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“A Must Visit when you're in Kuching”

Sarawak Cultural Village
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$43.99*
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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 92 things to do in Kuching
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great living museum for all age. Just make sure you're ready at the theater to watch the live cultural performance at 11.15 am daily.

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Pricing a little high I thought RM 60 for adults. But you do get to see long houses from 4 different Sarawak ethnic groups. One high point is friendliness of the staff and the cultural show was quite nice. Overall, pretty basic walking around, would do so once but once is more than enough. The site of the Rainforest music festival, it's like walking thru a park with long houses. Not worth RM60 unless u have travelled a long way just to see a longhouse,

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Reviewed May 11, 2014

They have a lot of different types of houses based on culture and ethnicity. It can be really hot during daytime. Cafe available for lunch. A lake in the center where can relax and unwind

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Reviewed May 7, 2014

What a location! On the edge of the Cultural Village with its many tribal houses, the stages of the Rain Forest World Music Festival were high enough to allow large crowds the opportunity to have n obstructed views. The two stages next to one another allowed a pretty seamless change between acts.

Over all the festival was very well curated and while certainly focused on local music, there was a great smattering of music from around the world including Latin, African, Celtic and middle Eastern. Literally something for everyone, but if you really listened, almost everything had its appeal.

There were lots of interesting spaces to get away from the crowd when you wanted it, and fantastic food choices as well. I loved that there were video screens scattered through out the grounds of the cultural village which meant you could watch and listen to the festival in a bit of solitude when you needed it. The Cultural Village itself is made up of houses brought to the grounds from tribal villages throughout the Sarawak region. The village allows you a taste of village life and will, I am sure, preserve a threatened way of life. The Rain Forest World Music Festival also had craft vendors from all over, including some from those same tribal villages.

Across the street from the Sarawak Cultural Village there was also another simultaneous festival going on, which had a much stronger youth focus. Was fascinating to see all the people there getting tattoos. though personally I would have worried about hygiene. The shopping center it was in had some very good restaurants and was a good place to refuel on drinks etc.

The only drawback to the festival was that it rained a bit and the ground got wet. With so many people walking across it, some areas got very muddy.

This festival was on my bucket list, but in the future I will definitely be back again

Thank santjordi
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

I had an enjoyable hour or so touring the park and looking at the different dwellings - the Iban longhouse is particularly impressive, however, there is a serious lack of information to really bring these cultures alive. More information boards around the place are seriously needed, I would have enjoyed the opportunity to read about the different peoples of Borneo and their way of life.

Thank Basemess
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