Kuching, Malaysia · 5 hotels available
The Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching, Sarawak is an award-winning living museum where you can experience walking into ethnic homes which have different cultures of Sarawak. It is situated at the foothills of the mythical Mount Santubong and displays the costumes, handicrafts, lifestyles and traditional dwellings of the state's major ethnic communities. You can see the unique handicrafts that can be found here such as Sarawak beads and Pua Kumbu which is traditional lbanese textile. This cultural village is also the venue for exciting international events such as the Rainforest World Music Festival and the World Harvest Festival. Sarawak Cultural Village or Kampung Budaya Sarawak is a very popular attraction near Kuching, in the state of Sarawak (on Borneo). Visitors can experience local tribes in their authentic homes and learn their customs by participating in one of many workshops and activities. The main attraction of the Sarawak Cultural Village is the dance performance where professional dancers perform numerous traditional dances and shows each dance originates from a different tribe.
Mount Santubong is a mountain which located about 35 kilometres north of the state capital Kuching town. It only takes only about 45 minutes to reach from the city centre and only 6 minutes away from Sarawak Cultural Village.The Santubong area is one of the best places in Sarawak to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphin, finless porpoises and Indo-pacific humpback dolphins are sighted in the waters off Santubong. There is a well-kept Malay village at the foot of Mount Santubong. For precautions and comfort, you should wear a pair of walking shoes with good grip and bring at least large bottles of drinking water per person to keep you hydrated during trekking.
The World’s first Cat Museum is located at Petra Jaya in the Kuching City North City Hall and only 10 kilometres or 30 minutes away from Sarawak Cultural Village. It has four galleries covering a total area of 1,035 square metres. Cat lovers will find a range of 2000 exhibits, photos, feline art and cat souvenirs, artifacts, statues about cats from all over the world. The responsibilities of the Cat Museum are to carry out research, collection, presentation, documentation, promotion, publication, education and awareness of historical heritage, cultures and the natural environment. There is also an Egyptian mummified cat as one of the exhibits in the museum. A fee of RM3 is charged for camera and RM5 for a video camera available here.
This resort is situated along the sandy beach of Teluk Bandung, facing the breathtaking South China Sea and 90 acres of sea frontage, surrounded among the world’s oldest tropical rainforest by the slope of the legendary and majestic Mount Santubong, a mere 3 minutes to Sarawak Cultural Village, 40-minute drive from Kuching City and 50-minute drive from Kuching International Airport. In addition, it is only 2 minutes and 300 metres walk away from the beach. The elegant rooms at Damai Beach Resort come with modern interiors, large windows and beautiful wall paintings and each well- designed room is equipped with a TV and private bathroom with bathtub.It also comprises of 5 dining options include refreshing beverages at Clifftop Pool Terrace, Mango Tree Terrace and Santubong Bar, two swimming pools and a variety of fitness facilities and guests also can get massages at the spa or simply relax on the private beach. There are outdoor activities such as bicycling and jungle trekking activities.
This magnificient resort is located minutes away from the famous Sarawak Cultural Village, The Bako National Park, Satang Island and Santubong River are nearby places of attractions. The rooms offer luxurious stay and comfort with panoramic views of South China Sea and the foothills of Mount Santubong.It comprises of around 207 guestrooms and suites and facilities which include signature restaurants and bars, swimming pools, , a gymnasium and sports recreation centre, and a magnificent grand ballroom and about six meeting rooms as well as spa. There are various activities available here such as visits to a nearby national park, jungle trekking and mountain climbing.