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Reviewed January 9, 2017

It's like walking to a 'life' museum. It's more enjoyable to come on weekend but I suggest coming on weekdays for those who did not like to walk in the crowd of people. It's my second visits already but I'm still excited walking through the houses and watching the performances. Don't forget to bring your student card for discount!

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank SalehaS41
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Reviewed January 6, 2017

Nicely done, nice longhouses. This living museum is very interesting if you want to find out more about the old culture of the headhunters and tribes living in Sarawak. Very accessible for elderly people and young children. They provide a nice show around 11am. Make sure you don't miss out.
Pricer 60RM per person.
There's a restaurant/bar in the park.
The tribes cook food in the longhouses that you can buy as well eg. cookies, waffles,...

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank travelingwithtw0kids
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

This was recommended as a 'must do' to us and we were not disappointed. A 45 minute show in the theatre, with some audience participation followed by looking at the examples of buildings occupied by the varied cultures in Sarawak in the recent past. Highlights were the Orang-ulu longhouse (with a spontaneous piece of dancing by some of the visitors), the Melanau tall house (with very narrow steps leading to the uppermost floors) and the Iban longhouse. Don't forget to get your cultural village 'passport' and get a stamp in all of the houses as a nice little reminder of the visit.

Good value and a full, interesting day.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank TonyDPg
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

since we do not hv the luxury of a long holiday in Kuching, our first day there was the Sarawak Cultural Village. a long drive via coach to Santubong, the Village is located at the foothills of Mount Santubong. our driver cum tourist guide, who calls himself Eepi is an Iban, and he revels in telling the history of Sarawak's largest tribe the Iban, and how they chased after the heads of Bidayuh and kept them in the 'head house' which we visited with trepidation. But that was very long ago and tribes live in harmony nowadays. One notable fact was the nomadic Penans who unlike the Ibans and Bidayuhs, do not have land as they move every three months living off the jungle. Apart from the Iban, Bidayuh and Penan houses, we also went into Melanau, Melayu and Chinese houses to appreciate how they lived. the longhouses do not have partitions between families and it was a communal style of living. One interesting item we viewed was the tebuh, a huge implement made of logs to crush sugar cane. the highlight was crossing the interlacing bamboo bridge. a recommended place to soak in Sarawak tribal culture which included being entertained to the poignant-sounding sape musical instrument.

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank idrus2015
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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a nice way to know the rich cultural background of the Sarawak people. But allocate a day to see all the houses and attend the shows .. but if it's raining then this place is a bad idea as the grass becomes mushy and ground becomes muddy. A must visit place

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank NanthiniBalakumaran
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