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Annah Rais Longhouse Adventure

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Address: No. 71 Kampung Annah Rais, Kuching 94200, Malaysia
Phone Number: +65 9004 9762
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Annah Rais Longhouse is a large & old Bidayuh Tribe's Longhouse that...

Annah Rais Longhouse is a large & old Bidayuh Tribe's Longhouse that houses over 80 families. Majority of the us here are still live in a traditional way of longhouse's living. It has 175 years old written history to date. Visitor may participate in our Longhouse Adventure Program, which include longhouse accommodation, traditional meals & tours to surrounding tropical rainforest in search for astonishing waterfalls & natural Hot Spring.

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US$37.33*
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Traditional Bidayuh Village Bamboo Longhouse Tour from Kuching
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US$205.00*
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Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay

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Nice place but not too special

First experience to come here. There's no one to talk you through the village or tell you which buildings you can enter. Impressed with the house still keep a skull warrior. The... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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Johor, Malaysia
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Johor, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

First experience to come here. There's no one to talk you through the village or tell you which buildings you can enter. Impressed with the house still keep a skull warrior. The house still retain the traditional shape made of bamboo.

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The Hague
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had high expectations when we went to visit Annah Rais. We were a bit disappointed because because of the many tourists in tourgroups. It was very interesting to see how still quite a few people live in longhouses (if not for the same tourists like we were..)

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Brno, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Well, we were at sarawak cultural village first, this might be more authentic, but it wasn't, far away from the old times habits, people were not so friendly as we expected, looks like average semi-modern village anywhere in Asia. May be another village, longhouse can be better, this one is only commercial.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This place is ok to visit. People ase super friendly. Home brewed rice wine was good! Some animals are kept in a short leach (chicken). Over all worth a visit if you are interested of headhhunters culture. I recommens to take a guide to get more out of the trip.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This longhouse has been impacted by modern developments in materials, technologies, and lifestyles. If you have a good guide, it is still a very informative experience, particularly if you cannot go to any of the more distant Sarawak longhouses during your stay. The surrounding countryside is nice.

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Kota Samarahan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is really not a longhouse in a traditional sense- to get a feel of those ( iban longhouses) you would have to travel further beyond at least after serian. There was a welcome tuak but.no guide was offered. Basically a very large structure with individual houses and people going about their houses. We enquired if we could try on... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are mixed reviews about this place, but you have to know how to make the best of your time here. About the place: It's about 1 hour away from the city (plus or minus). It's basically a native village that is still being occupied. Although this spot is slowly being developed (a couple of new brick houses going up),... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the village today on a motorbike that we hired from Kuching. It cost 8R per person to enter- we were given a bunch of rice rice shots as we went in :) there's no one to talk you through the village or tell you which buildings you can enter. After asking someone we found out that the... More 

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Huy, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The villagers are charging you RM 8 for you to walk through their houses but most people are not friendly and camera reluctant. The village is not really picturesque. There are a lot of construction going on. Houses have satellite dishes. Not recommended

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Changshu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visit this after the mornig trip to Semendoh park, high taxi fee, but the driver acts as a guide in the longhouse, interesting to see the original house and the new builds which they use stine and steel instead of wood. Scary to see the collection of skulls... not sure it's original bur resembles truly the headhunter culture...

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