Kuching Bidayuh Longhouse and Empurau Experience
Discover the Bidayuh tribe’s Mongkos village near the Kalimantan border. You’ll find that Mongkos is a thriving rural community & home to one of the few remaining traditional Bidayuh longhouses in Sarawak. You’ll visit the traditional longhouse for a tour to learn about its history & experience how a native lunch is prepared.
Kampung Mongkos has two of the very few surviving Bidayuh longhouses in Sarawak. The village has existed for over a hundred years and is located near Sungai Mongkos.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- English Speaking Guide
- Transport by Air-Conditioned MiniVan
- Return Tour Transfer to Hotel
- Infant not occupying seat no charges
- Water Bottle
- Ethnic Lunch
- Bottled water
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront, No.1, Jalan Centre Point, Suite 8E, 5th Floor, CPS Tower, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
A encounter with Empurau fish freely undisturbed as it is protected species in this river.
The experience to have a Bidayuh Ethnic lunch traditionally cook in bamboo.
Duration: 3 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- It is said that Mongkos was named after the plant lungkos (Bidayuh for wild ginger)
- On arrival visitors are welcomed with a ceremony. First they are greeted with drum music called “bidumbak”. A white hen’s egg is used to chase away evil spirits and visitors are then entertained with ‘langi pingadap’ (a traditional welcoming dance). Welcoming ceremony would end with a "belangi" dance in which the visitors are encouraged to take part.
- Another dance called “Pak Dino” and “Dayang Diki” will not be presented. In this dance dolls are used to tell a story about a married couple. Because marriage between siblings is taboo for the Bidayuh, the couple was cursed and they turned into monkeys.
- Other Attractions:The Silungkung Waterfall ( spiral waterfall ) not included in the Tour
- Pangkak ( top spinning
- Watch Bidayuh Women making baskets,bead items,woodcarving and many other types of handicraft.
- Padi cultivation and farming are the main agricultural activities of the villagers. Among the crops they plant are oil palm,padi,pepper,rubber trees and miscellaneous fruits such as rambutan,mango banana,jackfruit and durian.
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Please bring your own Sanitizer
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.