Dubbed as the ‘Land of Hornbills’, a visit to Sarawak promises a wonderful exploration of diverse cultures, age-old heritage and history.
Sarawak is home to over 28 ethnic groups, some of the ethnic groups are called Iban, Dayak, Bidayuh and Kenyah. These ethnic groups are individually unique in terms of language, culture and lifestyle despite sharing the same land. Apart from the indigenous ethnics, Sarawak is also populated by the Malay, Chinese and a minority of Indian communities.
This largest state in Malaysia is most famous for the Gunung Mulu (Mulu National Park)–the largest national park in Sarawak which is also one of Malaysia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gunung Mulu is well-known for its high concentration of caves, making it a must-go destination for spelunkers. Other than its aesthetics value, Gunung Mulu is also important as it provides the template to study the theories behind the origins of cave faunas.
For a taste of cultural enlightenment, make your way to the Sarawak Cultural Village and get a glimpse of the identity of the Sarawak people and her rich tradition. Visit an original longhouse and be enraptured by Sarawak’s traditional dances, art and architecture.
Sarawak is also famous for its mighty rivers that stretch across its beautiful landscape. Take a cruise along Rajang River–the longest river in Malaysia–and enjoy the awe-inspiring view of her surroundings, from towering trees to squawking hornbills.
For a more poignant touch to your experience, visit Sarawak’s historical artifact such as the Fort Margherita–an ancient fort built in 1879 by Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak , which is situated in Kuching, Sarawak– and the Chinese History Museum.
Itching for some water sports and beachy relaxation? Take a 35-minute drive from Kuching to Damai Beach and splish splash your way to fun and bliss.