Sarawak Culture Village

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Kuching, Malaysia

Sarawak Culture Village Kuching Reviews

trippin_jen trippin_…
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Sarawak Cultural Village May 26, 2013
Sarawak Cultural Village is one of the top attractions in Kuching. It is located about 45-60 minutes drive from the city, where the annual Rainforest Music Festival is held. Here you’ll find the very unique tribe houses built on stilts, floored with bamboo, and very narrow but interesting staircases. These are the traditional houses of 7 different tribes, all with their very own designs.

At an entrance fee of MYR 60 per adult and half price for students and senior citizens, you’ll be given a ‘passport’. For every house that you visit, you’re entitled to get an entry stamp. The ‘owner’ of each house (or the tribe to be precise) will be at their homes to explain about the different rooms and design. They will also be dressed up in their traditional costumes so it’ll be easier to recognize their clan. Let me give you a few hints. There is one hut which is used as a meeting place for men only. There are real skulls hanging on the ceiling. Go search for it if you ever visit this village. In another house of 4-stories, one of the floors consists of a number of rooms, which hold several families and you get to see how these rooms are arranged. To which tribe do you think it belongs?

At 4pm, there is a cultural dance show at an air-conditioned theatre which lasts about 45 minutes. If you have plans to visit and understand every household, I would recommend a minimum of 1.5hours just for the house-visits. Although the last entry to the village is at 4pm and you can stay until after 6pm, you may not be able to collect your passport stamps after 4.30pm. So it’ll be best if you could be there at around 2pm.

I personally love this place. For those who are interested in culture, this is a place you should not miss. However, I must admit that MYR 60 entrance fee is too expensive. They don’t even have discounts for locals. Definitely not suitable for those who are immobile unless they’re only planning to watch the cultural dance at the theatre. But then, that would not be worth the MYR 60! Last but not least, you can never run away from the heat and humidity in Malaysia so this place is no exception.
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village
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adzrea adzrea
2 reviews
Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) Jul 15, 2011
a must visit if you are in hour drive from the cat city aka a local, i'll try to go back to my hometown every July just for this can checkout this website about the festival..

overall, the festival was so awesome..once you attended the festival, you will be addicted and for sure will come again next year..
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