Kuching, Day 2
After breakfast we head out to Sarawak Cultural Village to have an insight of how the major aborigines live their lives.
First, you have to cross this bamboo bridge, which is not easy at all as it’s very very narrow. Though it’s sturdy, it’s narrowness gives you the impression that it’ll collapse any time soon!
First stop: Rumah Bidayuh
Second stop: Rumah Iban. Iban is the most common aborigine in Sarawak.
Third stop: Rumah Penan
Rumah Penan is a quaint little hut, sitting by the side of the road, and if not for its signboard I guess we might miss it.
Beside the house is a hut to make the blowpipe. The wood is placed in the middle of a hole of the hut, and a weight is used to push down a straight metal rod down the middle of the wood.
4th stop: Rumah Orang Ulu. Orang Ulu consists of other minor aborigines.
5th stop: Rumah Melanau
6th stop: Rumah Melayu (Malay house)
7th stop: Rumah Cina (Chinese house)
After that, we went to watch a show which showcases the traditional music and dances of the different aborigines. Honestly speaking, I couldn’t differentiate these musics, but they were absolutely beautiful.
After our lunch and the visit to the cat museum, it’s the obligatory photo with the iconic cat of Kuching city :) The white cat is actually quite a small statue situated in the middle of a roundabout (that’s what they call when it’s not exactly a roundabout, more exactly a wider extension of the end of a road divider).
And then a cruise along Sarawak river.