Annah Rais Longhouse

Annah Rais Longhouse

This longhouse is as old as five generations. It is believed that our ancestors first settled at the foot of Mount Penrissen and later moved downward to four hill-tops. The choice of setting on higher ground was meant for security reason because in those days head hunting activity was widely practice in Sarawak.

Guestroom

Guestroom

Our guestroom is basic, just exactly like our own bedroom, if not better. We make every effort to make sure that they are always clean, cosy & comfortable place for you to overnight during your stay. We also ensure that everything are prepared & put in place before you come in for a rest or sleep. Our guestrooms come with mosquito netting, cooling fan(s), comfortable mattress, blanket, pillow, wardrobe & etc.

Hot Spring

Hot Spring

We are lucky enough to have a hot spring nearby at our longhouse. It is located in the middle of the jungle, & you can soak into it while enjoying the beauty of the jungle. You will need a short jungle trekking through a few gardens, farms, hills and also Bamboo Bridge to reach this natural spa.

Waterfall

Waterfall

Our guide will bring you to this wonderful place for you to enjoy the beauty of nature, just lie down & relax, swim, or you can even try a waterfall massage. The water is cold & crystal clear, & you will just love it.

Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo Rafting

Learn how to build a bamboo raft and go for spear fishing or casting with it. Our guide will show you how to build the raft with Bamboos found in the jungle & also the essential rafting techniques too before you will do the rafting.

Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is half an hour drive from Kuching and was established in 1975 for the rehabilitation of confiscated and surrendered wild animals. It is located about 20 km south of Kuching and is situated within the beautiful Semengoh Nature Reserve. This is a temporary home for various endangered wildlife of Sarawak, especially Orang Utans that were rescued from captivity and hornbills. Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre has received 915 animals up to 1999.

Transportation

Transportation

The journey to Annah Rais longhouse from Kuching will take approximately 1 and the half hour drive. Although the transfer duration is pretty long, you will be amazed by the scenic countryside view, beautiful mountain range, limestone hill, paddy field, palm oil plantation estate & etc. Feel free to contact the homestay operator, Mdm. Macheree/Mr. Ringin (mobile no.0168566128/0198175229) at least 2 days in advanced to arrange for your transfer.

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Accomodations

Annah Rais Longhouse is located at about 60km away from Kuching City. It 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. We plant paddy, cocoa, pepper, rubber & etc. for living.

Annah Rais longhouse has a written history of 175 years old (over 500 years old of unwritten history, which counting to approximately 8 generations old) to date. Many tourists from all over the world come to visit Annah Rais Longhouse everyday, & they just fascinated with the traditional way of living here.

In our community of Annah Rais Longhouse, many of us (families) actually participate in our homestay programme by offering a clean guestroom for you & our other guests to put up a night. You will be staying with any one of us during the night time, & the rest of the time you will be grouped together for meals, tours & activities.
 

GUESTROOM


Our guestroom is basic, just exactly like our own bedroom, if not better. We make every effort to make sure that they are always clean, cosy & comfortable place for you to overnight during your stay. We also ensure that everything are prepared & put in place before you come in for a rest or sleep. Our guestrooms come with mosquito netting, cooling fan(s), comfortable mattress, blanket, pillow, wardrobe & etc.

FACILITIES
Facilities include luggage storage, use of our kitchen, laundry service, 3 meals daily, free flow of coffee tea, traditional costume for photographing, musical instruments.

MEALS


We serve you 3 meals daily with our traditional local food (breakfast, lunch & dinner). During your visit to our longhouse, you will have chances to try our bamboo rice. The time to try our bamboo rice is after the harvesting season which is at the end of March every year where we call it "new rice tasting".

Try also our bamboo chicken, bamboo shoot which will be stir fry and lots of other vegetables that we plant and some also collected from the surrounding jungle such a fern (paku & midin).

DRINKS
We prepare orange juice, coffee, tea, or Milo (chocolate drink) with boiled water. We will also serve you our traditional local herbal tea which is made from a tree bark and tastes so good. We also serve you our home-brewed rice wine especially while relaxing and enjoying the traditional cultural show. Our water is supply from our mountain and goes through a water filter provided by the government so they are clean, fresh, & chlorine free.

SWIMMING

There is a river with the crystal clear & cold running water from the mountain. We can bring you to deep river water where you really can enjoy your swim or relax by the riverbank.

Notes
You are advised to purchase all your personal stuffs in kuching before heading up to our longhouse. Below are some general packing lists for your reference:

  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medication
  • Cigarette
  • Tooth paste & brush
  • Soap & shampoo (you can use ours too if you don't mind)
  • Lotion
  • Sun block cream
  • Comb
  • Goggle (just in case the one we provided will not fit your face)
  • Shaver
  • Long-sleeve shirt & long pant (in case it gets cold at night)
  • Underwear
  • Towel
  • Casual clothes
  • Shoes/boots (for jungle trekking)
  • Swim-suit
  • Sandals
  • Flashlight (if you plan for night jungle trekking)
  • Camera or camcorder
  • Hat, sunglasses & watch.
  • Rubber shoes for jungle trekking