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Sarawak, Malaysia

Saloma's Village Stay

Modernity has not passed by the Bidayuh people completely, but they have not been charmed by it. Agriculture and traditional handicrafts continue to be the mainstay of their lives, while the jungle remains the main supply source for all things from food to furniture. A Bidayuh native, Saloma, is a gracious host who will introduce you to her world.


The closest transport hub to Saloma's is Kuching, Sarawak. To get to Kuching you can take a flight from many of the major airports in Malaysia, as well as a few international ones such as Singapore. Saloma will pick you up from your hotel in Kuching.

The best way to experience the Bidayuh tribe life is through the introduction of one of its own members. Saloma will immerse you into the wonders of the village and jungle life as she shows you secret jungle places and introduces you to her family.

There are a few treks that Saloma can take you on - if you would like to participate, you should have the ability to hike for at least a couple of hours. If you don't fancy anything too strenuous, you can also just take it easy and enjoy being in the Bidayuh community.

Anytime! Saloma's home is open to visitors all year round. Though if you would like to couple your trip with other activities around Borneo, the best time to visit would be from February to November to avoid monsoon season.

1 or 2 days depending on option chosen

Sunblock
Mosquito repellent
Torch light
Sunglasses
Hat
Raincoat
Trekking shoes (or trainers will do too)
Long trousers & long sleeve top
Towel
Toiletries
Waterproof bag
Drinking water

Kuching is a great place for food. Try Sarawak Laksa at Foody Goody or Fat Cat in a suburb of Kuching or Chong Choon in city center.