Summary: Day 2: A very tired and fruitful day
After our simple breakfast, we took the a shuttle in front of our hotel and headed to the Sarawak Cultural Village, the journey took us about 1 hour. We were nearer and nearer to the Mount Santubong when we approached the Cultural Village.
Paid our entrance fees of RM60 per person and we were issued a passport to the culture village... I still think that the entrance fees is still in the high side. Took out our camera and started our snapshot journey... My first shot of the village
There were 7 houses in total within this cultural village... so guess what house was our first house to visit?
House #1 : Chinese Farm House
For all the chinese... this might be familiar as some of you might said that it's looks like your grand parents house ... :) Errrr... my grand parents house was not looking like this ... :(
House #2 : Malay House
This was a quite traditional Malay house ... it's a bit different from the house that i visited in West Malaysia...
Front of the Malay House
We spent a bit of time in the kitchen to see the process of making Kuih Bahalu... I didn't know how it taste but it smell nice. Here is the clip.. traditional way of making Kuih Bahalu.
House #3: Melanau House
We didn't spend too much time @ Melanau House as we were in a rush since it was approaching 11:30am which we need to walked over to the cultural hall for its famous cultural shows in the village... So we just roaming around the house for a while and took a couple of shots ...
View from the top front of Melanau house
House #4 : Orang Ulu House
Orang Ulu house was a very artsy house as there were so much of art and music.. there were painting on the pillar of the house which reflected that among all the houses, this tribe seemsto be more artistic :)
Passage to the house of Orang Ulu
I was sitting there enjoying the music from the Sape... click here to listen ... :) Jonzz tried to play the Sape and he said it's different from the modern guitar. I'm totally have no idea how to play the string instrument... blek!
House #5 Penan House
Penan House was the most simple house among all the houses in the village... the Penan house has no door... does this means that they welcome anyone? Errrrr... i don't think so... hahaha :)T The Penan house was built with just a few plank and it was built on top of trees or rivers... simple, nice and cooling... Reason being the Penan house was built this way as the Penan tribe was the hunter trip... they stayed deep in the jungle.
House #6: Iban House
This is the most familiar house as we had studied the house structure during our primary school... I still remember most of the fact... We were welcome with a friendly guide that brought us wondering around and explained to us what is the day to day life of the Iban tribe...
Jonzz was so interested on how the Kain Pua being made... there were one old lady who knew the skill of making Kain Pua since she was young... according to the Iban tribe ... this is a skill for a lady to get marry in the past ... :p
While she was doing this Kain Pua ... i managed to capture a video clip ...
House #7: Bidayuh House
This is a quite unique house... and especially the path and the entrance to the house was so unique and nice ... The Bidayuh tribe usually stayed near the river so they built a bamboo path way to go into their house.
Path way to the Bidayuh House
Bidayuh House Entrance
We finished the whole village @ about 4pm... and we just chill out in the restaurant before hopping up the shuttle and back to Kuching... A tired but very fruitful day with lots of good learning experience... :) The seven houses with a spectacular cultural dance has took us the whole day... Anyway, i will have a separate entry on the cultural dance since i have couple of clip to share with all of you.... Stay tune eh!