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“Loads to see”
Review of Sabah State Museum

Sabah State Museum
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$28.20*
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Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Sandakan, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loads to see”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

They have a great variety of interesting things.
There is a beautiful cultural village with lake in the middle. The seeting is so tranquil that you can easily forget the time
Must see

Visited August 2013
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lincolnshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

The museum is caught in the 1960s when it opened. The displays are badly lit and not very interesting. A waste of a taxi fare.

Visited August 2013
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Busselton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Heritage Village and Museum well worth a visit”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We found this village mentioned in the local papers delivered to our hotel room and visited for a morning. Great way to see how the inhabitants live/d. Entry fee is minimal and you are free to walk around at your leisure. We didn't allow enough time (our taxi was to return in 1 hour). I could certainly has spent 2 to 3 hours walking around the village and some time inside the actual museum. This complex was close to our hotel (Magellan) so transport isn't an issue. The hotel staff didn't know anything about this place - they just wanted to sell us the cultural tour. We much preferred to do our own 'thing' and explore. Allow plenty of time to have a good look

Visited August 2013
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Karratha, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good if you've got a couple of hours to kill.”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

I went here while waiting to catch my afternoon flight. I found it modern and clean with good displays. Photos aren't allowed in the main hall, but there is some interesting stuff, particularly about the headhunters. Lots of artefacts, Natural History, WW2 and early Sabah history. There is a mock village outside, a bouncy suspension bridge and nice gardens to walk through. I nabbed a taxi that was waiting to take someone else back to the city, which was lucky because I think you could get stuck. Entry fee is about five Aussie dollars, which is ok, but the souvenir shop is expensive.

Visited July 2013
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Bandung,Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
“Malayan history and heritage, headhunters history”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Worth to spend a few hours in this Museum,a bit far from city center,can take a taxi,or city tour arrangements ( Bas Persiaran).Kinabalu's history was well presented,along with AV room, artifacs,photos and diorama.The coolest thing in here was the history if the headhunters,complete with the real skulls,weapons to caputate enemy heads of the original Kadazandusun settlers.

Visited June 2013
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