August 17, 2008
THEY CAME BACK: THE GREAT GRAND NEPHEW OF BROOKE
This is Jason Brooke and a friend who came to say hello to Sarawak and I. Jason is the grandson of Anthony Brooke, so he is great grandnephew of Sir Vyner Brooke, the last white rajahs of Sarawak. This was his first trip to the former kingdom of his ancestors and was so happy to be able to see the people and the state in person after hearing and reading so much about them.
He was here for three weeks and managed to visit Simanggang the only royal district as Charles Brooke had his stint here for 10 years in the early 19th century. Later he visited Betong near by and Kapit in the Rejang.
If you have been following my postings, history of Sarawak is alive and kicking. Please give me hints and get your camera, or get your ticket an travel by Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia.