Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Sarawak Cultural Village

The Sarawak Cultural Village is a MUST visit destination for anyone who is visiting Sarawak. Located about 35km from Kuching city and built on a 17-acre site, next to a scenic man-made lake, the village boasts seven ethnic houses representative of the Malay, the Chinese, the Penan and the longhouses of the Bidayuh, Iban, Orang Ulu and the Melanau.

Take a stroll around the village and observe the inhabitants of the various houses displaying their skills in making traditional handicrafts such as beading, wood-carving, bamboo-carving, pua-weaving, etc. You can also view traditional methods of making sago, and crushing sugar cane. One of the highlight is to take a look at how the Penans make blowpipes and other hunting instruments, and try out your blowpiping skill..., aimed normally at a balloon from a distance.

Another highlight is the 2-hour live cultural dance show at the theatre (check time of peformance on arrival - few shows a day). You can also have your lunch at the village and don't forget to taste the rice wine of Sarawak, called 'tuak'.

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