Sarawak Cultural Village
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Sarawak Cultural Village
In Borneo experience for yourself Villages of many races with multi-cultures at the foot of the legendary Mount Santubong in a green natural environment by the seashores of the South China Sea.
How To Get There
RM22.50 (Child, 6-12yrs old)
9.00am - 5.15pm
45 minutes drive from Kuching
5 minutes walk from Holiday Inn Resort Damai Beach
5 minutes walk from Holiday Inn Resort Damai Lagoon
10 minuts walk from Damai Golf Course
1990 - TDC Gold Award
1991 - PATA Cultural Gold Award
1991 - ASEANTA Classic Award
1992 - ASEANTA Cultural Presentation Award
1994 - Hornbill Tourism Gold Award
1994 - National Dance Festival
1996 - National Dance Festival
1998 - MTV Band Alert Award '98 Grand Prix Award
1999 - MTV Band Alert Award '98 - Breakthrough Award
1999 - Tourism Malaysia Award - Best Contribution to Tourism Industry
2000 - Tourism Malaysia Award - Best Tourism Attraction - Best Incentive Theme System
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2001- 2002 - Golden Web Award
2003 - Tourism Malaysia Award (Attraction with National Indenty-Hertiage)
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A project of Sara Resort Sdn.Bh
Co. No. 52135-X
Sarawak Cultural Village Pantai Damai, Santubong,
P.O.Box 2632, 93752 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel:082-846411 / Fax:082-846988
URL:www.scv.com.my / E-Mail:email@example.com
After visiting the traditional houses of the village, you can enjoy a refreshing break at our Restaurant Budaya, which serve a a range of local dishes, hot and cool drink, local fruit and traditional snacks.
The Handicraft Shop
Located next to the restaurant, the Sarawak Cultural Village's retail outlet offers a wide range Sarawakian handicrafts, souvenirs, book and gifts. A stop here is a must before you leave the village.
Celebrate any your important function in style at the Sarawak Cultural Village. Be the theme parties, corporate functions or weddings, our Dewan Lagenda is the perfect venue for great entertainment, music and activities!
Open Lawn Stage
Teh newly-constructed stage was the venue for the region's annual premier world music gathering RWMF 2003. The stage, located right in the heart of one of the world's oldest rainforest is perfect for music concerts and dance festivals. It certainly offers a unique experience for all visitors.
Have fun getting dressed up in traditional Dayak costumes and be entertained with Dayak dances, music, activities, game and folk songs. Spoil your taste buds with sumptous food and indulge yourselves with freeflow tuak! Truly, a party with a difference we sure you will not forget!
If you cannot come to Sarawak Cultural Village, then let Sarawak Cultural Village come to you! Be it for a product launch or to spice up your other important events, our award-winning cultural performance team will liven up your events with the real taste of Borneo!
Whoever says that only Iban can have an Iban wedding? For that important day in your life, you can choose to to have it done the Malay, Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu way. Getting hitched the Sarawak Cultural Village way will guarantee your wedding pictures you'd love to flaunt!
Highlights of the Year
Gawai Tourism Night (May)
See for yourself an ethnic beauty pageant and a tribal story come to life!
Rainforest World Music Festival (July)
Witness traditional music and instrument from all over the world perfomred and played in our tribal houses. Where internationally-acclaimed musicians team up with our indigenous musicians to create beatiful music you will not forget!
Interschool Dance Festival (August)
A platform for inculcating the love of traditional music and dance among the young-witness how they can wow you over!
Experience Sarawak in Half A Day At the Living Museum With A Difference
Possibly the finest "living museum" in Southeast Asia, Sarawak Cultural Village combines history, traditional, lifestyle and architecture with a dash of eduction and portian of threatre, to create a unique multi-culture extravaganza.
Seven unique traditional houses, scattered over a beautiful 17-acre site, gives you the perfect introduction to Sarawak, its people and cultures, Whether you are looking for an insight into longhouse life or a taste of exuberant Sarawak hospitality, Sarawak Cultural Village is a must for visitors to Kuching and Damai.
Welcome to the Bidayuh Longhouse! Let the gongs and war drums welcome you to the Baruk head-house before you get caught in the rhythm of rural activity. Have fun crushing sugar cane, pounding padi, winnowing rice and the watching the bamboo carvers at work.
"Ooohah! Nama berita? What's the news? Let yourself be swept into the joyous atmosphere of the Iban Longhouse. Watch an Iban warrior perform a war dance, listen to the drums and gongs and see women weaving exquisite pua kumbu (ceremonical blankets).
See the last of the hunter-gatherers making blowpipe, try your luck at blowpipe shooting. But remember, "Do no blow from your mouth. Blow from your chest and your stomach". So say your Penan host as he instructs you on the art of hunting with the blowpipe.
Orang Ulu Longhouse
The Kayan, the Kenyahg, the Kelabit, the Lun Bawang - these gentle and graceful people are famed for their handicrafts, song, music and dances. Sit on the verendah of the imposing Orang Ulu longhouse, admire the wood-carvings and "tree of life" murals. Be enthralled by the hunting melody of the sape, a lute-like traditional instrument.
Melanau Tall House
Lt yourself be entertained by the shaman's tales of spiritss at the Melanau Tall House. Admire the fascinating 'belum' carvings, designed to carry away sicknesses and diseases. Watch the step-by-step processing of the sago palm, and tast the delicious finished products, sago pearls and sago biscuits called 'tebaloi'.
"Selamat Datang!" Welcome to the elegant Malay town house. Take a breather in the hospitable and relaxed surroundings and try playing some traditional Malay games such as gasing (top spinning) and congkak (a strategy game), look at the traditional potions and medicines prepared by the ladies of the house.
Chinese Farm House & Pavilion
Sample traditional farmhouse life, visit the pepper and vegetable garden, see how bird nests are prepared. Drink some health-giving Chinese tea served in traditional style and admire the view of the top floor of the Chinese Pavilion.