Travelling to Long Semadoh is more than a trip to the paddy fields. At 3,000ft above sea level, the valley is a small settlement tucked in the highlands of Lawas, Sarawak. Here, you’ll not only get to taste some of the world’s most amazing rice but also the cultural significance behind every bite.
Langit Collective, the local enterprise that has been promoting unique and heirloom agricultural produce by smallholder farmers from East Malaysia to mass markets, has been offering such experiential trips to curious travellers.
However, instead of bringing consumers further upstream to appreciate the artistry that goes into planting and producing these quality crops, Langit Collective is now partnering Dewakan via the 50 Best for Recovery campaign to offer an immersive 4D/3N culinary experience.
Successful bidders will first spend two days discovering the culture of the Lun Bawang community, which has guarded their longstanding tradition and heritage through traditional farming. Since the olden days, their lifestyle has revolved almost around paddy cultivation, and this integral skill and knowledge has been passed down from one generation to another. You’ll also be hiking around the area and sharing a meal prepared in Lun Bawang fashion.
The experience will culminate with a special dinner prepared by Dewakan using foraged ingredients in a family styled meal under the open sky.
The 50 Best Recovery auction is a bid to raise funds for the hospitality industry that has struggled during the Covid-19 outbreak as restaurants and bars around the world were forced to shutter. The opportunity to bid for out-of-this-world gastronomic experiences donated by the world’s best F&B outlets will commence this Saturday, July 12.
Anyone donating US$10 (RM43) or higher to the programme will also be receiving a copy of 50 Best’s first-ever e-cookbook: Home Comforts: Simple Lockdown Recipes from the World’s Best Chefs and Bartenders.
For more information about the auction, see here.