Sarawak Cultural Village (Living
Do not leave Kuching without visiting the
Popularly known as the Living Museum, The Sarawak Cultural Village
is a showcase for Sarawa's rich cultural diversity. Visitors to
the Village can sample instant Sarawak all in one single place.
The Cultural Village built on a six hectares site at the foothill
of the legendary Mt Santubong is 35 kilometres from Kuching City
and is a stone's throw away from Damai Holiday Inn, a beach resort.
The Cultural,Village is tastefully landscaped with a manmade lake
at the centre surrounded by 7 authentic replicas of ethnic houses:
the Bidayuh centre house and longhouse, the Than longhouse, the
Penan hut, the Orang Ulu longhouse, the Melanau Rumah Tinggi, the
Malay house and the Chinese farmhouse. Displayed in each house are
many artefacts made by the individual dwellers. Demonstration of
arts and crafts like beadworks, wood and bamboo carvings, pua weaving,
straw weaving can be seen while touring the Village.
The rich cultural heritage in the form of dances and music presented
by various ethnic groups is one of the highlights of the visit.
The grand cultural show which lasts about one hour is performed
in the Village air-con theatrette.