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Kuching Bidayuh Longhouse and Empurau Experience

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Overview
Discover the Bidayuh tribe’s Mongkos village near the Kalimantan border.  You’ll find that Mongkos is a thriving rural community & home to one of the few remaining traditional Bidayuh longhouses in Sarawak. You’ll visit the traditional longhouse for a  tour to learn about its history & experience how a native lunch is prepared.  Kampung Mongkos has two of the very few surviving Bidayuh longhouses in Sarawak. The village has existed for over a hundred years and is located near Sungai Mongkos.
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Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Transport by Air-Conditioned MiniVan
  • Return Tour Transfer to Hotel
  • Infant not occupying seat no charges
  • Water Bottle
  • Ethnic Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is said that Mongkos was named after the plant lungkos (Bidayuh for wild ginger)
  • On arrival visitors are welcomed with a ceremony. First they are greeted with drum music called “bidumbak”. A white hen’s egg is used to chase away evil spirits and visitors are then entertained with ‘langi pingadap’ (a traditional welcoming dance). Welcoming ceremony would end with a "belangi" dance in which the visitors are encouraged to take part.
  • Another dance called “Pak Dino” and “Dayang Diki” will not be presented. In this dance dolls are used to tell a story about a married couple. Because marriage between siblings is taboo for the Bidayuh, the couple was cursed and they turned into monkeys.
  • Other Attractions:The Silungkung Waterfall ( spiral waterfall ) not included in the Tour
  • Pangkak ( top spinning
  • Watch Bidayuh Women making baskets,bead items,woodcarving and many other types of handicraft.
  • Padi cultivation and farming are the main agricultural activities of the villagers. Among the crops they plant are oil palm,padi,pepper,rubber trees and miscellaneous fruits such as rambutan,mango banana,jackfruit and durian.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Duration: 8h
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