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.

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • 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
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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    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.



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Organised by Magunatip Holidays Sdn Bhd

Activity ID: V-11036P72

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