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Kuching City Tour & Annah Rais Longhouse

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$90

A tour of Kuching will take you from the era of the White Rajahs to the present day. Visit the world renowned Sarawak Museum and the Brooke Legacy (White Rajahs) - Square Tower, Astana and the Court House. There is also the Cat Monument, Tua Pek Kong - Chinese Temple, the old State Mosque and one of the hottest leisure spots in the City, the Kuching Waterfront Esplanade. 
Annah Rais is one of the most famous Bidayuh longhouse in Sarawak, which located about 100 km east from Kuching City and quite close to the Indonesian border. The excursion will take about one and a half-hour on the road. During your visit, you will also be able to view the villagers with their own daily routine like rice pounding and winnowing, basket and mat weaving, bamboo carving, etc.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Things to Bring Along:
- Extra Water Bottle
- Day Pack
- Insect Repellent
- Sun Screen Lotion
- Camera
- Hat / Cap
- Comfortable Walking Shoes
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Description:

Your early morning pick-up awaits at the hotel lobby, where you will then depart for an exciting Kuching City tour. Cruise on by the many attractions this historical city has to offer, which includes the gigantic cat statue which symbolized the mascot of Kuching City. 
In the exciting buzz of Chinatown, proceed to the city’s iconic 7-story Pagoda, the Tua Pek Kong Temple, one of the oldest temples in Sarawak. Also, try and spot the Margherita Fort, It’s hard to miss such a stunning structure.
En route the next destination you will be able to witness traditional Malay houses built on stilts. Winding through the heart of the city, look out for a majestic looking Istana that homed the former palace of White Rajah then turned into the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak. Look out for the Clock Tower and a granite obelisk built in memory of Rajah Brooke. Visit to the Sarawak Museum, the highlight of the tour. The Museum is acknowledged for its cultural artifacts acknowledged as long of the finest museum in Malaysia.
Bidayuh, the second largest ethnic group in Sarawak, is formerly known as the “Land Dayak” and was
once also known as the “Engineer of Bamboo”. When making a visit to the Bidayuh longhouse, you will be able to see the splendid architecture of their longhouse, which were build mostly by bamboo.  
You will be brought into the most unique and important structure, the "Baruk" or the head house, which situated in the middle of the longhouse. Enemy once used this as a fort to protect the whole village from being attack. Inside the "Baruk", you will be able to view the real human skulls hanging around the fire place in the middle and the also their sacred war drum. Study its intricate design and learn about the traditional farming lifestyle of the Bidayuh ethnic group before chatting with the families living inside. Finish with a relaxing stroll through the rainforest before heading back to Kuching.

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Departure point:

From Your Centralized Kuching Hotel

Departure time:

Duration:

7 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Kuching City Tour & Annah Rais Longhouse
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A tour of Kuching will take you from the era of the White Rajahs to the present day. Visit the world renowned Sarawak Museum and the Brooke Legacy (White Rajahs) - Square Tower, Astana and the Court House. There is also the Cat Monument, Tua Pek Kong - Chinese Temple, the old State Mosque and one of the hottest leisure spots in the City, the Kuching Waterfront Esplanade. 
Annah Rais is one of the most famous Bidayuh longhouse in Sarawak, which located about 100 km east from Kuching City and quite close to the Indonesian border. The excursion will take about one and a half-hour on the road. During your visit, you will also be able to view the villagers with their own daily routine like rice pounding and winnowing, basket and mat weaving, bamboo carving, etc.

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$90

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