Saloma’s villagestay is located in an authentic Bidayuh village in the heart of the Borneo Jungle. You will live an immersive experience while staying with her family.
Rich in history & heritage, the State of Sarawak is also known as Land of The Hornbills. The population comprises local ethnic groups namely Iban, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu, Melanau and other minor tribes plus the Malays, Chinese and Indians living together in harmony for more than a century.
As a whole the Bidayuhs are hospitable, humble, trustworthy and friendly people who are not only helpful among themselves but also to other communities in Sarawak as well.
The Bidayuhs pay special attention to the land and soil and indeed to the whole surrounding environment with awe, respect & reverence. To the Bidayuhs, Land is a source of sustenance and life. Even with the advent of Modern development & Advanced economic way of life, the majority of the Bidayuhs are still living in the rural areas where they undertake various agricultural pursuits.
Masters of Bamboo handicraft, the Bidayuhs traditionally live in Bamboo longhouses. They also produce a wide range of fine bamboo handicrafts ranging from boxes, containers to musical instruments. Bamboo is as well used for cooking.
Among the various celebrations held in Malaysia, Gawai Dayak is celebrated by the Bidayuhs in traditional costumes. Ceremonial offerings of various local traditional delicacies and tuak (home-made rice wine) are made to the gods of rice & prosperity.This unique festivity is a must-see occasion for local and foreign tourists alike.