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Address: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 13-881 4921
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The village is located about 25 minutes away from the city. The journey...

The village is located about 25 minutes away from the city. The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and over arched by wild blue skies. In the village, the colors of cultural diversity are not an issue but rather our pride, where you can savor the soul of Sabah.

Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, you will be ushered to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicity of Sabah. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the village lends to its magical prowess of taking you back in time.

Not only does this village portray these tribes (5 tribes) through the architectural genius of their traditional houses, but also through a range of simulated lives of the olden epoch by the residents of the village.

Acquaint yourself with each tribe as they let you come into their house and their simple yet intricate lives. As you traverse the village, you will find demonstration huts along the main houses in which daily activities of old times come into life. For example, the making of blowpipe, starting a fire (from bamboo), tattoo-making (and its symbolisms) and etc. By the end of your journey into the past, you have been given a setting for you to see, hear, taste and feel the uniqueness of what Sabah truly is. An unforgettable encounter of our Sabahan homeland... AS IT IS... AS IT WAS...

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Native Borneo in a nutshell

Great tour highlighting all the traditional tribes and customs of Borneo (Sabah) and a great education with practical demonstrations in cooking, fire lighting, hunting and ways of... read more

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great tour highlighting all the traditional tribes and customs of Borneo (Sabah) and a great education with practical demonstrations in cooking, fire lighting, hunting and ways of living! Our tour guide Dexter did a great job and his English was excellent! The cultural show was a little bit 'amateur' as there were times the performers seemed to be waiting for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting place to get to know about Sabah Traditional Culture. How they made fire, also their traditional food, and dance.. really love it. Their lunch package was also delicious...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was very educational, gotta learn about the different cultures of different villages. Not only that, I get to taste honey and a few different types of rice wine. It was truly a very interesting experience. Do take note of the timings - 10am, 2pm and 6pm slot. It's about 45 mins drive from the city area but do go... More 

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Thank Ming H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great experience to understand & learn about the cultures of different tribes in Sabah. It's so informative & interactive too. My partner- a foreigner enjoyed it so much! Our tour guard - stella (I think that's her name) has great sense of humor which made this entire visit more enjoyable. Absolutely recommended to everyone!

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Thank Irishia
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went as a family (3 children of below 12 years, 2 teens and a grandmother tagging along). Interesting to be able to experience the cultures presented to us. we were grouped, assigned a guide and that was a bonus. also given the opportunity to experience important points of the things you visited there. Enjoyed that as well. Worth for... More 

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Thank LilyPenang
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good day trip. Usally don't go on operated trips but it's the only way you can get into the village. Good to see people working there actually were tribe members. Tour guide was knowledgeable and was able to answer any question asked of her. You can get quite involved to and try out the blow darts and traditional trampoline

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Thank John C
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to say it's a very good choice if you go with your children or aged parents. It's not big area but with various stylish houses, full of diverse culture, such as food, marriage, living, hunting, burial... You can see a one-hour show and try your best to join in the activities and feel fun. Besides, the free lunch... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am for one not a typical culture buff, but came away quite glad that our family took the time to visit this. The 1.5 hour visit removed my ignorance of the background of great many people which made up Sabah. Great appreciation to our guide who made the tour such fun. Thank you Mari Mari!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This village is the perfect showcase of Sabahan culture and its indigenous people. You get to learn about the different cultures and to appreciate what makes Malaysia so uniquely different. The village is well laid out and not to difficult to move around. Definitely a MUST visit product.

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Thank Mei L
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one good place where one can catch a glimpse of the 5 major tribes in Sabah, The Land Below The Wind. There are many small details that one can learn from this visit to Mari Mari Cultural Village. The way the Rungus tribe make fire sure beats the other primitive ways i.e. hand drill, flint & steel, bow... More 

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