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Address: Jalan Pantai Damai, Kuching 93050, Malaysia
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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It's a good place to spend the day. Very informative on the culture of Borneo. We LOVE the cultural performance! Beautiful local ladies in all the houses. Their costumes are just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was expecting a more in-depth explanation of the reasons behind the use of each indigenous architectural style, the development of different musical instruments, etc. Instead what I saw was a group of different native houses surrounding a lake (admittedly a lovely site) occasionally peopled by hawkers of cakes and other sweets. Most of the "demonstrators" seemed bored. The exceptions... More 

Thank ber357
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a good place to spend the day. Very informative on the culture of Borneo. We LOVE the cultural performance! Beautiful local ladies in all the houses. Their costumes are just amazing. There is a souvenir shop and a restaurant here. But we didn't try the food. It's an interesting place.

Thank daddyFlyd
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very cool living museum. The cultural show that is included in the entrance ticket price is so worth seeing! Each of the houses is also very unique. We took a shuttle/shared van to get here. It leaves several times a day from the Grand Margherita Hotel in Kuching - check with the concierge to reserve seats. The cost for round... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If your don't have time to visit all the different tribal areas & longhouses, then visit the cultural village as this gives a very good overview of what they are like. Our guide was informative and answered all our questions comprehensively. You have the chance to sample food, try a blow pipe, watch the making of tribal clothes & accessories.

Thank Sarah K
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Usually when I see "cultural village", I think tourist trap. But Sarawak Cultural Village is certainly not one. It was a very lovely place! Very clean and well maintained. Very interesting to see traditional houses and the activities going on in there. Like food preparation, making tools, playing games, etc. All at very affordable rates too ... like 1 ringgit... More 

Thank surelyeverything
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying in the Damai Beach resort and this place is a short walk from there. Well worth the visit. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The houses are amazing and in some you will find locals making trinkets and snacks which you can buy for very small amounts. The show was very good and gives you a... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 7 different houses of the local ethnics, where you get to experience the different cultures. Cultural shows are at 1pm & 4pm.

Thank kakacrackr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Open areas, multicultural. Showcases all the historical and cultural aspects of Kuching. Friendly people and great performances.

Thank ElvinCWM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sarawak Culture Village is located at the foot of Mt Santubong near the Danai Beach Resort. It is a 45/50 minute drive from Kuching which can be done by a shuttle bus. The buses leave Kuching at 915, 1215 and 215 and return at 115 and 5.15. The shuttle costs 20 Myr per adult each way. Pick up can... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Transfer bus will take you here from kuching water front hotels or a local bus . a disney land type tribal fake village not my scene might be for some so will leave it at that.

Thank chuckwow

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