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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Tours & Activities

Join us to learn more about the life styles and cultures of the Bidayuh longhouse inhabitants. Join the home stay program because it will enable you to experience the real life styles of the village folks in a Bidayuh longhouse. Macheree homestay arrange various activities that will keep you occupied the whole day of your stay. Below are activities that we can arrange during your stay with us for you.

Guided Outdoor Activities:

Jungle Trekking, Tropical Rainforest Exploration

Go for jungle trekking in order to see the beauty of our tropical rainforest and few stunning waterfalls. Our experienced & skillful jungle expert's guidance will bring you to see the flora & fauna. Identify the herbs & its usage in natural healing. Enjoy the calm feelings in the jungle & etc.

Swimming at the untouched natural 3-tier 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.

Soaking in the natural hot spring (The jungle spa)

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.

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.

Hunting with the Blowgun Demonstration

You will learn how to hunt with the real blowgun in the jungle. Due to fact that we do not encourage to kill the wildlife in the jungle, our darts are not poisonous & sharpened. The dart will definitely hit the animal if you are skillful enough, but it will not kill or injure them in anyway.

Processing Sugars

Choose to spend your one day stay crushing sugarcane using our traditional homemade sugarcane crusher and cook it to get sugar.

Rubber Tapping
Wake up early morning and go to rubber farm to tape rubber tree and process its milk into a scrap rubber.

Rice Harvesting

During the month of February to April, it's our paddy field harvesting season. You can join our fellow villagers for the rice harvesting at the hilly land.

 

Guided Indoor Activities:

Longhouse Tour and Exploration

We can guide you along & explain to you everything about our longhouse. This guided tour can be conducted anytime when you are free from any activities (usually on the first day stay before dinner). You will be invited to visit other families too in the same village for culture’s exchange.

Cooking Rice, Meat and Fish in Bamboo

Cooking food sand boiling water in bamboo is the Bidayuh traditional way of cooking. A demonstration of this activity will be carried out in the evening to prepare your dinner. This is our signature dish for the dinner. You will be served together with other sumptuous dishes too. In case you prefer not to cook your food in bamboo, you may request to cook your food in pans and pots.

Traditional Culture Show

Join our traditional dance for your night entertainment and learn to play our traditional musical instrument. We arranged the Traditional Culture show at night after dinner (usually on your first day of your stay). The show comprises of two groups of female and male dancers accompanied by three members of musicians. The female dancers perform two dancers and the male perform the warrior’s dance. All the dancers dressed themselves with the Bidayuh Traditional Costumes.

At times of feeling "heated" by the dancer (or by our rice wine), do not hesitate to dress up yourself with the traditional costume & start dancing till you drop.

Playing the Traditional Bidayuh Musical Instruments

Learn the basic of playing any of our musical instruments. Our musician will always ready to teach you. We will teach you how to play our traditional musical instruments. It's fun & entertaining, not just yourself, but other will be entertained by you too. You also can try blow darts using our blowpipe and set up for a competition among all of you. The most accurate one will be given prize.

Honestly, you have no time to get yourself bored during your stay here will be fully occupied with a lot of guided tours and activities. Our guide/guides are well-trained & experience in bringing guests into the surrounding jungle to enjoy the beauty of nature. They are committed to make sure that you are having fun out there, & have forgotten about everything else unless you prefer just to stay with us without any outdoor activities. This one is another optional package you can ask for your holidays in annah rais longhouse. We hope that you will enjoy your stay with us and we will put every effort to ensure that you are satisfied with the great experiences during your holidays with us.

We escape you from the hectic city life, lead you into the beautiful tropical rainforest & bring you back to NATURE!

 

** Most of the activities stated above have already been included in our full-board package. For more details on our tours & activities' arrangement, please refer to Packages & Itineraries. Some activities are subject to weather condition; hence we reserve the right to change the itinerary if deemed necessary. Our decision will be the final one.