Breakfast at the hotel.
Today discover the local entics in Sarawak. Located about 34km from the city, the award winning Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) is a refreshing and unique “living museum” sitting on a sprawling 17 – acre site at the foothills of the legendary Mount Santubong. It has 7 representative ethnic houses – Bidayuh Longhouse, Iban Longhouse the Penan Hut, the Orang Ulu Longhouse, the Melanau House, the Malay House and Chinese Farm House. These houses are built according to authentic styles and replete with real, traditional artifacts. SCV is known as a “living museum” because natives live in its houses and make handicrafts.
This trip will enable you to gain a rather comprehensive insight into the colourful traditional and cultures of the various races in Sarawak. Watch how the womenfolk make intricate bead-necklaces and baskets, observe their traditional cooking methods, admire the refined skills of their male counterpart in handling the deadly blowpipe, making the Parang ilang (ceremonial sword) or casting their fishing nets into the man-made lake. You’ll head back to town for your own lunch.
At 2pm, depart for Semenggoh Orang Utan Conservation Center, located about 30 minutes’ drive south from Kuching. It’s part of the larger Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Sarawak’s oldest forest reserve which houses a botanical research centre, arboretum, gardens and trails. Unlike in a zoo, the Orang Utans are free to roam in this 653 hectare forest reserve. Here, young and adolescent Orang Utans used to be trained to survive in the wild. Spot their delicate nests, watch their skillful movements in the tree tops and their interesting behaviour during feeding time. The guide will also narrate to you the behaviour and characteristics of this special primate called Orang Utan or ‘Man of the Forest’ in the Malay language. Back to town and rest of the day free at leisure.