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Pesta Bung Bratak

The Pesta Bung Bratak, or Bung Bratak Festival, will take place on May 1 at Bung Bratak located at Kampung Tembawang in Bau.

Open to the public, this festival aims to showcase Bidayuh traditional culture, dance and music to everyone who attends. In addition to cultural performances, there will be a “Dayung Sangon” parade, where traditionally garbed girls in the community join the procession.

One of the attractions at the festival is the newly completed Bung Bratak Heritage Center (BBHC), which includes a lodging facility that costs RM100 per person (inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner and a barbecue).

The area is surrounded by virgin rainforest, with a waterfall nearby.

Bung Bratak Heritage Centre (BBHC), Kuching

The Bung Bratak Heritage Centre (BBHC) was innitiated and developed by the Bung Bratak Heritage Association (BBHA). It is built 1,000 feet above sea level, and is recognized by UNESCO as the first-of-its-kind in Borneo to be built on a hilltop. Fully funded by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the heritage centre cost RM8 million, … Continue reading


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