A long time ago, a young girl in Kedah was brought by her parents to various cultural shows and art exhibitions. She also observed the artistry of Malay village life with great interest. The enchanting performances of these shows as well as the lovely handiwork and diligence of the traditional artisans left an indelible mark on her soul.

However this story began in earnest when she grew up and met and fell in love with a man from one of the most beautiful places in Malaysia. Kota Belud in Sabah is a place of gentle rolling hills, beautiful green fields, quiet beaches with unmatched sunsets, fireflies in mangrove jungles, small breath-taking islands far from the madding crowds. But more than the landscape, it was the people that captured this young woman’s heart, their gentleness, their quiet humour, and their courage and strength.