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The sub-district of Padawan is found in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. Padawan is also used to refer to Kampung Padawan, or Bidayuh Village. As a part of the city of Kuching, this area is a major point of interest for food lovers. Nestled upon the banks of the Sarawak River, you will struggle to find an area that compares in terms of both magnificent man-made landmarks and natural beauty. You will also find that Padawan carries a rich history, granting many places to explore and things to discover. Let’s take a closer look at Padawan and its highlights.
A visit to the region of Padawan rewards one with a fascinating look at the culture of the Bidayuh people. With their rich musical tradition involving various suspending gongs termed agung ensembles, witnessing the various displays of dance, music and customary rituals is an experience which you will never forget. Many landmarks and majestic outdoor adventures await travellers to Padawan.
The Malay fishing village of Kampung Telaga Air has a great homestay program whereby visitors are granting the full experience of traditional living. The rates are extremely reasonable and the location could not be better. The Kampung Telaga Air Waterfront is a wonderful area and due to its positioning, you are always guaranteed fresh fish served from your homestay.
Padawan’s top luxury resorts are found just a short distance from the sub-district on the Santubong Peninsula. Here you can find three prestigious resorts which dominate the coastline of Kuching. This primary beach resort area has establishments offering everything from jet-skiing, water-skiing and windsurfing to spa facilities, golf and fitness facilities.
One of the best ways to explore the Padawan Highlands and its traditional settlements of the Pineywa Bidayuh people is by participating in a tour through the jungle from a local guide. The Bidayah Jungle Survival Experience takes you to the head house termed “Panggah” where ancient human skulls are kept. You are taken trekking through the jungle to visit the waterfall and take a dip in the waters. Another highlight of your journey is the lesson in cooking Bidayuh style with bamboo. This experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity which no visitor to the area should miss.
The Pitcher Plant Garden is famous for its vast collection of Orchids and Pitcher Plants. Situated in the heart of Kota Padawan, this area hosts thirty-five different species of Nepenthes, or pitcher plants. The largest is the Rafflesiana which is capable of storing up to a litre of liquid. The tour through these amazing plants and the rare wild orchids is both informative and fascinating.
Padawan’s local Bidayuh food is filled with unbelievable flavour and unique combinations. The Asam Siok, or chicken served with rice and bamboo, is a key meal in local culture which originated in the areas inhabited by the Iban tribe. Kersem is a fermented pork dish which carries salty, strong flavour and can keep for months depending on how well it was prepared. Don’t miss the local alcohol named Tepui which is made from the juice of sugarcane. It is said to be both soothing and smooth.