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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  • August 18, 2017
    SCV offers a great preview of what you will see around Sarawak, or a good review of the places you've been. The price is right and the people who work there are happy to explain their stations.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    All kinds of culture... I can see them dance. I love their traditional clothes and dances. And they welcoming so friendly.. I need to come back here again..  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    It is fantastic, the dance was so professional, each house is very different. It would be good to have a Malaysian price for it not just Sarawakian... need to be affordable for a family to learn about...  more »
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  • August 9, 2017
    The best culture village show case Sarawak culture in one place. Some part require maintenance. Home of World Rain Forest Festival.
  • May 23, 2017
    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.
  • July 23, 2017
    A must visit place if you want to learn about every ethnicity in sarawak. They even have cultural performance for visitors. This is truly amazing experience.
  • July 16, 2017
    Went during festival. The place is very much crowded on the concert ground but still okay. Might have not enough facilities : toilet, benches. Might need to have bigger walkway in the future to support incresing festival goers. Parking during festival is horrible, and the traffic even worse. Unauthorized roadside parking caused bottleneck so bus cannot easily go in and out. Better to take public transport or shuttle provided by the organizer. Fun experience and knowledge in each of the exibition. Good showcase of Sarawak cultural dance. Good location by the foot of Santubong mountain and very near to Damai beach, so you get the best view of both.
  • April 27, 2017
    A symbol of multicultural diversity of Sarawak. Multiple traditional house of ethnic groups in Sarawak surrounded by beautiful nature. Also available is traditional dance performance by the local ethnic group

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The most popular area to stay in Kuching remains just south of the Sarawak River, where you can find affordable hotels offering basic but comfortable rooms. South of Jalan Main Bazaar, budget backpacker accommodations in the form of hostels and guesthouses draw many visitors with limited means. Consider the districts north of the river for more exclusive and resort-style alternatives.
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