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“Interesting, educational and good fun”

Mari Mari Cultural Village
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$33.72*
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Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village from Kota...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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...
Reviewed July 23, 2013

It might be slightly cheesy but all in all myself and my 20yo daughter really enjoyed the hands on experience and interesting facts about the the old cultures.
We went in the evening to beat the heat and humidity.

2  Thank Wandering_Ozzie
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Varies tribe to be seen. Fantastic experience, Awesome Culture.
Reasonable price, worth it anyway. the scenery and the village condition completely different in every session. Must go for the night session which is start at 6PM. Can fell the real village come alive. Shocking welcome from the HEADHUNTER! extra-ordinary. The Trampoline make feel adrenaline. Super! Must Come and visit Mari-Mari Cultural Village.

Thank TYHBorneoTOurs
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

It is located in a remote forest setting in Kionsom. Quite useful for learning about local culture, if you're into that sort of thing.

Thank GerraniumHongKong
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We took a bunch of teenage boys to Mari Mari and it was a fantastic experience for all. The boys got involved in the activities and loved sampling the tribal food, trying the traditional trampoline and even tried their hand at using the blowpipes. The dances at the end were great too and several tied to match the warriors with their deft and energetic skills. Lunch was not as impressive as it could have been for the entry price but our hungry boys thought it was adequate. A great day for all.

Thank Merrijiggers
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We loved this activity on our recent trip to Sabah. It is truly interactive and fun. They have set it up well and we learnt a lot. the children got right into all the activities. The food at the end was mass produced so not as nice as what we had in the villages around the country.

Thank lindar_11
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