Kuching, Part II

Posted on July 30, 2009

I finished the tour in Kuching by visiting the Orangutan rehabilitation centre, crocodile farm and the Sarawak Cultural Village.

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.