As the largest state in Malaysia, it takes more than a couple of visits there to get to know the people. Therefore, to get a real taste of Borneo, it is highly recommended to check out Sarawak Cultural Village, where within the grounds of the Village, one gets a real feel of all the ethnics of the state plus their culture and tradition.
This multi-award winning cultural village is not much different from Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park in Malacca. Located at the foot of Mount Santubong, it is incidentally the venue for the world-renowned Rainforest World Music Festival, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world over the annual three-day music festival.
The 17-acre site, which requires at least two hours to explore, is a living museum that combines history, tradition and architecture, making a visit here most interesting and educational.
Within its grounds boasts seven traditional houses of the major ethnicities of Borneo, namely: Bidayuh longhouse, Iban longhouse, Penan hut, Orang Ulu longhouse, Melanau tall house, Malay town house and Chinese farm house.
Needless to say, a trip to Sarawak Cultural Village is a feast for the eyes and undoubtedly, a photographer’s haven. It is no surprise that the Village caters to bridal couples who would like to hold an ethnic wedding here.
Additionally, twice a day for 45 minutes each time, full-time dancers present a colourful traditional cultural performance from all the different ethnicities represented at the Village.
Also not to be missed is the mouth-watering native cuisine prepared by the ethnic kitchen. For this, head to Restaurant Budaya and take your pick from the best of Sarawak food. Do take note that entrance fee does not include food and beverage.
Sarawak Cultural Village is about 45 mintues’ drive from Kuching but it is only five minutes’ walk from either Damai Beach Resort or Damai Puri Resort & Spa. Slightly further away is the Damai Golf & Country Club.
RM60 (adult) + 6% GST
RM30 (child 6 – 12 years old) + 6% GST
Cultural show times: 11.30am to 12.15pm & 4pm to 4.45pm
Sarawak Cultural Village (Kampung Budaya Sarawak)
Add: Sarawak Cultural Village, Pantai Damai, Santubong, P.O. Box 2632, 93752 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Tel: +6082-846 108 / 846 078
Fax: +6082-846 988
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