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    Living Museum of Sarawak

    by alicekenny Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Opening hours is:
    0900 - 1715 daily

    RM 60.00 for Adult
    RM 30.00 for Children (6 - 12 yrs)
    Free for Children aged under 6.
    (Effective 1st January, 2007)

    Ticket can be purchased at the Entrance of Sarawak Cultural Village.

    They are two Cultural Shows per day at:
    1130 - 1245 pm
    1600 - 1715 pm

    This living museum shows us the heritage of the major racial groups in Sarawak and conveniently portrays the respective lifestyle amidst 14 acres of equatorial vegetation.

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    SCV : Melanau House

    by BorneoGrrl Written Aug 18, 2007

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    The Melanau is another indigenous of Sarawak and their numbers are concentrated in the river mouth of the Rejang River & Mukah. Their traditional house is also called the "Lamin Dana" which is built high on stilts, over 30-40 feet from the ground. To get up to the main hall, you have to climb some tall stairs or try the staircase carved out of a tree trunk.

    Long ago, before the Melanau converted to Christianity or Islam, they were animist and believed in spirits of nature. A "Healing Hall" in the main gallery contains artifacts used during a spiritual ceremony.

    Behind the tall house is a sago making facility demonstrate the processing of the Melanau staple food. I'm fond of eating the local sago cakes which your buy from this sago making house

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    SCV : Orang Ulu Longhouse

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Aug 18, 2007

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    Orang Ulu literally means "up-river dwellers" and made up of several tribes, namely the Kayans, Kenyahs, Kelabit, Lun Bawang & other tribes. The model house in the Sarawak Cultural Village is common amongst the Orang Ulu except for the Penans.

    The long house is normally built close to the river and supported high on berlian or ironwood stilts. 20-30 families can be accommodated and each family reside in their own "apartment" referred to as a door. The community gather & socialize in the main hall or gallery in front of each door where a main fireplace and display of skulls are seen

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    SCV : Cultural Show

    by BorneoGrrl Written Aug 18, 2007

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    Dances on stage

    The Sarawak Cultural Village holds two daily performances at 11.00am & 4.00pm that last for 45-min. You will be treated to the traditional dances of the main ethnic groups in Sarawak, namely the Iban, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu and Malay.

    During the last performance, the dances will invite the guests to come up & dance with them.

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    The Legend of Mt Santubong

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Aug 17, 2007

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    Mt Santubong

    If you see Mt Santubong from an angle, you'll find a profile that resembles a woman lying down. This has inspired a legend about two beautiful princesses, Santubong & Sejinjang who got into quarrel and started to fight. Princess Sejinjang then injured Princess Santubong who fell and turned into the mountain we see today. Princess Sejijang was also injured by Santubong and was turned into a mountain

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    Sarawak Cultural Village

    by BorneoGrrl Written Aug 17, 2007

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    Sarawak Cultural Village

    Santubong is the home to the Sarawak Cultural Village which sits on 17 acres of land at the foot of the mountain. The village exhibits 7 models of homes representing 7 cultures, the Chinese, Malaysia & the indigenous groups of Sarawak

    Entrance fees :
    RM60 / $17 for adult
    Less for native Sarawak

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    The Mousoleum of Sultan Tengah

    by alicekenny Updated Mar 28, 2007

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    The Mausoleum of Sultan Tengah is located just before the junction to Santubong fishing village. Sultan Tengah was the son of the third Sultan of Brunei. He died in 1641 and was the first and only Sultan of Sarawak.

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    The Santubong mount

    by DanielF Updated Aug 17, 2006

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    The resorts at Damai Beach are built on the shadow of the impressive Santubong Mount. There are hiking trails that reach to the top from where the most audacious tourists can enjoy the stupendous vistas and the rest of pleasures of the rainforest.

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    Sarawak Cultural Village

    by DanielF Updated Aug 9, 2006

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    The Sarawak Cultural Village is a tourist attraction situated very close to the hotels. It is a kind of open air museum with reproductions of the different kind of houses of the tribes of Sarawak in an exceptionally beautiful and impressive natural background.

    They also organise folk shows for the tourists.

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  • Sarawak Cultural Village

    by evertonrthebest Written Mar 6, 2006
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    The Sarawak Cultural Village was very good. We thought it would be extremely touristy and garish, but was in fact it had a great layout and showed an insight into all the different tribes in Sarawak, just in a small area. All of the buildings were built in the traditional style, with traditional furnishings. It was really quite there, with only a handful of other tourists around(maybe because it was the off-season). The Bidayuh Longhouse was the only one that had someone to show you around, and she was very useful into learning about the tribe. All of the other longhouses had no one there, but they may normally. The dancing was ok, as it showed each tribe's traditional dancing. The restaurant is pretty cheap and serves western and malay food.

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    Witness the life demonstration.

    by mansionion Written Jul 1, 2005

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    Iban women weaving Pua Kumbu

    As Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) is a living museum, various daily activities are demonstrated life here such as weaving of the Pua Kumbu (a traditional cloth worn by Iban women), cooking of traditional dishes and sape performance. Most of this live demonstartions are conducted at the various tribe houses in SCV.

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    Sarawak Cultural Village

    by mansionion Written Jul 1, 2005

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    Entrance to Sarawak Cultural Village

    The Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) is an award winning living museum, highlightings the culture and lifestyle of the various local communities in Sarawak. It is located in Damai beach area, at the foot of Mount Santubong. The main highlighst for visit to the SCV is its cultural show, held twice daily at 11.30 am and 4.30pm.

    Entrance Fees
    RM 45.00 for Adult
    RM 22.50 for Children (6 - 12 yrs)
    Free for Children aged under 6

    Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of Sarawak Cultural Village or from the concierge counter of most of the hotels in Kuching and Damai.

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    Beaches or climb the mountain

    by sarawakgirl Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    Mount Santubong- one of the trail

    You can just be at the hotel and relax with the beautiful scenery or you can climb the mountain, river cruise or bird watching. Another attraction is the Sarawak Culture Village, a living museum about various ethnic group in Sarawak.

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    Tribal Council

    by hassan_abu Written Dec 19, 2008
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    40 minutes away from the city of Kuching, you will arrive at Santubong, home of the Sarawak Cultural Village. There are several resorts here at Santubong, including the Damai Puri Resor & Spa.

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    Enjoy the cultural show

    by mansionion Written Jul 1, 2005

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    Melanu dance

    A visit to SCV is not complete without enjoying its cultural show. Held twice daily at 11.30am and 4.30pm at SCV's auditorium, the cultural shows highlights the various tribe dances of Sarawak.

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