Bidayuhs make sacred trek to remember forefathers

THOUSANDS of people, the majority of them ethnic Bidayuhs, took advantage of the public holiday today to make the annual trek up the 304m-high Bung Bratak in Bau, some 40km from Kuching.

The hill is of great significance – some even say it is sacred – to the Bidayuhs of the Jagoi-Bratak sub-tribe as it was where their forefathers settled after migrating from Sungkong in West Kalimantan 800 years ago.