A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

I don’t plan to issue this post but because friends are asking for my experience to a long house, Annah Rais long house located at Padawan District, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia, I have decided to share these rather poorly taken images with brief narrations..The long house is about 45 minutes drive from Kuching, capital city of Sarawak.. They have some celebrations on and we are visiting a long distant relative who is living here.

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia


OFF WE GO


Before we go… Stopped at Kuching and buy some hand gifts… Meat steamed buns and the famous Sarawak Butter Buns..

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

The weather was good and not many cars in the main road

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

We arrived the long house 45 minutes later and we selected another entrance to go to the Long House

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

The car needed to pass by a wooden bridge

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

After we were aligned, ..

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

we need to climb out various type of wooden stair cases

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

And this traditional thin teak stair case in the exhibition house.

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia


Above the stair case is mostly bamboo mats and bamboo verandas.

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

What is like under the bamboo verandas?

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

You can see peep down and have a look!

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

What you saw is this high! may be at least 3-4 meters tall or taller..

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

And the building was supported using these type of round tree trunks….

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Some of the old items that can be seen and reminded us times really flies..


GREAT TIME AT VERANDAS


At times, they wash their dishes at the verandas and I am unsure where the water went? Ha-ha!

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Some chickens were well treated in certain corner of the verandas.

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Some area were used to keep some firewood..

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Verandas are also for rest..

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Women did their house chores…

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Kids have their way of games to pass their free times

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Some of the unused tires become their hula hook and swimming floats or live buoys…

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

hmmm, besides simpler life, they do watch cable TV and internet is available

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

And there is a government bank

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Some unique urn belong to the Bidayuh brothers

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Some unique bamboo knapsack

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

How about a bit old kettle?

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

A typical kitchen cabinets in the early 1970s and 1960s..before inbuilt kitchen cabinet were introduced..

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Do you remember kerosene lamp?

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

How about this radio that looks familiar?

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

How about this special post box?

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

 

And not forgetting the government conserved heritage in one of the houses…

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia


FOOD


Food was served and some demo was on at this particular day..

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

We were served with traditional Bidayuh food like pansoh ayam (bamboo chicken) penyaram, pucuk ubi (tapioca leaves), bamboo rice and many others

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

And glutinous rice being cooked in pitcher plant..

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

How can I forget this famous bamboo chicken where rice and chicken were stuffed into the bamboo and smoked for 2-3 hours..

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

And after 3 hours..

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

and we brought some back as hand gifts…

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

 


OFF WE WENT FOR SOME FUN AT MOTHER NATURE


We walked to the destination for about 15 minutes….

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

and we reached a jungle track….

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Some “rescues” is required before reaching the destination

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

They then saw these crystal clear water

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

They jump and have some swim using the tyre “life buoys”

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

On the side there are wild fruits

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

and some butterflies…

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

And all these belong to this river…

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

When they are back to the long house, they found these little chair that become their source of funs for sometime…

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

and they have to  sit down in the bamboo verandas to rest before it departs…

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

Before we go, I found that next to the house window, is the rambutan trees and you can easily pluck it from your window when ripe.

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

on the way to the car, there are some sour soup tree

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

and this childhood plant that we used to play with and brought lots of fond memories….

A Short Trip to Annah Rais Long House, Kuching, Sarawak East Malaysia

  1. Little Borneo Girl

    Interesting visit to a longhouse. They are no longer ‘remote’ or ‘ulu’ now with internet and Astro is satellite TV (not cable) so their technology is same as anywhere else in Malaysia. Thank you for sharing.

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