Immerse yourself in the various cultures of Sabah through the Mari-Mari Cultural Village Tour.
Break away from the noise and pollution of the city and immerse yourself in something off the beaten track. A melting pot of various cultures, Sabah presents the ideal destination to experience unique ways of life and their respective traditions. Turn your adventurous vibes up a notch and explore Mari Mari Cultural Village located 25 minutes shy of the city. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by friendly tribesmen and the chief in accordance with local customs.
You will be briefed on the village rules before crossing a suspension bridge to enter the village. Your tour will take you around to all the unique homes built by the descendants of different ethnicities, each representing distinctive cultural elements passed down for generations. These comprise of a Dusun tribal house, a Lundayeh house, a Murut Longhouse and a Bajau house. Prepare to learn new skills such as making fire using traditional means and observing the production of local snacks, ropes, vests, floors and blowpipes.
One of the biggest highlights would be a visit to the longhouse whose tribe was once headhunters back in the day. You might discover a bounce in your step as the floor has a built-in Lansaran which is a trampoline-like floor. Enjoy numerous cultural performances by staff members followed by a quick stop at the souvenir shop for you to pick up something nice for the people at home.