Sarawak Cultural Village
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It was nice to wake up late, lie in bed, and look out over Kuching and the distant mountains. After an enormous buffet breakfast...every bit as good a spread as last nights dinner buffet, I went to the travel office in the Hilton hotel near the foyer and looked into other possible tours.
I found out that if you go on any tour by yourself you pay the full amount...but if others join the same tour the price decreases according to how many are on the tour...eg: Was going to cost 120 MR to go to the Orangutang Park...and only 60 MR if there was one aother person...I told the lovely helpful English speaking lady that I wanted to go to the Cultural Village and the Semenggoh Orangutang Sanctuary . A liitle later whilst in my room she rang and said that there were others going out to the Cultural village and did I want to go that afternoon.
The tour was great...Really just a pick up and drop off in an air-conditioned mini bus at the relevent places, other passengers were Malays from K.L. We had time to check out the "world famous" Cat museum....Hmmmm I finished it in about 15 minutes flat..the most kitch museum I have ever been to as it was just a cat collection..albeit a huge one...the funny thing was there were cat posters of cats and kittens, and movie posters of cat movies including my all time favourite "Cat People" (had to take a photo of that!) and a lovely cabinet display of cat food...and another of cat grooming utensils!!!??!! I was amazed to have to walk through a giant cat head to enter the museum itself!!!???? Anyway while waiting to be picked back up.
Got dropped off and entrance fee paid and issued a Cultural Village Passport...(does anyone remember the passports for Expo 88 in Brisbane? - just like that!) to get stamped at each tribal longhouse...a lovely momento!?! Really enjoyed my lwalk around the lake visiting all the replica tribal houses and seeing the locals dressed in traditional costumes doing everyday actiities in their "homes".
I found out that Sarawak Cultural Village hosts an annual international music festival...This is something I would be really keen to experience...maybe next year as I just missed 2007's held in October. I would like to go before it becomes to well known and big.
Arrived back at hotel Hilton and spent the rest of the evening quietly enjoying the airconditioning and luxury.