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Mari Mari Cultural Village

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 13-881 4921
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 13-881 4921
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were picked up from our apartment on schedule. Awang, our friendly host, briefed us what is in store for us before we headed into the Village. A leader was appointed from our group and he/she must answer some questions before entering the most feared...More

Thank occassiona
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This culture village must be visited.It is very intetesting because a lot of history content inside this culture village.After visiting this village I just know why the tribes in Sabah practising beheaded and also keeping the victim's scull in their long houses. It is really...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here on a group tour and it was really good. We learnt about the 5 main tribes in Borneo, how they live, the houses they love in. What they cook and how they make it. You also get to try some of the...More

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All staffs were nice especially our guide Ronald and Britney was explaining very well about each tribe's culture, included-dinner was good and the performance show was very amusing!!! It was good to learn about Sabah tribes culture.

Thank Inji K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are introduced to five different local cultures each interesting in their own way. The people were very friendly and appeared to really enjoy sharing their history with you

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was good for the friends to see the different ethnic cultures . It has a good spread of native cusine n please bring mosquiti repellent esp going in the evening

Thank Kohinoor K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Mari Mari village for family trip and had a wonderful time. Our guide was Michael (sweetchilli??) and he was awesome. He brought us to a cultural festival afterwards which was a blast. Sooooooo much fun. They provide much to see, eat, drink,...More

Thank Heekyung L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mari Mari Cultural Village (MariMari - meaning come, come!) is a unique way to get to know a bit of Malaysia's 5 different tribes and their culture, how they lived in their time using only very minimal tools and also showed some of their different...More

Thank IamJonaGee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a little touristy but we did expect that and went with the view that it is a living museum rather than an authentic village. However it was great to see this culture being celebrated and kept alive with such enthusiasm. The only thing...More

Thank 13Nic13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place , hanging bridge , tasting of food/rice wine. Cultural dance and show. Worth going

Thank maxisjoe
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how long the mari-mari does operated?
26 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
Can I visit it on my own and not with a tour guide. I cant find the info if fees were charged.
6 September 2016|
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Response from Russex1982 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure the guide was included in the entrance fee, so the same price either way. Without the guide to tell you about the differences between the tribes & the culture, the visit would be very short & not very... More
I will be in Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia in 3 weeks time and would like to visit a cultural village - should I visit Mari Mari Cultural Village OR Monsopiad Cultural Village? OR is there yet another which is better?
8 May 2016|
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Response from Trevor G | Reviewed this property |
I have not been to Monsopiad Cultural Village on either of my visits to KK. I have been to the Mari Mari village and as everyone has said it is very much geared at the tourist. Based on my experience there I would suggest... More