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The residents of Kapit Division are predominantly Iban and Orang Ulu (upriver communities of Kayan and Kenyah). The ethnic mix in this division is as varied as it is elsewhere in Sarawak with communities of Chinese, Malay, Melanau and other minority ethnic groups.
The Iban and Orang Ulu tribes are scattered throughout the hinterland with many of them living in traditional longhouses. Visitors can enjoy spontaneous longhouse hospitality at its best overnight stays. Although many of the younger generations have moved into towns, the longhouses are still their ancestral homes where the inhabitants are mainly farmers who cultivate rice and a variety of crops.