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Sarawak Cultural Village

 

By e-borneo.com

 

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 Adventure Vacation.

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.

Sometimes referred 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 performances.

Their spectacular 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 adventure vacation.

For more tour info, refer to the URL below:

http://www.e-borneo.com/travel/tours/eb-kch03.shtml

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About the Author:  e-borneo.com is one of the leading Borneo-based Borneo Travel and Trip Advisor web sites, which also serves as a Borneo travel gateway and tour intermediary for the best and cost-effective custom/full-package vacation deals to Malaysia Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak) and Brunei Darussalam. Check out some of Sabah Tourism packages or visit our sister site Borneo Tropical Vacation for more information on Sabah. Copyright 2007

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