Annah Rais Longhouse is located about 60km away from Kuching City. It is a large & old Bidayuh Tribe’s Longhouse that houses over 80 families. The majority of us here still live in a traditional way of longhouse living. We plant paddy, cocoa, pepper, rubber & etc. for a living.

Annah Rais longhouse has a written history of 175 years old (over 500 years old of unwritten history, which counts to approximately 8 generations old) to date. Many tourists from all over the world come to visit Annah Rais Longhouse every day, and they are 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 program 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.


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, cozy & comfortable places for you to overnight during your stay. We also ensure that everything is 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 include luggage storage, use of our kitchen, laundry service, 3 meals daily, free flow of coffee tea, traditional costumes for photographs, and musical instruments.


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 as fern ( paku & midin ).

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 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 supplied from our mountain and goes through a water filter provided by the government so they are clean, fresh, & chlorine free.


There is a river with 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.

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

  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medication
  • Cigarette
  • Toothpaste & 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 pants (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
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