Monday, July 19, 2010

Satubong Jungle Trek

Kuching's popular beach area is about 40 minutes drive or 35 km north of the city. Among the attractions in the area include the Sarawak Cultural Village, Mount Santubong trekking (810m), superb Seafood Restaurants, 18-holes Golf Course (legendary Arnold Palmer design) and luxury Beach & Jungle Resorts. Tours or excursions to nearby Satang island, wildlife resorts. Tours are operated by travel agents based at the resorts.
Sarawak Cultral Village
Described as a unique living museum, Sarawak Cultural Village offers the culture, arts and crafts of the State's many ethnic groups in a 7 hectare site tucked on the foothills of the legendary mount Santubong.
There are 7 authentic replicas of the ethnic houses of the major tribes in Sarawark ie. The Longhouses of the Bidayuh, iban and the Orang Ulu, the Melanau Tall House, the chinese Farm House, the Malay Stilted House and Penan Hut. Visitors will be invited to take part in the various activities at each of the houses. Those who love traditional crafts will enjoy works from the craftsmen on display in each houses such as Pua kumbu (iban textiles), Kain Songket (Malay cloth with gold inner lay), Melanau Terendak (sunhat), Bidayuh Tambok (basket), iban Parang (swords), Orang Ulu wood carving and chinese ceramics. Guests will also be entertained with 45-minute daily cultural performances of songs and dances.
The village also offers a homestay experience called 'berambeh' for those who like to experience moreof the Sarawakian hospitality and its traditions. Please contact their Heritage Resource Centre for arrangement.

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