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Sarawak Cultural Village
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Sarawak Cultural Village from Kuching City
Ranked #3 of 92 things to do in Kuching
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

This is the shortest and quickest way to see the different ethics groups(Ibans, Bidayuh, chinese, Malay etc) in Sarawak at a glance. There is also a dance performance and actual houses stay by the different ethnic groups in the past. Quite good for a half day trip.

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

I usually hate those dance shows, but this one was colorful and charming, with an unexpected dose of good humor. The location is beautiful to hang out for a while, just make sure you go before 4, because everything closes!

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

To be able to sense and taste the diverse culture of Sarawak in half a day is well worth the time. The setting beneath Mt Santubong and tropical forest is magical.

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Overall, two thumbs up to the cultural village. This is a half day or less stop, but it takes a good 45 minutes to get there from central Kuching. This is expensive for Malaysia (55-60 RM for adult) but still worth it. Our taxi driver had us buy tickets from a hotel and we saved 5 RM each ticket.

If you can't make the 11:30 or 4:00 dance show, then don't go, because the dance show is worth seeing. Hard to say how authentic it all was, but it was still entertaining, particularly the blowgun guy at the end. I don't think I'm giving much away when I say that, near the end, he calls up a member of the audience to try the blowgun. The lady he called up, who I think I can safely say had never even touched a blowgun before, nailed the target on her first try from across the stage. Stunned the whole audience! (Maybe it was staged?)

The village itself is nice enough. It is neat to visit the houses of the main tribes and learn a bit about each of them. Various "docents" in the houses will answer questions. There are various activities that kids (and adults) can try, including shooting a blowgun. You can also grind grain, dress up in traditional clothes, and fry food. They have a little passport you can get stamps in which makes a very nice souvenir.

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

the place and people is nice there. the best thing about the place is that the people there are very patient and cheerful when explaining. however, the toilets are so stinky and dirty and wet. I suggest that the janitor to clean it more often. the restaurants there is not good because they do not serve vegetarian nor vegan food and that is not thoughtful of them. not much variety of food though.

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