We are gathering and writing the story of Kuching’s old bazaar: the traditions, kinship and family trees, cuisine, lifestyle & festivals. The objective is to capture this valuable intangible cultural heritage so it can be recorded and become an important legacy of this historical area.
We are a survey team appointed by the Kuching Old Market Community Association to record the History and Cultural Heritage of Kuching Old Bazaar. The survey team includes UNIMAS academics & researchers; historical & cultural writers, journalists, and editors. This program is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Sarawak.
Step 1 – On-site Survey & Interview: We will be going door to door conducting interviews to gather oral history through stories, recollections, old photos, articles, books, and memories. This information will be recorded to document the history of the people of central Kuching.
Step 2 – Online Survey: We will openly invite those with historical connections or with stories to share of Kuching Old Bazaar to participate in our online questionnaire. Please also leave your contact details for our team to reach you in the future.
With immediate effect, end date not being specified at the moment.