We spent hours here and loved it. The setting is stunning - a lake in the centre, mountains all round. The village has lots of houses in different cultural styles. You can visit them all. Some tribes put on dance shows: others demonstrate traditional crafts, such as making blow pipes; others sell traditional snacks. It's very interesting to have a look at. The different styles of houses are interesting, too. Plus you get to examine the interior at your leisure. The day ends with a dance show demonstrating traditional tribal dances. When we visited the performances were linked together to tell a long traditional story. The show ended with members of the audience, including me, being dragged up to dance. My husband was able to torture me with a video of me getting all the dance steps wrong for months after our visit.
A lovely day out. Open from 9am to 5.15pm; entry was around RM45.
Covering 6 hectares of land, the village is at the foothills of Mt Santubong... It depicts the heritage and lifestyles of the major racial groups in Sarawak... The village organises traditional dances, ethnic music, games and old folk songs of the Dayaks and other ethnic tribes...
Within the village are also replicas of the various longhouses of the ethnic tribes...
This cultural village showcases the major types of dwellings in Sarawak. Very interesting and definitely worth a visit.