Santubong Travel Guide

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Santubong Highlights

  • Pro
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    alicekenny says…

     Sight-seeing, Great Tasty Seafood, 

  • Con
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    Xinta says…

     A bit far from the city 

  • In a nutshell
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    DanielF says…

     The Santubong Mount is impressive. 

Santubong Things to Do

  • Living Museum of Sarawak

    Opening hours is:0900 - 1715 dailyRM 60.00 for AdultRM 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 pm1600 - 1715 pmThis living museum shows us the heritage of the major racial groups...

  • Tribal Council

    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.

  • SCV : Melanau House

    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...

  • SCV : Orang Ulu Longhouse

    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....

  • SCV : Cultural Show

    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.

  • The Legend of 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...

  • 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 SarawakEntrance fees :RM60 / $17 for adultLess for native Sarawak

  • The Mousoleum of Sultan Tengah

    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.

  • The Santubong mount

    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.

  • Sarawak Cultural Village

    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.

  • Sarawak Cultural Village

    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...

  • Witness the life demonstration.

    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.

  • Enjoy the cultural show

    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.

  • Visit the various tribe house in SCV

    As a living museum, SCV's main highlight is the replica of the various tribe houses of the local tribes of Sarawak.

  • 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 FeesRM 45.00...


Santubong Restaurants

  • Eat under the sky

    Buntal lies halfway between Kuching and Santubong and is a popular spot for locals to have fresh seafood. The prices are less expensive than in the city and there are many choices to choose from. The restaurants are mainly wooden buildings on stilts with a fabulous view of the bay I love seafood so it's tough to say which are my favorites, just as...

  • Seafood meal under the clear nite sky

    Here is a restaurant where visitors get to choose to sit and enjoy dinner out in the open under the star lit sky or indoors shaded. Occasionally strong winds accompany your meal ! This is due to the restaurant fronting the open sea. Buttered Nestum Prawns. It is tempura coated in fragrant nestum.

  • Seafood with Santubong River View

    This restaurant used to be a Jetty point for the traveller to Santubong in the 1980s. Now it is turned into a Restaurant. You can find a mini zoo with peacocks and birds here. Windy ambience with a view of the River. Oyster Omelette.


Santubong Transportation

  • Van SHUTTLE Service

    This is a service provided by Holiday Inn Hotel Kuching to Damai Beach Resort. Pick-up point at the Hotel.Rate: RM 10.00 (USD 3.00 - 4.00) per person for a one-way trip.Travelling Time: 20-30 Minutes

  • Taxi Cabby

    Kuching City to SantubongCost: RM 30.00-RM 40.00 (USD 8.00 - 10.00)Travelling Time: 30-40 minutesKuching International Airport to Santubong:Cost: RM 50.00 - RM 60.00 (USD 13.00 - 16.00)Travelling Time: 40-50 minutes

  • Petra Jaya Transport from Kuching to...

    Pick-up point: Petra Jaya Transport Bus Station (Kuching City)- departs from the open air market near Electra House.Bus No.: 2BDaily Schedule: From Kuching City - 7.00 AM, 10.00 AM, 1.00 PM and 6.00 PMRate: RM 3.00 - RM 4.00 (USD 0.80 - 1.00) per personTravelling Time: 60-75 Minutes30 minutes on from the last stop.


Santubong Off The Beaten Path

  • Fresh Coconut Drink

    On your way to or from Santubong, after the Santubong bridge, you see and find little stalls and kiosk along the left and right of the road. This is where you can get to quench your thrist with coconut drink. Price to quench thirst RM 1.20 to RM 1.50 . These stalls also sells fish yummy fish crackers and some tid-bits

  • Santubong Suites - Nature & Resort...

    Santubong Suite is an exclusive apartment complex designed with the discerning in mind. Peace and quiet, fresh air, natural surroundings and technologically advanced facilities ensure that nothing is left to be desired at this location. This developement is located just 2 KM from Damai Beach Resort and Sarawak Cultural Village. This developement...

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Santubong Favorites

  • Sunsets

    The weather was often cloudy while we stayed in Sarawak, Damai Beach included. However, every evening sun rays and clouds played a perfect game to offer us glorious sunsets to enjoy from the beach or from the hotel terrasse.

  • The Beach

    The main reason why you come to Damai is the beach. I did not think that the Water of the South China Sea was particularly clear, but it was warm and the place was not crowded at all, so our stay there was, all in all, a totally relaxing experience.

  • Rainforest World Music Festival...

    This festival is held every year around the month of July for three days. It's a unique festival set against the backdrop of one of the world's oldest rainforest, whereby singers and musicians from all corners of the world come together and perform here in the island of Borneo. This event is all about world music celebrated in the creative spirit...


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