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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 your visit to Sarawak Cultural Village and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kuching family vacation planner.
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  • Our friend, who is a local took to this fabulous place! Amazing scenery, unique houses and a lot of demonstrations on every day life and we tried some delicious food samples as well! The dancing was a...  more »
  • The show is at half past 12 and at 4 am and certainly worth a visit. They let the cultural habits and traditions of all tribes and it is a really nice, funny and interesting show. Then there is all the time to go through the park. At the entrance you get a passport where you can collect stamps from all 7 tribes! Many tribes also give demonstrations of how they used to be made, for example, food or furniture.
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  • It is in a very nice area, at the foot of a mountain. You can see the structure of the typical houses (huge) and you can talk to the people who are there, they tell you how they lived. The show is also not bad. But everything in general is very well prepared for tourists... To get there is a shuttle from the hotel margarita (I have attached a photo with the timetables and prices)
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  • Visited this place six times and still loving it. It is the one and only living museum in the world. It's the next best thing compared to the actual/real life local natives traditional houses and some of their daily activities. Infact some of the stuffs/artifacts displayed here may not even be found at the existing villages which have gone through modernisation. Plus, you get to visit, experience and learn about atleast seven (7) traditional local and natives houses within a three(3) hours visit. And to top it all, don't forget to watch the traditional dance show at in their comfortable airconditioned auditorium (you'll need that after walking around for 2-3 hours under the hot tropical sun)
  • SCV being set up as one of the tourist attractions since 26 years ago. Located in Damai Santubong area, exactly opposite Damai Central. The best way to learn more about the Sarawak tribes and cultural. But so happening as the 1st time went there in 1997.
  • Definitely worth visiting to find out more about Sarawak bumiputera culture. See the different races and their traditions. You get to try out using a blow dart too!
  • I went only due to the rainforest World Music Festival being hosted here. You can see traditional long houses elsewhere if you wish to make the effort and did alittle more research.
  • The cultural show is quite good and the buildings very nice. Food was quite good and cheap too.