Bidayuh Tribal Culture of Kuching, Kuching Borneo, Borneo (Sarawak)
Bustling local markets, traditional villages, plantations, farms and shophouses: this is the perfect tour to take if you’d like to know more about Kuching’s fascinating indigenous culture and daily happenings. The tour begins in the early morning at the bustling Farmer’s and fish markets, then continues to Mongkos Village, populated by Bidayuh warrior people who wear colourful festive garb and practice Pagan and animist rituals. Explore the longhouse, follow the trails through rice fields, spot local fruits (durian, anyone?) and enjoy a short forest trek before sitting by the waterfall for a local-style bamboo chicken lunch. The picturesque views of charming Mongkos Village and its 1930s shophouses from the suspension bridge are a memory to treasure.
From the very first contact last autumn when my wife and I started to plan, we received prompt advice and answers to our many questions from Harriet. Our final itinerary was quite complex, but went without a hitch and we had a most enjoyable and interesting experience.