Sarawak Longhouses

Even though they include some modern amenities, there’s no better way to get a sense of indigenous tribal culture than to visit a longhouse – or, better yet, stay overnight. Essentially a whole village under a single roof, these dwellings can be longer than two football pitches and contain dozens of family units, each of which opens onto a covered common verandah used for economic activities, socialising and celebrations. For longhouses least affected by modern life take a boat up the remote Batang Ai.