Immerse yourself in the traditional Sarawak lifestyle on this 2-day private cultural tour from Kuching to the village of Batang Ai. With a private guide, visit a Ukom longhouse (a typical Malaysian house built on stilts and shared by families) and meet native Iban people, original inhabitants of the island of Borneo. See another side of Malaysia as you discover their indigenous way of life. Learn about how they reconcile native customs with modern-day conveniences, like electricity and the internet, and spend the night in a village guesthouse!
Sarawakian’s rich cultures and customs, unique traditional rituals, dances, foods, and costumes are among the things that continue to intrigue and fascinate visitors and researchers from around the world. Their warm hospitality and simple ways of life are also some of the traits that many visitors find endearing.I guess, the fascination for this exotic destination also stems from interesting stories about the headhunters of Borneo. Images from National Geographic or Discovery Channel showing small dark people with tattooed bodies donning fancy headdresses of exotic bird feathers must have also fuelled the curiosity of our foreign visitors.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Ukit is a tribe found in Sarawak, Borneo. They are a small minority people who until recently were nomads in the rain forests of Borneo. Some were settled at Rumah Ukit on the upper reaches of the Batang Balui or Balui River. Most of the Ukits are found in the Upper Rajom and Tatau rivers, Baleh, Sarawak. Ukit's population is small in numbers and suffer potential extinction due to many of the tribesmen being killed a long time ago. Heavy losses in war to stronger Dayak tribes in Borneo (Iban, Kayan & others) resulted them being chased out of their homelands (believed to be the Saribas, Kalaka and Krian areas). Intermarriages with other tribes is also another factor for their decreasing population. Today, the Ukit population is estimated to be only about 120. However there may still be an unknown number of Ukit living in their traditional way as forest nomads.