What is Mari Mari Cultural Village?
Mari Mari Cultural Village tour is located deep in the countryside about 25 minutes away from the modern and developing Kota Kinabalu city. The village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo ethnic culture. It aims to share the knowledge, history, culture, and tradition of Borneo with you so that it is not forgotten. The tour offers you the opportunity to see and experience the culture and lifestyle of how the indigenous ethnic groups of Borneo used to live in the olden days when electricity had not yet been introduced in their land. The village features 5 different ethnic tribes in one village. They are the rice farmer Kadazan-Dusun, the longhouse resident Rungus, the hunters and fisherman Lundayeh, the cowboy and sea gypsey Bajau, and the famously feared headhunting tribe Murut.
5 reasons why we recommend visiting Mari Mari Cultural Village
1. You get to immerse yourself in quiet tranquil nature.
Escape your normal daily routine and immerse yourself in a quiet and tranquil nature away from the hustle and bustle big city, you will feel as if you were brought back in prehistoric time surrounded by tall trees and the silence of the rainforest. Take a moment to savour and appreciate the sound, smell, and sight of nature.
2. You get to have fun and be enriched in new found knowledge.
Your friendly in-house guides are descendants of among the 5 tribes in the village and will be more than happy to share stories with you of how their great ancestors used to live and what their spiritual beliefs living in the jungle were. You’ll also get the opportunity to participate and experience in a few of the demonstrations such as blowing the Murut blowpipe weapon and many more light and easy activities!
3. You get 5 different tribes in 1 village.
You are guided to each different tribe houses and learn about their different lifestyle, culture, and history. You get a fun and educational experience: see first hand how these tribes...