Majority of the population are still living in the villages we called "kampung". What is very unique about the kampung click here for a list is that it is almost govern by its own chief and his assistants. Each kampung has it own JKKK - in English literally means The Council for the well-being of the kampung folks.
The majority of the population are bidayuhs (pronounce as bidayeh) - literally means the people of the land. The Serian bidayuhs have their own distinct dialect known as the Bukar-sadong Bidayuh. It is quite amazing to note here that the bidayuhs from Serian District will not be able to communicate to their fellow bidayuhs, say, from Bau-Lundu or from Siburan-Padawan areas! And vice versa.
Here are some examples of the differences in the various dialects as translated from English and Malay.