Annah Rais longhouse is located at Padawan District, approximately 60 km away from the Kuching city, Sarawak, Malaysia. Kuching is the capital of Sarawak & there’s number of daily flights connecting from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johore Bahru, Kota Kinabalu & so on by AirAsia, Jetstar Airlines, Tiger Airways & Malaysia Airlines.
The closest city to begin your journey to Annah Rais longhouse is from Kuching, which will take approximately 1.5 hour drive journey. Although the transfer duration is pretty long, you will be amazed by the scenic countryside view, beautiful mountain range, limestone hill, paddy field, palm oil plantation estate & etc.
Due to te fact that Annah Rais village is so remote & not many local will travel to such remote village at Annah Rais so often, hence there is no bus service serving this route. The only public transport available for you is Taxi. Generally, the local Taxi will charge RM100 to RM150 (when approached directly by tourist) for 1 way transfer from Kuching city to Annah Rais longhouse. You can hire a Taxi right in-front of you hotel, or ask the hotel’s reception to book one for you, in which you can probably get RM100 in rare cases. Pls agree on the price first!
Alternatively, you can also call the Kuching taxi service number +60 082-343343 / +60 082-348898 to pre-arranged the taxi to pick you up at your hotel.
We can also try our best to help you on transport’s arrangement if you need to, please indicate it in the booking form then. For the transfer within Kuching city and longhouse, you will pay directly to our trusted taxi driver at a fixed rate of RM100 one way, max 4 adults; or with 10-seater Taxi Van at RM140 one way, can share with other guests to save cost (we will facilitate such arrangement for you if available) and pay only RM80 each group, instead of RM140. Please pay in cash directly to the driver upon picking up.
* if you need the pick up from Damai Resort (Santubong area), the rate will be RM160 by taxi, RM240 by van.
1. Arrival time at Annah Rais Longhouse – If you arrange your own transport to Annah Rais longhouse from Kuching, please arrive longhouse by 9:30am, because the activities will start from 10am onwards and all guests & guides will leave longhouse for jungle activities at around 10am! So you are advised to start depart from Kuching latest by 8am in the morning, as the travel journey from Kuching city will take 1.5 hour!
2. Entrance Fee to the village – Upon arrival, there is a small booth right in front of the entrance of the longhouse. Please pay the village’s entrance fee that cost RM8 per person (adult) & RM5 per person (children) before entering the longhouse. This is collected by the village’s committee (not us) as a community fund that will be used to maintain the Annah Rais longhouse original structure & to preserve the Bidayuh’s cultures!
3. Look for Mr Edward Gunui (Homestay Coordinator) @ door no. 71 – After paying for the entrance ticket, you are free to roam around the whole village. By then, please proceed to the door no. 71 at the second stretch of longhouse. You will enter from the first longhouse, then cross the bridge, you will find the second longhouse, proceed to door 71, Mr Edward will be greeting you there.