Welcome to Gua Longhouse Chalet blog.
Gua Longhouse Chalet was built with a dream... a dream to bring tradition nearer to you in an atmosphere which is modern and yet authentic! A dream to bring comfort living in a traditional setting.
Perhaps, it also provide a perfect venue for those once longhouse folks to rekindle the humble memories of longhouse dwelling. The chalet was set in an environment which is surrounded by greenery... ... complete with a choice of footpath that is tar sealed ... ... or traditional jungle footpath littered with dry leaves. The jungle has natural wild fruit trees which bring forth sweet aroma during the harvesting seasons... It is surrounded with "jungle" which is well maintained. It gives all visitors an opportunity to enjoy the greenery, the quietness of the surrounding. Perhaps, the only sound are from natural chirping of birds and insect. It is truly a place to escape from the busy city life to enjoy nature. Perhaps spending a weekend fishing, bird watching or strolling the jungle to relax the exhausted mind and body. Or alternatively, a clean stretch of beach is waiting for you to sweat yourself out with friends, colleagues or family members. Or just to stretch yourself out to enjoy a perfect tan under the tropical sun.
At Gua Longhouse Chalet, we have two longhouses affectionately called Rumah Panjai Iban (Iban Long House) and Dampa They were designed and built to resemble the traditional longhouses but with modern facilities and comfort. In addition, we also have a "Tree House" built on elevated ground and on stilt and would appeal to those who like the experience of "living on tree".
This chalet was built with all the details of a traditional longhouse. The "common area" of Dampa chalet. The walls are painted with traditional Iban painting. All six rooms are equipped with comfortable queen size bed with attached bathroom, a ceiling fan... ... and a wardrobe.
Rumah Panjai Iban
This seven (7) room luxury chalet is equipped with individual air conditioner. The main entrance is built to the exact details of a traditional Iban long house.
Upon entry to the long house, a wide and traditional ruai (communal veranda) greets you! This is where all longhouse communal activities happen! It was decorated wall-to-wall as if you have entered a longhouse in the ulu. In this large communal veranda, you may hold various activities during your stay. The communal veranda leads to individual "door" or room. Each room is equipped with comfortable queen size bed, attached bathroom and individual air-conditioner. Outside the chalet, we specifically design the common rest area where you may enjoy a cup of cool drink, enjoy the nature, hearing the birds or insects singing their melody ...
Tree top chalet
The Maligai chalet is a single room facility with complete privacy to all the others.
The room is equipped with air conditioner and a comfortable queen size bed. The dining area.
Food is never a problem at the chalet as it is equipped with a fully functional kitchen to cater for all your needs.
Gua Longhouse Chalet is situated near the main road of the new coastal Miri-Bintulu road. To reach there, there are a few options:
1. By bus number 13 to Kampong Bakam. This bus is from the bus station behind Park Hotel or opposit Tamu Muhibah;
2. By car, drive along the coastal Miri-Bintulu road.
3. Call for a personal pickup
As you travel from Miri to the chalet, you will come across the following main landmarks just before the Chalet. SK Kampong Bakam, Miri, on the left. 200 meter further on the right is Tamu Kampong Bakam. Another 200 meter further down the road on the left, the Gua Longhouse Chalet ... ... signboard is display prominently.