Sarawak Chronology Of Events

Sarawak Chronology Of Events 1839-2015

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:

wdt_ID Date Event
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.
3 20/12/1840 Berlidah captured.
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.
Date Event
Sarawak Government Almanac 2018 Cover

Sarawak Government Almanac 2018

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:

Scanned Images: for sale

The web domain is for sale.  If interested, please use the following form to make your offer or to get in touch.  You may do a quick WHOIS lookup for ownership confirmation.  This domain name may be useful for your brand, products and services.
death_is___by_er0k_640x480 & Recent Updates

Performed some feature updates over at and recently to improve the user experience when navigating the small calendar sites for the departed in Malaysia & Singapore.  Some of the updates performed are:

Do get in touch if you noticed any bugs when visiting the sites.  Thanks.