SARAWAK 砂捞越

HISTORY OF SARAWAK 砂捞越
Sarawak is a land of colourful cultures boasting 28 ethnic groups, making up a population of 1.8 million. The majority of the population live in a few large towns and cities, but a significant percentage still live in longhouses and villages in the remote areas.

The Ibans or famously known as the legendary headhunters of Borneo constitute the biggest ethnic group (29.6 %) in Sarawak. They are originally from Kalimantan, and so their culture and traditions are very similar to the Dayaks in Kalimantan.

Sarawakians practise a variety of religions, including Islam, Christianity, Chinese folk religion (a fusion of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and ancestor worship), Baha'i and animism. Many converts to Christianity among the Dayak people also continue to practice traditional ceremonies, particularly with dual marriage rites and during the important harvest and ancestral festivals such as Gawai Dayak and Gawai Antu.

Be charmed and mesmerised by their cultural festivals and celebrations. Let the romance of Sarawak's rich cultural diversity set the stage for your perfect holiday!
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