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Sarawak Cultural Village
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Sarawak Cultural Village Tour from Kuching
Ranked #10 of 101 things to do in Kuching
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This was my 2nd visit. The first was more than 5 years ago. If you are interested in a one-stop cultural centre, then this is the place. The cultural village is located at the foot of Mount Santubong. Quiet and serene. The day we went was a quiet day, not many tourists. And during lunch break, no one is around to explain to visitors ...the staff at the entrance informed of this. So it's best to avoid lunch breaks. The centre showcases the traditional homes of the major ethnic groups in Sarawak. There are staff at hand to explain the various traditions and you can try your hand at some of the activities like using a blowpipe, playing traditional instruments etc. It would be good to engage a conversation with the staff so as to get the most info. Some of the traditional houses involve climbing up steep staircases, so dress comfortably with proper footwear. A cap is good on very hot days as you will be walking in the open. Don't miss the twice daily cultural show. The Iban warrior with his skill using the blowpipe is not to be missed.

Thank Josephine Magda... M
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

There was very little if any information on the tribes. Each cultural hut the focus was on selling the tourist items. The Chinese hut tribes members spoke no Chinese. The dance showing at 11am was ok - would of helped if the obvioysly new male dancer new his steps. He yelled at a female dancer during the performance because he clearly went the wrong direction (we heard it from up the back of the auditorium).
Lunch was atrocious, unpalatable.
Wouldn't waste my money again - instead I'll go to a museum to learn more.
It was RM30 per adult. We engaged a private tour company hoping for additional information on each of the tribes- waste of time, money & effort - the tour guide wasn't knowledgeable or interested really saddened the experience

1  Thank Kellie H
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

we spend 4 hours here visiting all the ethnic house/place, friendly staffs and nice scenery just behind the mount santubong, the performance start at 4pm and its was great

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I was expecting a very "kitschy" experience but it turned out to be a much nicer visit than what I anticipated. Our two kids (4 and 6) had a great time at the different exhibits and activities, especially the bow-and-arrow and blow dart stations. The cultural show was entertaining and engaging, even for hyperactive kids. Well worth visiting.

Thank Dan F
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Four of us had booked into Permani Tree Houses but they were not ready for us to check in,this actually worked in our favour as it meant we got into the village about 10.30,saw the cultural show at 11.30, watch out for the guy with the blow pipe he is great.
Again very quiet with few western tourists.
A great day out which could easily be done in a day without staying overnight.
By this time we had been using a local driver ‘Cheng’ who proved to be a brilliant assent to our trip planning.
We have now used him every day as our tour organiser .
About 3 hours would be plenty of time here

1  Thank scuabdiver
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