Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village from Kota Kinabalu

Learn about traditional Sabahan life and the daily routines of Borneo’s ethnic groups at the Mari Mari Cultural Village. Watch a variety of demonstrations including blowpipe making, fire starting, and tattooing. Eat Sabahan delicacies during a buffet lunch and enjoy some wine tasting. You're accompanied by your guide to this open-air museum, with hotel transport by minivan from Kota Kinabalu.

Choose from Tour Option   09:00 am / 1:00 pm / 5:00 pm.

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  • What's included :
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Buffet lunch for 9 am session
    • Hi Tea for 1 pm session
    • Buffet Diner for 5 pm session.
    • Entry/Admission - Mari Mari Cultural Village
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses
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    Stop At: Mari Mari Cultural Village, Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

    Mari Mari Cultural Village is located deep in the countryside away from the city. The village operates a museum that preserves Borneo's ethnic cultures. it aims to share the knowledge , history , culture and tradition of Borneo with you so it it not forgotten.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sabah, Sabah

    The Kadazandusun of Sabah are traditionally paddy cultivators. While those living in the hills and and further inland cultivate dry paddy, the inhabitants of coastal plains and valley grow the wet variety.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sabah, Sabah

    A Rungus Longhouse is made up of 7 to 15 family apartments. Traditional longhouse house is build from wood, bamboo and atap (palm leaves). To avoid flood and wildlife such as snake, the house is lift off the ground by stilts made of hard wood such as bogil, belian ironwood, mangrove wood and manzalangan. The roof is dry palm leaves of sago or nipah and needs to be replaced every 3 to 5 years.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sabah, Sabah

    Lun Bawang people are traditionally agriculturalists , rearing poultry , pigs and buffaloes. Lun Bawang are also known to be hunters & fishermen. Meat & Fish are brined or pickled using salt and is stored in hallow bamboo stalks for a duration of a month. Meat & Fish are also preserve by smoking. Salt is obtain from evaporating brine from salt springs.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sabah, Sabah

    Bajau are commonly known to westerners as Sea Gypsies. Originally seafarers, their are now two distinct groupsEast Coast Bajau & West Coast Bajau. The west coast Bajau has settle down and learn the art of farming & cattle rearing. Their skills in horsemanship is very known locally. They are the famous cowboys of Sabah. The east coast Bajau however still live i traditional ways. Fishing is their main activities and some are still nomadic boat dwellers. The Bajau are skilled fishermen.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sabah, Sabah

    The Murut were the last of Sabah ethnic group to renounce headhunting. The Murut were shifting cultivators or hill paddy & tapioca , supplementing their diet with blowpipe hunting and with some fishing. They live in communal longhouses usually near rivers , using the rivers as their highways.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Infants are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking required
    • No refunds for cancellation received within 24 hours' notice
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Please bring your own sanitizer
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Magunatip Holidays Sdn Bhd

Activity ID: V-11036P28

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