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Half-day Sarawak Cultural Village

Experience life in the rainforests with the four-hour visit to the Sarawak Cultural Village. This award-winning living museum showcases the state’s diverse cultures. See how the native tribes have lived for centuries while enjoying traditional jungle hospitality. Learn how to throw a Malay spinning top, shoot a Penan blowpipe or take part in a nature trail. There are seven authentic traditional buildings located in the foothills of Mount Santubong, each representing an ethnicity. As you wander through the cultural village, which is just 35 minutes away from the big city, you will find demonstration huts in which the daily activities of old come to life. Watch as the locals go about everyday activities such as wood and bamboo carving, beadwork, weaving of Malay cloth with gold inlay (kain songket), sugar-cane crushing, pepper-growing and even the preparation of bird nests. You can learn how to throw a Malay spinning top or pick out a tune on an Orang Ulu sape. Visit the Iban Longhouse, which represents the Iban people, who are Sarawak’s largest ethnic group. Check out the Bidayuh Longhouse, dedicated to the people of that name, who are the fourth ethnicity in terms of numbers. Both are overwhelmingly Christian unlike the Muslim Malays. See also the Penan Hut, the Chinese Farm House, the Rainforest Music House and more. The tour concludes with a colourful multi-ethnic cultural performance in the village’s air-conditioned mini-theatre. Experience life in the rainforests with the four-hour visit to the Sarawak Cultural Village. This award-winning living museum showcases the state’s diverse cultures. See how the native tribes have lived for centuries while enjoying traditional jungle hospitality. Learn how to throw a Malay spinning top, shoot a Penan blowpipe or take part in a nature trail. Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotel at 9.00am and 2.00pm. Duration: Four hrs. Start/opening time: 9.45am. Languages: English-speaking driver.