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Iban Craft Market of Sarawak
Lachau Town is a small town along the main highway to Miri .
The town is a tourist stop over on route to the original Iban longhouses near Lubuk Antu
or Batang Ai (Where the Longhouse Hilton is located)
Lachau is after Serian. The town is nothing special, but for the
traveler and tourist, Lachau is an important stop for a break on the way to visit the Iban Longhouse.
The town closes after 4pm.
The Iban people in the area would bring their wares to barter trade with the local shopkeepers.
You get your general groceries here and is usually frequented by
the local Iban people.
Iban of Kalimantan would cross over the border with wares and visit Lachau to barter trade. In return, the shopkeepers provide them a place to stay before they make their way back to Kalimantan via foot. The Kalimantan Iban would trek over 4 to 6 hours across the border by foot with the basket of wares.
Indonesia's Kalimantan border is just a 2 hour trek from Lachau and is the nearest border to Sarawak.
Some shops in Lachau are specialize in barter trading with the Iban people with good variety of goods here.
Items available are miniature sized statues of tribesmen and various animals.
They come in small, medium and large carvings and some are well
Lachau is about one and a half hours drive from Kuching
Longhouse Tour package usually stop here. Packages like the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort would also make stops here.
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