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Mari Mari Cultural Village

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 13-881 4921
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Half-Day Visit to Borneo Traditional Living Mari Mari Cultural Village
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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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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 13-881 4921
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the guided explanation of all the tribes of Malaysia. Even had the opportunity to try traditional foods and drinks. Don’t miss out on trying worth the experience. The jala biscuits or wafer thing sooo yummy. You can buy at the markets really nice...More

Thank Carla Paola J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic insight into the history and culture of this beautiful place. A must see for anyone travelling to Kota Kinabalu.

Thank Tanya C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Recommend place to go .. I learn so many things about other cultures. Staffs very friendly . my trip to mari mari culture last year on February . i still can remember all the memories. I love the henna tattoos . its so fun.. Thank...More

Thank I'celLa IsaBell... I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an afternoon at this attraction and found it a worthwhile visit. It was interesting to learn about the local ethnic tribes which make up the state of Sabah as well as experience the life dancing entertainment at the end. Lunch was also served to...More

Thank Jason N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of four (two sons aged eight and eleven) visited Mari Mari Cultural Village for a morning tour recently. It was very well organised, interesting and the dance performance at the end spectacular. The staff seemed genuinely interested that we have an enjoyable and...More

Thank amanda2933
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through the Mari Mari cultural village with the local guides was perfect. Whilst some of the practices are no longer as prevalent as they once were, the guides are all locals whose families are living or have lived in this way at one time...More

Thank M W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really good tour. The company picked us up from our ship and drove to the village (15-20 min drive). We had a 4 hour tour of the village and included some really interesting activities and local food tasting. The tour guide was...More

Thank brumreviewer2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a half day here and loved it! The people were wonderful as was the performance at the end. The place is very well set out and was so interesting learning and seeing first hand the culture and traditional practices of 5 of the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family with a 17 year old. We enjoyed this experience, our guide was funny and had a lot of knowledge. The lunch was good value and tasty. Would def recommend.

Thank Br00kesy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

20 minutes drive from our hotel. RM98 for entrance fee (own transportation) and lunch is included for 10am session. Thanks to Mr. Arif our in-house tour guide for the explanation. Despite the raining day, we finished the tour with happy tummy (great food).

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Hannan A
20 November 2017|
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Response from Trevor L | Reviewed this property |
I just walked in but I would suggest at least calling to check
4 November 2017|
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Response from MM4749 | Reviewed this property |
It is easy to get there. But if you're taking a taxi or an Uber, you might have a harder time getting a ride back when the tour is over. You just have to make sure that you have a ride available for you to return in advance... More
27 December 2016|
Response from Riverbug | Property representative |
Hi nurazrin roslan Mari-Mari Cultural Village have 3 session Morning 10:00 AM Afternoon 2:00 PM Evening 6:00 PM