Monday, June 22, 2015

Sarawak Cultural Village

Hello all, you are just stepping into the Sarawak Cultural Village with me today!
It was not my first time since I have been to Kuching 4 times, but I would never get bored to come back again on my 3rd.
Cultural Village is a perfect place to get to know the local cultural and lifestyle, because you got to learn the different cultures in Sarawak like Malay, Chinese, Melanau, Bidayuh, Orang Utan and Iban.
And, I would say it is the most interesting attraction spot that you will not want to miss during your visit to Kuching.



It was a hot sunny day! I can barely open my eyes!
Excuse me, mum?! I am taking self-portrait in front of the main entrance #lol



If you are familiar with the famous Rainforest Wold Music Festival, I am sure you heard of this museum before.
This music festival will always held in August every year.


Once you paid your entrance fees, you will see a complete map of the village on your right side. 
As you can see from the map, the whole village is surrounded by a central lake.


Let's start the long walked by crossing the Bidayuh Bamboo Bridge! #sayhi


 After crossing the bridge, you will get to walk into the first house, Rumah Bidayuh.


Outside the Rumah Bidayuh, you can experience the traditional method of sugar cane crushing hut. 


Rumah Iban is a long house for the Ibans.
The longhouse is very long, and it can home to many families living together under one roof.
 


Here's the back of the longhouse. You can see how big it is. 
As what I know, the Ibans built their longhouses to last at least 15 to 20 years.


Besides walking through all the houses, there is also an in-house theater, where you can enjoy multicultural songs and dances performances.
But, due to other event happening on that day, the performance moved to the outdoor auditorium. #itwashot
They are 2 cultural show per day which are 11.30am till 12.15pm, and 4pm till 4.45pm.


Our trip was so much less hassle to have Kay and Stella as our tour accompanied!
Thankiu very much~~~


After the 45 minutes performance, we walked to Rumah Penan.
Penan's specialty is manufacturing and accurate use of blowpipes.
They supposed to have a live activity where you can experience the blowpipes, but we have missed out due to the special event on that day.



Nothing much, just tooooo HOT!



Let's take another welfie before we move on.



Rumah Orang Ulu locates at upstairs where you need to climb up with the staircase like this small and narrow. #becareful



Inside the Orang Ulu longhouse, you are able to see the demonstrating traditional daily activities such as wood craving.
I think this is hardly can see in the city.


There is also a handicraft shop inside the longhouse.
You can buy their handmade jewelries, snacks, and accessories as the souvenirs.

One of my favourite piece with my girls.
The wall behind us is all wood craving by the Ulus. 


You can see how tall it is the longhouse from this picture.


Rumah Melanau is very tall and big. I guess that's the biggest house among the others. 
 

Have you ever seen or try this bamboo stick dance?
I remembered I first saw it was performed by my Kuching's friends during our college days.
The dance involves 2 people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo sticks on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the sticks in a dance.
Trust me, it's not that easy as you see!


Hungry? Need some snacks?
You can get the local shape cake made of rice at only RM3 for 5 pieces.



This is how the traditional Rumah Melayu looks like.
I believe this kind of traditional Malay house is still exist in some countrysides. 



Here comes the last house, Rumah Cina.


We have so much memories to share when we arrived at Chinese house,
Especially if you come with your kids, it's so much appreciate to share those stories with them.



The house is divided into 2 main parts which family room contains kitchen, eating and living area, and another side is a storage area for valuables such as bicycles or agricultural machinery.


Hey, do you want some peppers from me? #haha


 



If you like natural attraction, this would definitely a good place for you!
The whole place is full of greenish plants and colourful flowers.


Wanna leave your footstep at this heritage place, you may refer to the below information~~~~

Sarawak Cultural Village
How to come: It's about 45 minutes drive from the Kuching City.
You can also travel to here by public bus or shuttle bus, click the details here
Entrance Fee: RM60 (adults) RM30 (Child 6-12 years old) Free for children aged under 6
Opening hours: 9am till 4.15pm daily
Website: SCV

3 comments:

Love, Life and Myself said...

U r such a babe, do feel free to drop by again.

Ivy Gan said...

Im here to wait for your visit in July!

riz said...

Sounds interesting. I always like to go to this rainforest festival.
Love the photos. want to visit this one day and get along with the local and to see their everyday lives.