Ben Fogle's Sarawak Adventures: Longhouse Living

Ben Fogle's Sarawak Adventures: Longhouse Living

In this three minute video, we see adventurer and explorer Ben Fogle spend some time at an authentic longhouse.

Escorted by his amazingly knowledgeable guide, Rose, he savours the local brew -- a rice wine called 'Tuak' which is particularly potent; enjoys a delicious chicken meal cooked for him in 20 minutes in bamboo; tries his hand at being a blacksmith's apprentice; discovers the secrets to the blowpipes; how to make the arrows; and listens to some local musicians.

They play him some music using bamboo instruments that have been used for hundreds of years, having been passed down through the generations and played by striking, plucking, and drumming.

Overall, it is clear, as Ben points out at the end, that Longhouse living is a wonderful communal existence where all the families live together in peaceful harmony.