a short vacation is certainly not enough to tour the whole state is rich in diversity values cultural heritage.It would be impossible for a person to travel to all corners of the land area of 124.000 square kilometers. Thus, the only way to know the inhabitants of a fast is to visit the Sarawak Cultural Village (KBS). Located in the far Santubong 35 kilometers from Kuching, a day trip to a location that will bring visitors to absorb rich culture of the tribes of Sarawak’s Bidayuh, Iban, Orang Ulu, Melanau, Malay and Chinese.
Residential-residential construction is unique to each race on the nature park area of 4.25 hectares. Not just the physical architecture of the exhibition, each ‘switched on’ to the action and the unique way of life different occupants.Against the backdrop of beautiful scenery at the foot of Mount Santubong, KBS is actually the site of the former fishing village and forest areas wilderness. At the entrance, guests will be greeted with some confidence statue depicting the heritage of various ethnic groups highlighted in KBS. Every house in the village with the status of a living museum of culture, the traditional architectural elements so strongly attracted the attention of visitors. Home Bidayuh for example, displays a unique structure as a large round hut or called ‘baruk. Historically, people who originally lived on the banks of Sungai Sarawak River Sadong and the like to make a home on the hillside to look like a giant staircase construction. In addition to reducing the risk of enemy attack, the pattern of building such an advantage for them collect water from the hills. Small dam was built to channel water to the villages using bamboo spikes. Longhouse
The Iban or Sea Dayak other build houses that can last long between 15 to 20 years . They only moved when the land around the house began to settle their long or less fertile.Using timber frame house in order on the roof, the house is often built near rivers that have a corridor or ‘verandah’ long under one roof.
Corridor has become a meeting place between the inhabitants. sure celebrated their heritage textile weaving demonstration, pua kumbu.
Home Melanau is between residential natives in Sarawak, which stands out because it was built as high as 40 feet (12 meters) from the ground. The main purpose is to prevent an enemy attack and avoid flooding.Interestingly, the people who originally lived near this coastal area make sago as a major food than rice. Craft sword
‘Nu denge?’ That acronym is said Orang Ulu like building settlements scattered in the highlands and the river.However, the people who make agriculture as a food source to construct their house so long occupied for a long time. Orang Ulu are also very popular with the sword artisanship. The main attraction of visitors not to be missed is the cultural ministry in the last panggungnya of two sessions a day. There, visitors can see the uniqueness of the dance community as Ngajat Lesong and Ngajat Warrior.
KBS said one visitor, Commander Adam, 25, a visit to the village last year’s special are attracted by the rich culture tribes in Sarawak.
“In addition to the uniqueness of tribal houses in Sarawak, which are displayed here, visitors can find out more information on Sarawak culture through staff and officers stationed in every house .
“Information and communication interactive accepted accepted, especially when cultural performances on the stage played KBS. Cultural dancers attract intelligent viewers with their antics, “he said.added in the cultural performances as well, the audience is given a choice of lifestyle activities and involve the local culture such as dance and blowpipes.
“selected audience the opportunity to make blowpipes action on stage, while at the end of the presentation, the audience is invited to dance along with cultural dancers,” he said.