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Sarawak Cultural Village

Damai, Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #7 of 35 Attractions in Kuching
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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99 reviews 99 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I liked everything about the place. If one is short of time or is not in a mood to travel far, this place is perfect to soak in the Sarawakian culture complete with the highlights of the major tribes in the state. The plus is that all the settlements have real tribal people who live there and show their lifestyle.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

It was wonderful to see the different tribes and their crafts and foods, and the dance show was amazing!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We drove roughly an hour from Kuching city, not knowing what to expect. You get your own 'passport' when you enter the village, and for each ethic group you visit, you'll get a stamp. I thought it was a good idea as we tend to miss-out one or two, this way you won't. There are 2 shows per day, 1130... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Yes it is a little commercial but hey it is still not Disneyland! This village is old but that is what these long houses look like in the jungle!! It is a great chance in a limited time to see and learn about the different tribal groups in Borneo. We had four kids between the age of 7-12 and they... More 

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Montjean, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Like a lot of things it seems to have started out well but now has a very run down atmosphere. The show was however excellent . The bus journey there was rather wearing

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Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Especially for those who can only stay in Kuching or Sarawak for a few days you get to see lifesize replicas of the houses of different tribes. including those of the Melanau and Orang Ulu - which were most impressive. You get to see the various costumes, tools and instruments. For a fee, you can even try your hand on... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

It was interesting but a little too commercial. We did learn about most of the tribes but would have like it to be more authentic.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Our group of 4 visited the cultural village on 12/12/12. Two of us had been a few years earlier and there had seemed to be more activities happening in the individual houses then, however we were all still very happy with the visit. The dance performance was excellent, as was the food from the cafe.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Beautiful surroundings and very informative if you want to learn about the different tribes ...the show was excellent....we loved it.

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gold coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

if you want a little taste of Sarawak cultures make sure you include this in your itinerary, the dancing is beautiful

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