Stayed 1 night at the longhouse. The host was very accommodating and shared so many stories with us. We had lots of local and traditional food home cooked for us. Our stay included a guided tour and a chance to play with traditional blow darts. We were very lucky as there was a small wedding ceremony that we were allowed to partake in, and we got to dance and try more delicious delicacies. It was definitely the best night of our entire Kuching trip!
We travelled with our 8yo and our host was so considerate and patient. Amazing experience to be able to experience the longhouse way of living. Mr Joseph was also very flexible to allow us to choose the activities we liked. Food was good and we even get to taste the traditional Tuak and local "whiskey".
Highlight of our stay was the hot spring, rafting, jungle walk, visit to waterfall and traditional music presentation by Mr "Rambo". Thank you and well done Mr Joseph.
Hi, i stayed here for 2 nights and 3 days.
Great place to visit, really friendly would highly recommend it. You can learn lots about thier culture and history. It was really nice just to talk to the local people, really welcoming. I advise you to message them before so you can ask which sites you want to visit, there are lots to do.
We spent a wonderful and exciting day and night there, between lointains, rivers et forests.
Joseph picked us up in Kuching in the morning to go to his village of 'longhouses'.
Then mini trecking 20 minutes, with a guide/carrier, to reach the spring waterfall. We had lunch of rice and chicken with vegetables and sauce cooked in large bamboos (Ayam pansoh): succulent. We took a little bath in this magical place.
We also had the chance to enjoy another beautiful place: the hot spring near the village and its clear cool river.
We met in this small village adorable people, and Joseph made us a very exciting guided tour that allowed us to learn and understand people Bidayuh, their history and their way of life close to nature, but formerly often attacked by other tribes.
Then we learned to use the 'sumpit' (blowdart), a long tube in which you have to blow to launch an arrow (the hunters' weapon).
Joseph lent us traditional clothes, and made some very nice pictures of us.
The dinner was absolutely delicious, we almost finished everything despite the very generous dishes!
Let's not forget the private concert of ''sirotuong'' and ''sape', traditional instruments with haunting sounds.
Program very well prepared by Joseph, while leaving us a flexibility of choice.
We loved those 24 hours.
If there was ever an experience to remember and look back fondly upon, this would be it...
Joseph was the most gracious host, and was ever willing to answer questions and show us what true life is like for the Bidayuh people. It was truly an amazing time spent in the longhouse with his extended family, learning about their history, their culture and way of life.