Mari Mari Cultural Village

Cultural & Theme Tours in Kota Kinabalu

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The village is located at Kionsom, Inanam about 25 minutes away from the city. Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, you will be ushered to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicities 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 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. 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 Polod tree – you will learn the steps of making fire without the help of a lighter), tattoo-making (and its symbolisms), try their traditional food and etc.
The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and overarched by wild blue skies.Traditional huts sprout along the village with each tribe house offering a unique display of culture, folklore and lifestyle practices through interactive demonstrations for the whole family to participate in.From blow-pipe shooting to rice-wine tasting, there's plenty to be thrilled about for the culturally-inclined. Besides sampling traditional treats that stood the test of time, grab the chance to witness a unique method of cutting tree barks into making traditional warrior vests. And if you're feeling rather frisky, jump for a “prize” on a built-in 'Lansaran', a traditional trampoline-like floor located in one of the tribe houses.You'll be given a chance to tap into Borneo's cultural pulse through a live ethnic dance performance. Literally dip your toes in the ancient 'Magunatip' bamboo-dance belonging to the Murut Tribe.And to finally seal your enthusiasm for a local experience, a buffet spread consisting of exotic cuisines that are synonymous with Sabah's cultural identity.Transfer back to your Hotel.

What’s included

  • Meal
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Gratuities