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Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
  Sarawak Tourism
  Getting There & Around
 
  Sarawak Map 1
  Sarawak Map 2
 
  PEOPLE & ETHNIC GROUP:
 
  General Info
  Bidayuh (Land Dayak's)
  Iban (Sea Dayak's)
  Melanau
  Orang Ulu
 
  Iban Longhouse Visit
 
  ARTS & CRAFTS:
  General Info
  Pua Kumbu, Pua Sungkit & Pua Karap
   
  Eating Out, Nightlife & Local Delicacy
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Adventure Nature & Wildlife
  National Parks & Wildlife Conservation
   
  KUCHING (STATE CAPITAL):
 
  General Info
  Bus Service / Transportation
  Map
 
  History & People
  Dining & Entertainment
  Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  Recreation & Sports
  Spa Retreats
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Kuching On Foot
  Heritage Trails
  Historical Buildings
  Museums
  Handicrafts
  Street Life
 
  Nature & National Parks
  Bako National Park
  Batang Ai National Park
  Gunung Gading National Park
  Kubah National Park
  Kuching Wetlands National park
  Matang Wildlife Centre
  Semenggoh Nature Reserve
  Talang Satang National Park
  Tanjung Datu National Park
 
  Santubong & Damai Beach
  General Info
  Irrawady Dolphin
  Sarawak Cultural Village
 
  Kuching Southwest
  Tourist Destination
  Teluk Melano & Sematan
 
  Sibu
  General Info
  Dining & Entertainment
  Shopping & Accommodation
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Bawang Assan Iban Longhouse
 
  Melanau's Heartland:
  Mukah Town
  Dalat Town
 
  Up Rejang River:
  General Info
  Kanowit, Song & Belaga
  Kapit
 
  Down Rejang River:
  General Info
 
  Miri
  General Info
  City Map
  In & Around Miri Map
 
  Lifestyle & Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  Must Visit Places
  Bario & Ba?kelalan
 
  Gunung Mulu National Park
  Lambir Hills National Park
  Loagan Bunut National Park
  Niah National Park
  Similajau National Park
 
 
 
 
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO
PEOPLE / ETHNIC GROUP : General Info
 
 

More than 30 ethnic groups live together harmoniously in Sarawak, including 21 native ethnic groups, Malay and Chinese. Even with such diversity, individual groups have retained their cultural identity, observing traditional customs and rituals on a day-to-day basis. For an informative and entertaining insight into the lives and cultures of some of the major ethnic groups in Sarawak, a visit to the living museum. The Sarawak Cultural Village is a must.

 

Located in Damai, the village sprawls over 17 landscaped acres with an artificial lake at the centre. This is surrounded by seven authentic replicas of ethnic houses - Iban, Bidayuh, Penan, Orang Ulu, Melanau, Malay and Chinese displaying artifacts made by the house residents and demonstrating arts and crafts and fascinating tribal music and dancing. Open seven days a week, this is an easy day or half-day trip from either Kuching or the Damai resort area.

 

Most tour operators can arrange a visit to an authentic Bidayuh or Iban (the most populous indigenous groups) longhouse close to Kuching, which can include an overnight stay. Depending on the longhouse, you may be entertained with an organised performance, or just enjoy a relaxed look around the longhouse, a shared meal and a chat with the residents. Sarawakian's of all groups are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality.

 
 
BIDAYUH
 

Their gentleness and simplicity in life endears them to everyone they meet! Known for their hospitality and warm smiles, they are mostly found in the Kuching and Samarahan Divisions.  Detail...

 
 
 
IBAN
 

The than, which means ? the wanderer?, is the largest of Sarawak's ethnic groups. Once the legendary warriors of Borneo and the most feared of the headhunting tribes, they now live a peaceful lifestyle. A visitor to an Iban longhouse will delight in their? generous and hospitable ways,  Detail...

 
 
 
MELANAU
 

Known to be fearless sailors and skilled fishermen, this seafaring group can be found in the costal regions of the Rejang and Baram Rivers.  Detail...

 
 

 

ORANG ULU
 

Renowned for their artistically intricate beadwork on their garments and basketry and beautiful murals in their longhouses, the Orang Ulu are also fine musicians who compose hauntingly melodious runes on their mandolin-like sape's. The elder ladies still portray tattooed hands and legs to show by-gone days of courage and beauty.  Detail...

 
 

 

MALAY
 

The Malays renowned for their beautifully crafted wooden homes, of which some can still be admired along the banks of the Sarawak River in Kuching, are also known for their "Kain Songket? and ?selayah keringkam" (textiles woven in gold and silver thread). They are also excellent silverware and brassware crafters. As literature plays an important role in their lives, the pantun or poetry is a popular pastime with young and old alike while ?Bergendang? (drumming) is popular among the youth and during feasts.

 
 

 

CHINESE
 

The Chinese have been in Sarawak since the 8th Century AD firstly as seafaring exploiters followed by the migration of traders. Today, the Chinese are an integral part of Sarawak?s business community sharing their trades and cuisines.

 
 
 
 
PEOPLE / ETHNIC GROUP : General Info
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO