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Mari Mari Cultural Village

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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About Mari Mari Cultural Village
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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Lim E wrote a review May 2022
14 contributions4 helpful votes
If you interested about orang asli history and culture, please do come here.Is a good choice you will not regret.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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TRAWORLD wrote a review Sep 2020
Malaysia19 contributions1 helpful vote
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𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗩𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: 10 am, 2 pm (Currently they only open on Weekend & Public Holidays) 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝗲: RM100/pax 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻: English Speaking Guide, House Tour with Demo Activities, Cultural Performance, Welcoming Drink, Meals - Lunch/Hi-tea/Dinner Mari Mari Cultural Village is located in the countryside of Kota Kinabalu and is about 35 minutes ride from the town depending on the traffic. Mari Mari Cultural Village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo's ethnic culture. The village has 5 different ethnic tribes such as the Kadazan-Dusun, Rungus, Lundayeh, Bajau, and Murut. You'll be touring around in a group with a professional guide. Along the way, you'll not only get to understand the culture, but you can also experience some of Borneo tribes' foods, drinks, and performances. I hope I didn't expose too many details, it's best for you to experience it yourselves. It is truly worth a visit for everyone. Let’s support domestic travel!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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ChesterJL wrote a review Aug 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia164 contributions78 helpful votes
Ordered my entrance pass via KLOOK. The staff re-confirm my attendance via Whatapps 48hours and explain the steps by steps what to do when I arrive at the place. I order a Grab go in, and I suggest you to get a transport or arrange with your grab driver to sent you back. The staff are really helpful - Aimi, Saiful and Martinus. Thank you! Our tour guide Saiful, he explained well about the 5 tribe with their brief history. I recommend you to Mari Mari Cultural Village.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Nom B wrote a review Mar 2020
Wandong, Australia68 contributions68 helpful votes
We did the half day tour in the morning. We were advised to do the morning as it gets very hot in the afternoon. Our guide Amir was excellent and had a great sense of humour. This is a brilliant way to learn about the history of the people and it’s very interactive as you can try different foods and participate in activities. The performance at the end was also brilliant. One of the members of our group is a Celiac and they were very accommodating in regards to that as well. A must do when in Kota Kinabalu
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Friggykeith wrote a review Mar 2020
Frigiliana, Spain197 contributions111 helpful votes
The “village” gives a half day opportunity to briefly understand the history of the many tribes who lived here and their culture. It’s not in-depth, but for an introduction, it’s well organised and informative. Our guide did a great job of keeping a very varied group entertained and informed and the various offerings of rice alcohol and cooked rice products were fine. The tour ended with a dance performance and the opportunity to participate before a light local lunch. Photographically, nice pics of the interior of their long houses are there to be had. An enjoyable morning.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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