Category Archives: Activities

Majlis Penyerahan Warta Tanah Pimuung Singai

Congratulations to Kampungs Daun, Sinibong, Tanjung Bowang in Singai, Bau on the successful handover of the 636 lots of Native Customary Rights (NCR) under Section 18.

It was handed over during the “Majlis Penyerahan Warta Tanah Pimuung Singai” held at 9am on 19/1/19 at the “Kelab Sukan dan Rekreasi Kampung Suduoh” in Singai, Bau by the Chief Minister of Sarawak.

Datu Ik Pahon Joyik, President of DBNA was also present at the event. YB Dato Henry Harry Jinep was present to celebrate together with the recipients.

Booths on history of the Singai land documentation project and the journey of success to today, hosted by DBNA Serapi Branch.

Financial Systems Phase 1 Training

Financial Systems Phase 1 training for DBNA branches in progress, after a 1 month break.

This time, on Saturday 19/1/19, it is with Samarahan, Padawan and Kuching Tengah branches. Training by Pasti Nyala Sdn Bhd teams.

Thank you all for the wonderful learning sessions.

Bidayuh traditional dance @ Countdown 2018

The award-winning Bidayuh Dance Troupe from Kampung Tematu Kuching, presented the Bidayuh traditional dance at the Countdown 2018 organised by the Ministry of Arts & Culture Srawak.

Led by their troupe leader Mr John Pata anak James Jumin, this participation was made possible because of Mr John Pata’s positive response to rise to the call.

They performed tonight 31/12/19 from 5pm-midnight at the Waterfront, Kuching, Sarawak.

Proud of you all for being there!Β πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Futsal Christmas 2018 Challenge

Futsal Christmas 2018 Challenge Trophy organized by DBNA Penrissen led by its Chairman, Mr Aloysious Kuyong and the Organising Committee. Closing ceremony will be at 7pm officiated by YB Willie Mongin.

Photo credits: Aloysius Kuyong

DBNA’s Bowling Tournament 2018

The DBNA’s Bowling Tournament 2018 is underway! 21 teams are representated. Up for grabs is the YB John IIus’s Challenge Trophy. Happening now at Megalanes EMart Batu Kawa Kuching! May the best team win!! Launching done by YB John Ilus.

And the winner of the YB John Ilus Ten-Pin DBNA 2018 Tournament is DBNA KUCHING URBAN BRANCH!!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ


DBNA/MLE, Multi Lingual Education, in partnership with SIL Malaysia, conducted their end of year Taska and Tadika inservice training.

Currently, there are seven preschools ( Taska) and two kindergartens(Tadika) The inservice provided an oppportunity for professional development for the teachers and their assistants in the subjects taught and acquire new knowledge especially in Ethnoarts led by our own teacher and Administrator.

The workshop was held over one week at the MiniΒ Hall, DBNA Headquarters in Kuching.

The teaching was conducted by Cikgu Josak Siam, Coordinator of the Bidayuh Language Development Project (BLDP) of DBNA and supported by Mdm Morina Feestra of SIL. Ms Carolline Sherley, Assistant Coordinator of the BLDP and Cikgu Alles, teacher, taught on Ethnoart education.

The Certificate of Achievement was presented by Mr Charli Ungang, Chairperson of the DBNA BLDP and Deputy President of DBNA Supreme Council. Ms Jane Dripin, Executive Secretary of DBNA, was also present at the presentation.

Congratulations to all the teachers, assistant teachers on the successful completion of the training. Thank you to SIL Mdm Morina, BLDP Cikgu Josak, Ms Carolline and Cikgu Alles for your time and dedication.

DBNA launches book on Selako dialect – BorneoPost Online

DBNA launches book on Selako dialect – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

DBNA launches book on Selako dialect – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo The Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) has finally completed the documentation of the first word list or standardised spelling for the Salako dialect group of Lundu district after wor…

Piramin Kampong Bunuk in Penrissen, Kuching, Sarawak on Sunday 18/11/18

Cikgu Josak Siam, Coordinator of DBNA’s signature ethnic education programme, the Multi-Linguistics Education proframme, giving out certificates of achievement to the children at the “Piramin Kampong Bunuk” in Penrissen, Kuching, Sarawak on Sunday 18/11/18.

He is seen here beating the “gong” 7 times to officiate the Sukanika (fun sports).

This is the yearly annual event of the Piramin Playschool (Bidayuh Language Playschool).

Present was the Deputy Chairman of DBNA Penrissen Branch, Cikgu Gibson Sateh and Summer Institute of Language staff, Mdm Morina Feensta.

“Hari Belia” or Youth Day celebrations in Sibu

DBNA is proud to have been a part of the Sarawak state level “Hari Belia” or Youth Day celebrations in Sibu, Kuching, Sarawak on Sunday 18/11/18.

Coordinated by Mr Mejun Abang of DBNA Sibu branch, and led by Mr Terence Gopa of the Youth category, the DBNA contingent came in full constumes and to represent the 4 major language groups of the Bidayuhs.

Photo credits: Mr Mejun Abang.

My Presence SIL Conference @ Sibu Sarawak

DBNA was invited to present at the “My Presence SIL Conference” in Sibu, Sarawak on 14 November 2018.

Datu Ik Pahon is represented by Mr Josak Siam, the Coordinator of the Bidayuh Language Development Programme, which is the association’s signature language preservation education programme in collaboration with SIL.

Thank you SIL for inviting DBNA to present on the journey on preserving the Bidayuh languages. All the best to SIL and DBNA in the continuing journey.

We have the Wordlists for the Bidayuh languages i.e. Bukar Sadong, Biatah, Bau-Jagoi for sale at DBNA Headquarters. If and when you are in Kuching, do stop by the office during office hours. Mr Josak and the Admin team would be more than happy to show you the books, which are selling for RM5 and RM25.