Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching

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Visit a living museum and interesting cultural preservation project at Sarawak Cultural Village. Sarawak's history is one of immigration and multiculturalism: ethnically Iban, Chinese, and Malay families--along with many others--have called the region home for centuries. Designed to preserve and show Sarawak's heritage, the village of 150 people still retains its traditional ways of life. Take a tour of the village to see Chinese farmhouses alongside Iban longhouses, and learn to distinguish between cultures in terms of design, spirituality, and traditions. Watch a multicultural dance performance in the village theater while enjoying a cup of strong rice wine known as tuak. Plan to visit Sarawak Cultural Village and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kuching attractions using our Kuching trip planner .
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  • We visited this place from Kuching and stayed for 4 Hrs including lunch. Quite a lot to see with traditional houses to experience and local food to try. Stage performance 2 times a day which is good. ...  more »
  • This was a good cultural experience. Worth a visit to see the different long houses. Our guide was vey knowledgeable and spoke english well.  more »
  • Due to the many recommendations on TripAdvisor we decided to look at the cultural village. For the way we took a grave for approx. 50 myr. The ride was very exciting and the buildings and villages along the way, our driver told us. The entrance to the cultural village is rather overpriced with 60 myr per person. Various shows have been recommended to us. Looking forward, we went on the tour. We received a "Passport" with which you can go from Hut to hut and a stamp in it can make. This was sadly disappointing. The different houses are Raggedy and found no informations. The employees have declared anything or shown. We could see also no show. After round one hour we have decided therefore, back to Kuching for trial. Bottom line is that the ride was more exciting than the visit.
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  • I love the situation so much... so relaxing and make your mood feel great 💚. The garden is well organized... down to earth. You have to pay the ticket about 61 myr/person (adult). There is a show which contain traditional dancing at 11.30 and 4.
  • A place with an overcharge ticket I must say. To come and see each three-quarter-empty buildings (native houses). Yes, there are some artifacts in every house. But apart from it, they just like a deserted place. The show is good by the way.
  • Various Sarawak cultural traditional houses and history all in one place. There is a cultural dance show daily. Remember to go early and bring an umbrella if it is a sunny day as you need to walk about the area. A bit disappointed that they have all the cultural dance from different ethics except Chinese (even tho it has a traditional Chinese house on exhibit). It is still a must visit place if you are in Sarawak. We drove there the last time but you should be able to take a taxi or a bus there.
  • Great cultural attraction used by local school for educational visits. Leave plenty of time to get to it from the town. Very interesting to see the history of the island and the old ways. Friendly staff and some food live exhibits and food tasting. Recommend a visit if you're in the area.
  • Way too expensive for entrance ticket.. adult RM60, children 6 to 12 years old RM30, university student RM15... But is a good experience to get to know more about others races culture. Listen to their experiences, look at their different style of building, enjoy the beautiful scenery if the weather is good. They also have restaurant inside. If the weather is too hot, I recommend stop by the restaurant and have a cold drinks ;)
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