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Sarawak Cultural Village - Tour from Kuching

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Key Highlights
  • The homes and crafts of Malaysia's native peoples are on display at this Living Museum
  • Take a front row seat for a spirited cultural performance
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    4 hours

    Start time

    Start time: Morning Tour: 0845h (08:45am)
    Afternoon Tour: 1400h (2:00pm)
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Kuching.
    (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    For Private tours, please also mention your preferred start time.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Kuching

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Popularly known as the Living Museum, the Sarawak Cultural Village, located about 35 kilometres from Kuching, showcases Sarawak's rich cultural diversity. Built on a six hectares site at the foothill of the legendary Mt. Santubong, it is quaintly landscaped with a manmade lake at the centre surrounded by 7 authentic replicas of ethnic houses: the Bidayuh centre house and longhouse, the Iban 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 individual dwellers. Demonstration of arts and crafts like beadworks, wood and bamboo carvings, pua weaving and straw weaving can be seen while touring Village. You may learn how to throw a Malay spinning top, shoot a Penan blowpipe or pick out a tune on an Orang Ulu sape. A vibrant cultural show is also put up by various ethnic groups.


    This tour is available in two options – coach and private. The private option offers you greater flexibility and you can spend as much or as little time at any of the places that you visit. Unlike the tight schedules of coach tours, the private option allows you to do the tour at your own pace.

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Kuching and taken in a coach/ private vehicle for a tour to explore the Malaysian cultural diversity at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

    A scenic drive of about 35 minutes through the picturesque Kuching countryside brings you to the Sarawak Cultural Village, a wonderful microcosm of the state's rich and colourful cultural diversity. The village is built at the foot of the legendary Mount Santubong in a beautiful landscape setting. Seven ethnic houses are replicated to provide visitors a glimpse into the varied culture of the land. From the Bidayuh round huts, the Iban longhouse to the stilt-houses of the Melanaus, each ethnic house is unique. While touring the Village you can get an insight into traditional activities of the past such as tattooing, blow-pipe making, weaving of the "pua kumbu" and top spinning.

    The rich cultural heritage in Malaysia, presented in the form of dances and music 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 theatre. Take delight in jiving away to the traditional Malay beats during the lively cultural performances.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Kuching.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a coach/ private vehicle
    • Guide
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    Please note that a surcharge of MYR 30 (Approx. 8.57 USD) per person applies for pick-up from Damai Beach.

    Pick-up time is 30 minutes earlier than the standard pick-up time.

    Not available for booking during Rainforest World Music Festival 13-15 August (subject to change).

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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