08.02.2010 - 08.02.2010
We are now in Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state located in East Malaysia on the island of Borneo….it is amazing…. I don’t ever want to leave… We are going to the SARAWAK CULTURAL VILLAGE so we can take in some more local cultural…. We just can’t get enough of it… cultural that is. It is a Historic Village located the Kuching area and is referred to as a “living museum.” The cultural village presents the traditional life of the major ethnic groups in Sarawak. We toured the houses on site, like the LONGHOUSES of the Bidayuh usually built along the banks of water ways and above the flood level. There were others but the most unique were the longhouses. We also observed the craftspeople practicing their traditional skills. There was the usual souvenir shops displaying wood crafts made by the locals, restaurant, and we even watched a show of ethnic dancing. I thought Luis was going to join in the dance but his outfit or dance style didn’t quite match the others….He will save the dancing for the night life.
After visiting the SARAWAK CULTURAL VILLAGE, we decided to head up the coast in one of the local EXPRESS BOATS that travel inland along the larger rivers in Borneo. It was cheaper to take the express boat from Kuching to Sibu instead of flying… plus we wanted to experience some of the local travel. During our journey on the boat, Andrea started to look a little grey around the gills….she popped a couple of gravel and she was out the rest of the 4 hour boat ride. While in Sibu, we visited Sarawak’s tallest building, WISMA SANYAN, and MALAYSIA’S LARGEST TOWN SQUARE. It was a great way to end our day before heading off to our next adventure.