Long Lellang is a village located in Kelabit, Sarawak, Malaysia. It is located 578 kilometers from Kuching, the state capital of Sarawak. It is categorized as rural as it is far from the big city. Long Lellang village is home to about 100 families consisting of Kelabit ethnic group and Penan tribe. This is because around the village there are many Penan villages. The facilities provided in the village include shops, a health clinic, a church and a school. The school, known as the SRK Long Lellang, which registers about 100 students at a time. The lives of the community in Long Lellang is more of a subsistence where they seek forest products as a source of livelihood. Their lives are not like in the city where the city is always busy and non-stop operating. Their lives are quite different where they live in a fairly comfortable and quiet area. Recognizing this difference, they truly welcome the outsiders to visit their village. Some of them are looking for outsourcing and becoming a tour guide to the outsiders to explore the thick forest in Long Lellang.
Long Lellang Airport is a public use airport serving Long Lellang communities. It is taken care of by Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad. Flights that operate to Long Lellang are quite limited. Therefore, if you want to go to Long Lellang, make sure you have booked a flight ticket as early as possible.
Due to the Long Lellang Airport is not operating international flights, no direct flights from abroad or KLIA to Long Lellang. You need to transit at any major airport in Sarawak such as Kuching and Miri. By using the Traveloka search engine, your trip to Long Lellang is guaranteed. It will list out the airlines and flying times to Long Lellang, so you get to plan your tentative. Not only that, but Traveloka also offers travel packages along with accommodation. It's more economical and profitable for you.
Malaysia is a country that is influenced by the equatorial climate. Generally knowing that the equator climates have hot and humid weather throughout the year. Malaysia is not influenced by 4-season weather exchanges such as European countries. Therefore, from January to December, all of which can be your travel month to Malaysia. Nevertheless, you should be wary of the rainy season because rain can affect your comfort and tourism activities in Malaysia. In Sarawak, the record of the least rainfall is around April until September. Hence, the best time to plan your adventure to Long Lellang is among those months. The frequent temperature recorded is about 27 degrees Celsius and it will be lower at night and early morning. Since thick green forests surround long Lellang, your morning will be covered with cold. You are also saved from the direct sunlight because of the dense trees that surround you. If the weather is dry, you can do activities like hunting, climbing, building huts, farming, and more. If the weather is raining and wet, there will be more activities to do in the river, make home jewelry, relax and gather together with the family and some more.
The village of Long Lellang is very beautiful and cozy surrounded by thick jungle. Thus, Long Lellang's tourist attraction is largely a concept of nature and visits the lives of indigenous tribes. Among them are;
1. Mount Murud – Mount Murud is the highest peak in the Kelabit Highlands and even the highest peak in Sarawak. This hiking trip to the mountain is not equipped with many public facilities. However, with the splendid beauty of flora and fauna, stunning rock formations, exciting panoramic views, and shelters like large trees are enough for you to camp there.
2. Penan Adventure – An incredible experience is when you leave the hectic city and work to spare some times to explore Penan's natural life in Kelabit. Staying with the Penan tribe, you will be taken to cross the jungle, climb, hunt, fish and build your own hut to stay for the night. You will experience a very different routine from the city but very exciting life. The experience of staying with the Penan tribe would create an unforgettable memory for a lifetime.
3. Traditional Kelabit Longhouse – Sarawak's rural communities are well known for their culture of living together in a longhouse. A longhouse is often inhabited by many families where daily routines such as eating, relaxing, sleeping, seeking a living are made together. If you want to experience staying at the longhouse, you are most welcome to check in at Traditional Kelabit Longhouse.