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“Nature best kept secret”

Sarawak Cultural Village
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Sarawak Cultural Village Tour from Kuching
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Half-Day Sarawak Bidayuh Longhouse Experience from Kuching City
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Sarawak Cultural Village from Kuching City
Ranked #3 of 89 things to do in Kuching
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“Nature best kept secret”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Located on the outskirt of Kuching City. Great place to enjoy the serene environment. For nature lovers, this is the perfect place to chill

Visited April 2013
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We spent over two hours here and enjoyed our visit. There is a lot see here which is all about how the various peoples in the region lived. Do make sure you have enough to drink as there is a fair amount walking outside involved.

Visited April 2013
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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“Great insight to Longhouses”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Such a great way to see and experience some of the local cultures and living arrangements. If you don't have time to go to the Longhouses deep in the jungle then this is a perfect place to go. The cultural show was also very interesting.

Visited June 2013
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is another of the main things to do in Sarawak. Not necessarily a must, but definitely worth a visit. I didn't realise that there were so many tribes, and it was very interesting hearing about them, their locations in the Sarawak region and how they live their lives.

The houses are all very different, but I would say that as you get towards the end of the day, your enthusiasm for seeing a new type of house does start to wane, and the experiences in each hut can get a little samey, which loses it a point.

The "passport" is a nice idea to make sure you see everything, and gives a little background information.

The cultural show at the end of the session is ok, but needs better explanations behind the dances, the PA is not great quality so it is difficult to get much background information on the dances.

Visited May 2013
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“This is Where You Should Start Your Visit in Kuching, Sarawak.”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

I would highly recommend you - first timers to Kuching - to first visit this place before anywhere else. This Cultural Village (CV) will bring you to a different world, where you will learn about the unique cultures in Sarawak. This is also where the famous Borneo Rainforest World Musical Festival is held every year.

The entrance fee is quite expensive for both local and foreign tourists but it will worth every cent. Not far from the entrance, there is a cafe. There is a cultural performance every day held at SCV so, you must not miss it.

There are the Rumah Cina (Chinese House), Rumah Melayu (Malay House), Rumah Melanau (Melanau House), Rumah Penan (Penan House), Rumah Orang Ulu (Orang Ulu House), Rumah Iban (Iban House) and the Rumah Bidayuh (BIdayuh House). There are 'villagers' in each and every house - doing daily life chores like cooking, weaving mats etc. - in short this is like a living-museum. Of course, minus Ben Stiller and Amy Adams but it's a great place to visit.

Bring your camera and extra batteries. Be ready to spend the whole day there. Wear flip-flops, bring an umbrella and sunscreen and buckets of water. Phone reception is good. No WiFi, I think. The washrooms are quite clean. The food is moderately priced. Souvenirs are available. Accommodation at the SCV is possible (or so I think), it can be arranged. Just go there and be prepared to fall in love in Kuching :D I rated this place 4 out of 5 because I know SCV should and will improve its facilities.

Visited April 2013
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