We took a tour by Borneo Footprints to the Rungus Longhouse and Tip of Borneo in August. It was all very intersting and the Rungus people are very good hosts and can't do enough for you. The Longhouse itself is of the original type on high stilts and slatted bamboo flooring. This works very well to keep it cool. They put on a culteral show in the evening for entertainment and the performers all came to talk about it at the end. The lady that played the nose -flute was particularly intersting as she was old enough to remember the old ways. The kids who put on an excellent performance were doing what they had been trained to do by their grandparents rather than doing something that was still occuring regulary but were nevertheless very good. The food was traditional though and very different from anything we had elsewhere in Borneo. If you can get to go with Walter from Borneo Footprint tours you should. He is extremely informative and makes evrything come alive.
- Also Known As:
- Rungus Longhouse Kudat, Sabah