A Cultural Immersion
The Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV), an award winning ‘living museum’ is located 32km from Kuching in the shadow of majestic Mount Santubong and within walking distance from Damai Beach. Spread over a 17-acre site, this beautifully put together property offers an excellent introduction to the cultures and lifestyles of the people of Sarawak. Get a glimpse of the arts, crafts, games, foods and music of the seven major ethnic groups and enjoy a multi-cultural dance performance in the village’s own theatre.
- Return transfers (Surcharge applies for transfer from hotels outside of Kuching City)
- Entrance fee
- An English speaking guide
- Please note this tour will carry a surcharge should your requested dates fall on Public Holiday. For more information please go to our FAQ’s page for more information regarding Public Holidays and surcharges.
- Any other items not listed above
- Gratuities to local staff (at your discretion)
Sarawak’s fascinating cultural showcase, the award winning “Sarawak Cultural Village” is also the venue for the World Harvest Festival and the Rainforest World Music Festival, an internationally renowned festival.
This living museum is wholly owned by the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) depicts the heritage of the major racial groups in Sarawak and conveniently portrays their respective lifestyle amidst 14 acres of tropical vegetation. Here, it is possible to see Sarawak’s ethnic diversity at a glance. The handicraft is both bewildering and tempting, including the Kain Songket (Malay cloth with gold inlay), Pua Kumbu (Iban housewives textiles), Melanau Terendak (sunhat), Bidayuh tambok (basket), Iban parang (swords), Orang Ulu wood carving and Chinese ceramics.
We would recommend long sleeved t – shirts and trousers, comfortable walking shoes, large brimmed hat or cap, sunglasses and a light rain coat/ Poncho.
Mosquito repellent, small personal first aid kit, spare t – shirt, camera, hand phone, copy of your passport’s photo ID page, spare batteries, Lens, sun blocker anything else you can’t do without.
14 acres in total with the main attractions being in the center of the park and Mount Santubong as a backdrop to this impressive well kept park.
Yes, you can the restaurant has quite an impressive menu and specialises in local food.
Always dress appropriately for places where you be mingling with many locals. Comfortable walking shoes or flip-flops are ok, sun hat or cap.
Just 45minutes from Kuching
You can if you have traveled down independently but if you have a scheduled transfer then you need to come back at that time unless you with to make alternative arrangements before you leave.
The performance goes on from 11am to 12pm and another session is available in the afternoon from 4pm until 5pm.
Half a day should suffice, depending on what you wish to see.
9am till 5pm
Around the park there are level wooden boardwalks which you can follow from House to house. At each house you will have a choice of entry, either steps, notched log or a long ramp.
Yes, you can just be aware of the many steps you might encounter.
Yes there is, all three are eligible for a discounted entrance fee.
There is quite a lot of wildlife surrounding the park in the foothills of Santubong, although the village is sometimes too noisy for them to come down but they still do… occasionally…Normally, Long Tailed Macaque Monkeys.
You can book a tour with Borneo Experiences on line or call into the Singgahasana Lodge in Kuching and book this tour from there.