We woke up early today, and paid an early morning visit to Permai Camp at 0815, which is located just next to Holiday Inn Damai Lagoon. The entrance fee is RM5 per head. We had our morning walk at Permai Camp after having a simple breakfast there. We were really surprised to know Permai Camp and Holiday Inn Damai Lagoon shares the same beach! Thus, it is advisable to enter Permai Camp through the beach at Holiday Damai Lagoon, rather than paying RM5, which is really not worth it.
At 0945, we began our visit to Sarawak Cultural Village. A visit to Sarawak Cultural Village is a really good experience; the houses of Bidayuh, Iban, Melanau, Orang Ulu, Penan, Melayu and Chinese races are builds in the Cultural Village. There is also a 45 minutes cultural show (or I should say dances) at the theatre inside the Cultural Village. You really spend a full day at the Cultural Village.
Coincidently it is the first day of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri Festival, so we had some food at the open-house invitation at the Malay House. We left the Cultural Village at 1700.
A half-day tour from Kuching, one can see the cultural diversity of Sarawak in a single place. 7 representative ethnic houses surrounding a man-make lake, with interesting cultural performances. This is definitely a paradise for culture vultures.
This cultural village showcases the major types of dwellings in Sarawak. Very interesting and definitely worth a visit.