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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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  • We truly enjoyed our visit to the Cultural Village. We took a bus from Hotel Grand Margherita which cost RM24 per adult and the journey was about an hour. The entrance ticket is at RM60 per adult, hal...  more »
  • This village shows you an overview of the different tribes living in the Sarawak. It's a beautiful and clean place. The kids enjoyed walking across the bamboo bridge and also enjoyed climbing up the w...  more »
  • If you want experience the Sarawak culture houses and dances, do come here. The place is nice and the cultural show is fun and entertaining. You can learn how the local lives and how their houses look...  more »
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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.