Saturday, November 8, 2014

✿ Traditional Longhouse Visits ✿

Longhouse are the traditional dwellings of the natives.
These are communal dweillings and many families live in the same longhouse and share their tasks together.
A stay at the longhouse offers a chance to experience this interesting way of life.
Visitors can stay with the Iban and Bidayuh ethnic groups at the following places.

Iban Longhouse tours: Batang Ai, Lemanak and Skrang.
The Iban longhouse tour at Batang Ai is a unique experience to be cherished.
Lemanak River is about four hours' drive from Kuching capital city of Sarawak Kingdom.
Visitors will get an opportunity to journey upstream along the river on wooden longboat, before arriving at the longhouse where many interesting activities await.
Be awed by a blowpipe demostration, see how rise is cooked in bamboo tubes and watch a traditional native dances.
Batang Ai is the site of the 24,040ha Batang Ai National Park.
It is home to the endangered gibbons, orang utans and hornbills.
Just outside the park is the five stars Hilton longhouse Resort, offering longhouse style accommodation with all the trapping of modernity.

Annah Rais Longhouse: Padawan
Live in a Bidayuh longhouse with the locals, savour the local delights and experience their traditional lifestyle.
A trip to the Annah Rais longhouse offers great nature based activities and cultural shows.
Annah Rais Longhouse is situated about 60km or 1hour30minutes drive from Kuching.
Trips mus be pre-arranged.

What you Must do when visit Iban and Bidayu Longhouse:
- Let's try our rice wine "Ai Tuak".
- Trek to a hot spring of waterfall.
- Try a 'waterfall massage'
- Learn how to cook rice and chicken with bamboo tube.
- Go for Bamboo rafting.
- Enjoy a cultural performance.
- Try your skills with a blowpipe.
- See how rice is harvested.
- Try by yoursefl at playing the traditional instruments.
- Savour local fruits and food.
- Learn how to catch the fish with net, bamboo trap and more.
- Join a group of hunting.
- Camping and survive in the jungle.