Description: When you are in Kuching, Sarawak with your family,
and wanting to explore the best of Sarawak in half a day, then, the
best place for a family adventure vacation is at the
internationally-acclaimed and award-winning "Sarawak Cultural
Village", Sarawak's fascinating cultural showcase. Here, it is
possible to see Sarawak's ethnic diversity at a glance.
The Sarawak Cultural Village is a MUST visit destination for anyone who
is visiting Sarawak, Malaysia Borneo, especially on a Family
Located about 35km from Kuching city and tucked away on the
foothills of legendary Mount Santubong, the Sarawak Cultural Village
is built on a 14-acre site
of equatorial vegetation,
next to a scenic man-made lake.
to as a living museum, the Village depicts the heritage of the major racial
groups in Sarawak and conveniently portrays the respective lifestyle.
The village boasts seven ethnic
houses representative of the Malay, the Chinese, the Penan and the
longhouses of the Bidayuh, Iban, Orang Ulu and the Melanau.
Take a stroll around the village and observe the inhabitants of the
various houses displaying their skills in making traditional
handicrafts such as beading, wood-carving, bamboo-carving, pua-weaving,
etc. You can also view traditional methods of making sago, and
crushing sugar cane.
One of the highlight
is to take a look at how the Penans make blowpipes and other hunting
instruments, and try out your blow piping skill..., aimed normally at a balloon
from a distance.
Another highlight is the 45 minutes live cultural dance show at the theatre. You
will be entertained in the comfort of the air-conditioned mini-theatre where
award-winning dancers and musicians present their famous multi-cultural
costumes and elegant dance routines will provide an entertaining and educational
introduction to Sarawak's ethnic groups and their cultures. There are two
cultural performances each day, scheduled at about 11:00am (morning show) and
4.00pm (afternoon show).
You can also have your lunch
at the village at Restaurant Budaya. On offer is an exciting array of refreshing
drinks, beverages pastries traditional cuisines and fruits. And don't forget to taste the rice wine of Sarawak, called 'tuak'
- What better way to end your tour.
Some of the annual
events held at the Sarawak Cultural Village include
the Gawai Open House (Dayaks' Harvest Festival) in June and the Rainforest World
Music Festival, usually in July of each year. The
Sarawak Cultural Village is indeed a unique destination for a memorable family
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