
1-Dec-2017: Just starting to get in touch with some of the local bookstore to check whether the new Sarawak Government Almanac 2018 has found its way to Miri. Watch this space.
Download Scanned PDFs:
Performed some feature updates over at Death.my and Death.sg recently to improve the user experience when navigating the small calendar sites for the departed in Malaysia & Singapore. Some of the updates performed are:
- Newspaper WordPress theme by Tagdiv updated to recent version 7.6.
- EventOn WordPress Event Calendar Plugin by ashanjay updated to recent version 2.5.
- Image Elevator for WordPress by OnePress updated to recent version 2.5.8. This is used in the WordPress editor in the admin area to quickly copy and paste images using keyboard directly onto the composition with renaming options.
Do get in touch if you noticed any bugs when visiting the sites. Thanks.
What started out merely as the first online web forum for the Miri community in 2006 using a very affordable web hosting package and a domain name MiriCommunity.net, it has now transformed into an online beacon, a public brand and a movement where anyone in or from Miri are identifying their sites, online groups or services on different platforms using similar alteration of the name. From a personal perspective, the journey of the whole project has been an interesting one and I must admit none of this could have happened without the support of my family and the nice friends from various generations I have met along the way.
Having reached its 11th anniversary, I believe it is time for a new logo design to renew or freshen the image of general perception. Personally I do not see any issues with the old logotype which we have been using — yes, we adopted the Times New Roman bold font easily found in every computer — but it is better to have a logotype design which can fit a long name and have a better dimension ratio to be consistent across the platforms we are using.
The simple details of the new 2017 logotype above:
- The complete logotype “MiriCommunity.net” stands for the Miri community network.
- The long name in this logotype uses the Ridewell font which focuses on vintage wood type image for a brand that is over a decade old.
- The black color used on the logotype represents the slogan you are already familiar with “oil is thicker than water“.
- If we break it down into visual cues, you will see the following:
- “MIRI” – The city of Miri in Sarawak, Malaysia.
- “COMMUNITY” – The people of the Miri city.
- “COMM” – It’s the short for the word “communication”.
- Vertical “MM” – To clearly show that there are 2 letter “m” in the word “community” and also to complement the visibility of the word “UNITY”.
- “UNITY” – Sticking together despite our differences.
- “.NET” – The network of networks.