16th Sept would always get me singing Fairland Sarawak...it is just old habits which don't die....
And I am wondering whether I should say "Happy Birthday SArawak"? How old is Sarawak?
Should Sarawak be given its founding year as 1842 when James Brooke was given the right to rule and called the land "Sarawak"?
An old legend said the name came from the words "Saya SERAH tanah ini kepada AWAK....so combined together the word SERAHWAK was born....."
In 1963 Sept 16th Sarawak and Sabah (the two East Malaysian states )gained independence from the British Colonial Government and HELPED FORM THE NEW NATION OF Malaysia which has 11 states in Peninsular Malaysia.