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Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village from Kota Kinabalu
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Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour from Kota Kinabalu
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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
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"dance performance"
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"bamboo dance"
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"morning tour"
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"different cultures"
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"long houses"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On a cruise, we found we were stuck in Kota Kinabalu for an extra day because of bad weather at our next port of call. We decided to do our own tour to the Mari Mari village. We took a taxi from the port, after...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The staff was amazing, they all spoke English very well. Charles was absolutely incredible and is even Dusun himself. He gave a great description of the history and culture of each of the different head hunting tribes that are native to this region of the...More

Thank HuntCon
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I really enjoyed our visit here.We booked through their website and they picked us up promptly from our hotel. We met friendly people from all over on the tour. Our tour guide was fantastic, she was very funny and made sure everyone...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our morning here. An outstanding guide who was very knowledgable and engaging, great interactive activities, lots of yummy samples of traditional food, all before a great show of traditional dance and a good lunch. Highly recommend heading here if you are in...More

Thank HayleyMT
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an incredible experience. The guide is amazing you get to sample all the local food, wine, whisky and even honey. It has great chances to interact with the cultures and activities present. It is set up as a living museum not as a tourist...More

Thank Cassandra S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must in KK. Such an interesting look into Sabah’s early tribal history. Short bus trip to this great attraction.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting concept making a village to show representations of scattered tribes. Some interesting information and demonstrations. Hygiene is a problem with the samples of drinks being offered to guests being just rinsed in the local water and then reused. The cultural show is as expected....More

Thank Sinfathisar
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Riverbug, Web Marketing at Mari Mari Cultural Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive feedback.Hope to see u again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great trip well worth the visit. 5 cultural traditions shown on this excursion which is interactive and fun for all. Nice food included too

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Riverbug, Web Marketing at Mari Mari Cultural Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive feedback.Hope to see u again!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 4 of decided to do this to pass a morning away,very pleased we did. grab taxi from KK cost 16MR to get there, 98 MR each to get in including lunch 37 MR for Uber back. Very good guide and I would...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to Sarawak Culture Village just couple of years ago and though this is more or less the same. However, we are glad to visit this site as it provide more indept experience on the native of Sabah. I belived many tourist like...More

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Riverbug, Web Marketing at Mari Mari Cultural Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive feedback.Hope to see u again!

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Kelson L
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Riverbug | Property representative |
hi, yes we have in house guide for walk in customer but to make thing smoother we recommend that you make phone booking to avoid any problem tel:+60138814921
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Hannan A
November 20, 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
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November 4, 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
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