Monday, January 28, 2013

Explore Sarawak: Sarawak Culture Village (SCV)

As I was going through my photo albums yesterday, I realized I completely forgot to blog about my trip to Sarawak Culture Village (SCV)! There will be lots of pictures in this post as I didn’t want to collage them because I believe the readers would like to see a bigger and clearer image of this place. Of course, if you’re on my FB friends list, you can always view all the pictures for my Sarawak trip there.

For those who are planning a trip to the Land of The Hornbills, SCV is a place you shouldn’t miss. At this place, you will get to know more about its local ethnic groups namely Iban, Melanau, Bidayuh, Penan and Orang Ulu. If I’m not mistaken, the journey from Kuching town to SCV takes approximately an hour and the entrance fee is RM60 for adults, RM30 for children from age 6-12 and FOC for those below 6.

Here’s a tip if you plan to visit SCV: be there early and do not miss the cultural performance which takes place twice a day at 11.30am and 4pm. For my trip, (my friend and) I miscalculated and arrived at the place an hour late and was this close of missing the performance. Since we wanted to make it for the performance on time, we didn’t have much time to explore each of the houses in SCV. Luckily for us, the person-in-charge said we could come again the next day without purchasing tickets. I think you need at least half a day to fully explore this place so don’t plan too many activities on the day you’re visiting SCV.

Upon purchasing tickets, I was given this SCV passport. Inside, there will be a map, short descriptions of ethnic groups and most importantly, blank pages for you to collect your stamps. These stamps can be found at each house and they kind of serve as a mark that you have left your footprints there.

Okay pictures time! Enjoy them! :)

PS: I took these pictures when everyone else was enjoying the cultural performances (I watched on the previous day), that's why you see empty houses (which is super good because no one was blocking my view).

Rumah Bidayuh

Rumah Cina

Rumah Iban

Rumah Melanau

Rumah Melayu

Rumah Orang Ulu

Rumah Penan

Cultural Performance

Ok I think that's all.

Read about other posts for my Kuching trip.

#1 Kuching: Town + Chinese History Museum +Fort Margherita + Kek Lapis Dayang Salhah 
#2 Kuching: Bako National Park + Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center 
#3 Kuching: Jong's Crocodile Park