Damai Beach and Sarawak Cultural Village

31st March, 2015 | Article By Judy Kong Jing

The Damai Beach Resort and Sarawak Cultural Village is located in Kuching and at Teluk Bandung’s sandy beach, facing the South China Sea. Behind the resort and the cultural village is the magnificent Mount Santubong!

We went to the resort and the cultural village during the last school holiday. We flew by Malaysia Airlines to Kuching then we took a taxi from International Kuching Airport to Damai Beach Resort.

When we arrived at the resort, we had to wait till 12 o’clock to check in.  Mummy said she was hungry, so we went to the Cafe Satang for an early lunch.  I had Mee Mamak ( Indian Fried Noodles) and my mum had mixed vegetables with rice.

After we had checked in, we went to the beach. I collected lots of shells and I caught some hermit crabs but my mum asked me to put them back. After we had enjoyed the beach, we went back to our room to rest.

That same evening, we had a nice relaxing buffet dinner, it cost RM 30 and then took a leisurely stroll close to the beach, it was too dark to actually walk on it.

The next morning we woke up early and quickly had our breakfast. That morning, I had cereal and milk, then we went to the Sarawak Cultural Village which is located beside the resort. We walked there using the guests’ short cut.

When we arrived, we bought our tickets. As we entered the administrator told us we could go in and out of the park as we pleased, at no extra cost. We visited a Bidayuh Long House, an Iban Long House, a Penan Hut, an Orang Ulu Long House, a Melanau Tall House, a Malay House and a Chinese Farm House which are all exact replicas of traditional houses in Sarawak.

We took lots of pictures of the cultural village and we bought some traditional food. We learnt all about customary dances, the different cultures and the daily life-styles of the native Sarawak people.

At 11:30 am, we went to the Rainforest Music House for the Cultural Dance Show. The show was wonderful and I thought it was really interesting to listen to the music from the different ethnic indigenous groups of Sarawak.

After the show, we went to ‘Seven-Eleven’ to buy our lunch. It was an amazing trip for 3 days and 2 nights in the resort.

I would love to recommend that everyone visit this resort and cultural village in Kuching. As ‘Kucing’ in the Malay language means ‘Cat’, I suppose it is not altogether surprising that you do find many references to the ‘Cat’ here in Kuching, even a Cat Museum!

If you have ever wondered about the very diverse culture we have here in Sarawak, Borneo, ‘The Sarawak Cultural Village’ and ‘Damai Resort’ is a MUST for you!

By Judy Kong Jing

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