Kuching, Part II
July 30, 2009
Entrance to the Jong's Crocodile Farm.
Entrance to the Sarawak Cultural Village. The living museum portays diversity in the state with 7 houses representing the major ethnic races - Bidayuh, Iban, Penan, Orang Ulu, Melanau, Malays and Chinese.
The Chinese House. Chinese people migrated to the state at the Rajah's invitation to build up a solid farming middle class during the early 1900s. One-third of the state's population is now Chinese.
The Malay House. Windows cut down to floor level to improve air circulation.
Orang Ulu House. Orang Ulu, or "up-river dwellers", describes the central Borneo people, accounting for 5.5 of the state's population.
Staircase leading up the foyer, made from a single wooden trunk.
A traditional dance celebrating the return of victorious warriors. The block of wood the performer seen biting on below weighed 20kg.