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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  • The Sarawak Cultural Village is a great place to meet and understand the different local Sarawakians. The different houses depicts the local culture and the way their ancestors live. The performance i...  more »
  • I visit this place after hearing alot about it. I'm residing in Miri but holding Kiwi Passport. Great to learn about all the different ethnic in Sarawak. Here the major ethnic has a door of their own ...  more »
  • This was my 2nd visit. The first was more than 5 years ago. If you are interested in a one-stop cultural centre, then this is the place. The cultural village is located at the foot of Mount Santubong....  more »
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  • 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 ;)
  • A true "living museum" and fantastic place to experience the local cultures and traditional communities of the area. Meet the people, see how they live here and share in some of their activities, including the opportunity to see their traditional dance styles. Highly recommended if you are looking for a true taste of culture while in Malaysia. If my review was helpful to you, please give me a thumbs up 👍🏼 Thanks!
  • Nor worth ur money, in my last visit.. Cuma beberapa staff saja yang nampak bekerja dengan happy.. Credit to penyambut pintu hadapan, rumah Parang (best n detail explanation by him about what he knows in sarawak tribes), rumah Cina dan rumah Melayu.. Selain tu.. Tolong perbaiki greeting dan layanan.. Still not worth ur money

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