I have been exploring cyberspace ever since the internet was introduced into this country way back in 1995. The first ISP (Internet Service Provider) in this country happened to be my employer, it was apparent that I had the edge and the upper hand to be acquainted with the internet technology ahead of the customers.
The advancement of the internet technology particularly the content development and the network technology, coupled with the government initiative to reduce digital gap in this country had increased the internet penetration exponentially since its introduction twelve years ago. In layman’s term, it simply means that internet users are increasing year by year.
All government department / agencies, large corporations and great many SMIs / SMEs have their own websites. For public sectors, websites are essential as means of disseminating information to the general public and for private sectors websites are indispensable marketing tools. For NGOs, associations and private users, websites are useful to reach their members and the community at large.
Thus, a truly Kadayan website, http://kadayan.no-ip.org/ was born in early 2006, created by a group of ambitious, dynamic and resourceful Kadayans of Sabah origin. The new generation of Kadayan who created the KADAYAN UNIVERSE website are highly competent and possesses high level of IT literacy in order to pursue such goals. Based on the chronology of events leading to its development which was mentioned in Kadayan Yahoo Discussion Group in 2006, I came to a conclusion that the website development was not outsourced to a third party website developer. The team members have devoted their precious time to develop a wonderful website which to me no other Malaysian ethnic based websites came close to KADAYAN UNIVERSE.
The KADAYAN UNIVERSE is filled with resourceful contents contributed by the website resident columnist, Mr Amde Sidik, independent contributor and the team members themselves.A unique but familiar nick names, at least amongst the Kadayans such as tutut indahau – Editor, Giin Buagas – Manager, Kaawai Tanah – Super Administrator and Aaja Kadayan – Contributor are the backbone of the KADAYAN UNIVERSE .
The existence of KADAYAN UNIVERSE is a symbol of pride and determination of the Kadayan people. It is an eye-opener for others that we the Kadayans can stand at par or maybe an inch taller with other races, contrary to the popular belief that Kadayans are reserved and timid people.
I would like to see the KADAYAN UNIVERSE will live up by its tag line as “the most comprehensive Kadayan resources on the net.” I believe one day, KADAYAN UNIVERSE will become an authority on social, economic, culture and traditions of Kadayan people.
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Mr Amde Sidek, resident columnist who had contributed numerous articles to the website and the team members of KADAYAN UNIVERSE for their great efforts in developing, maintaining and updating the website.
To all the Kadayan people outside there, who have visited the KADAYAN UNIVERSE, I humbly request your favour to inform, spread and connect the websites to all other Kadayan people where ever they are within the reachable galaxy. If you are a blogger or having a personal website, please add the link to your blog and your website, if you have e-mails, spread the link to others and of course, the most conventional mean is to use words of mouth.
Truly Kadayan/Kedayan by birth. Residing in Subang Jaya, Selangor D.E. since 1988 until now.
I was born in the Colony of North Borneo, now called Sabah (Land Below the Wind). It was still the British rule then, and we used to sing "God Save the Queen" at the school assembly in early sixties. On 16 September, 1963, the Colony of North Borneo gained its independence through the formation of Malaysia.
I spent most of my childhood days in a remote village, where basic utilities such as roads, water, electricity and telephones were not known to the village folks.
My childhood days were very challenging, simply because our living condition was just at the lowest level of Maslow Hierarchy of Needs.