Sarawak Cultural VillageCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Damai Beach Resort, 93762 Kuching, Malaysia
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +60-82846411
- Ticket Price: 60 MYR
- Tags: Art And Culture, Street Market, Street Food
Sarawak Cultural Village - Review
The Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching can be best described as a living museum that showcases the history, culture and heritage of the major groups in the area. Though tickets for Sarawak Cultural Village are available on-site easily, during festivals and cultural events it is suggested to buy tickets for Sarawak Cultural Village online in advance. You can check out Sarawak Cultural Village ticket prices in our ticket section.
Tucked away at the foothills of legendary Mount Santubong, 35 km from Kuching is Sarawak's fascinating cultural showcase, the award winning "Sarawak Cultural Village" which 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. Guests can choose to opt for the Sarawak Cultural Village half day tour or full tour and get to know all the history of the place.
Sarawak Cultural Village Information
- During music festivals and other popular event, it is better to book in advance.
Sarawak Cultural Village Ticket Prices
- Child ticket price is MYR 30. Free for children under the age 6.
Sarawak Cultural Village Opening and Closing Hours
- There are two Cultural Shows per day at: 11:30 am–12:15 pm and 04:00 pm– 4:45 pm.
How To reach Sarawak Cultural Village by Public Transport
- Sarawak Cultural Village is 45 minutes drive from Kuching and there are many shuttles and city tour buses that run from Kuching on a daily basis.
Restaurants Near Sarawak Cultural Village
- Cafe Satang
- Mangotree Terrace
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sarawak Cultural Village
95% of people who visit Kuching include Sarawak Cultural Village in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
67.78% of people start their Sarawak Cultural Village visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sarawak Cultural Village
94.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village Map
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Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching Reviews
Here for the Rainforest world music festival. Wonderful environment. Option to stay in the cultural village long houses as well! They have an awesome team who worked non stop to keep the cultural village clean. Event goers left quite a lot of trash everywhere, but the crew / volunteers did a great job keeping the place clean.
I attended the Rainforest World Music Festival which was held at the Cultural Centre. Energetic, loud and fun. Native music from all over the world - Colombia, Brazil, Spain, China Russia and so on. It has been held here every year for the last 20 years or so. Fantastic. Had a great time.
It's definitely an eye opener visiting here to see some of the different cultural groups that live in Sarawak. You can even get a passport that allows you to get a record of the places that you've been to. Also pricing is at RM60. If you decide to take the bus from the Grand Margerita hotel it'll be an extra RM40 return. However this place is definitely worth visiting alongside Damai beach.
Upon arrival you are invited to view a traditional dance performance representing all of Sarawak's cultures. Great fun with option for audience participation. Dare to challenge a tribal warrior? Go for it! It's hilarious fun. Nice and peaceful to walk around but care must be taken as some of the taller Longhouses are not so well maintained or have very steep and narrow stairs made out of logs. Children and persons with high fall risk should be supervised at all times, otherwise there is high risk of injury as the height above ground can be very high. If visiting without a guide, do call the venue to check for shuttle bus timing. I was able to catch the 5pm shuttle van back to town, as there is minimal taxi and zero Grab car coverage here.
Amazing place for bonding with friends and family. Tons of historical facts of Sarawak culture there. I love the shows there also. My friends and I had tons of fun at the houses there. If you go there, make sure to dive into the mood and act like you're a part of the culture, thats what we did! We really played along with the culture of each houses so we can get a glimpse of how the culture works! All unique and definitely a wajib spot to go if you're in Sarawak!