Tucked away at the foothills of legendary Mount Santubong, 35 km from Kuching is Sarawak's fascinating cultural showcase, the award winning "Sarawak Cultural Village" which is also the venue for the World Harvest Festival and the Rainforest World Music Festival, an internationally renowned festival.
Here, it is possible to see Sarawak's ethnic diversity at a glance. The handicraft is both bewildering and tempting, including the Kain Songket (Malay cloth with gold inlay), Pua Kumbu (Iban housewives textiles), Melanau Terendak (sunhat), Bidayuh tambok (basket), Iban parang (swords), Orang Ulu wood carving and Chinese ceramics.
The 45-minute cultural performance of songs, dances and entertainment is something you will not want to miss during your visit to Sarawak
This award-winning living museum showcases Sarawak's unique and diverse cultures in an accessible, visitor-friendly setting just 35 minutes drive from Kuching,5 minutes walk from Damai Beach Resort & Damai Puri Resort ,10 Minutes walk from Damai Golf & Country Club.
What you can explore:
Experience seven unique houses architectures, its people and cultures representing the major ethnic groups of this exceptional states and taste of exuberant Sarawak hospitality as below.
Bidayuh Longhouse,Iban Longhouse,Orang Ulu Longhouse,Chinese Farmhouse,Melanau Tall House,Malay House,Penan Hut,Penan Nature Trail,Rainforest Music House,Persada Alam,Persada Ilmu.
Each house contains fascinating artifacts from the corresponding community, and interpreters demonstrate traditional skills like basket weaving and carving, blow-pipe hunting and spinning. Some guests are even invited to join ceremonies, sampling Sarawak's powerful tuak, or rice wine. This tour concludes with return transfer to Kuching, and drop-off at your hotel.
Opening Hours: 9 AM to 4.45PM
Cultural Show: (11.30 AM to 12.15 PM & 4PM to 4.45PM)