I’m back from my “island” holiday! And would you believe it, this is my first ever island adventure in my 30 years of existence! ;-)
I got Firefly Airlines to thank for this fabulous fam trip. There were so much planned out for all of us, and I’ve got a lot to share so expect a lot of posts about Sabah as I go along.
Anyhow, I’m starting the wackybecky Sabah Chronicles with this “muddy” post, simply cos I’ve got some epic pictures that I think you guys will like!
Such as this one:
Haha, that was us heading back to our resort BAREFOOTED after our mud bath at the Mud Volcanoes on Pulau Tiga.
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Below is the summary of my accomodation in the Iban Longhouse in the Sarawak Cultural Village during the media fam trip by Firefly (MAS) & Sarawak Tourism Board just last week.
The Sarawak Cultural Village is beautiful, scenic & rich in local culture. Located about 45 mins from Kuching town, we had a dedicated bus to shuttle us thru & fro throughout the duration of our stay.
I will elaborate more on the Sarawak Cultural Village over the next few posts as there is so much to share about that place. This post will just focus on the Iban Longhouse where my group (traditional media, artists & 3 other bloggers ) were hosted for 4D & 3N.
After a warm welcome & a lengthy briefing, we were split into 2 groups; male & female.
A typical single longhouse had separate living areas for each family & each living area generally consisted of a living room, sleeping area, kitchen & washroom.
We were placed in the Iban Longhouse, where the males has one “living area” and the females has another “living area”. The video below illustrates clearly the hygiene, space & facilities that were available to us for the duration of our stay.
I was pretty speechless upon seeing our living quarters & hence this is a silent video.LOL.
Have problem veiwing the video? Well, IT IS that dim inside and that was the best I could do. Anyhow, here are some pictures as well.
This small unassuming circular “food court” is just known as Jubilee Ground & it’s located near the school ground of SRK Chung Hwa No.3 School/DBKS office. Though small, it is a very popular place and is always packed; be it a rainy day or a hot day or weekdays or anyday!
As you can see from the picture below, even the Malays dine here, although the stalls are all operated by the chinese. Could it be that the Malays here are more open-minded??
The school right beside it.
We were here specifically for the desserts, and the BELACAN beehoon.
Yup, these plates of the local pungent, murky culinary creation are elusive in the Peninsular and there is no way I’m leaving Sarawak without trying it!