Traditionally, the Rungus people live in longhouses built on stilts, but the shift to modern-day living has meant that the sight of such longhouses are getting more rare.

Explore Kudat and the culture that Kudat is known for. Situated in a valley about 41 kilometres south of Kudat town and 98 kilometres or two and a half hours drive from KK City , the majority residing in Kudat are mainly from the Rungus ethnicity and this little town is known for bead making as well as gong making. 

The Rungus community are known for their communal lifestyle, living in longhouses with more than 10 families living under one roof. The longhouse is furnished with locally sourced materials, such as rumbia leaves and bamboo stems. The living hall is elongated and you will see musical instruments and other traditional items placed around the hall. 

When visiting Kg. Bavanggazo, you will see and experience for yourself the way the Rungus people live daily. But to truly immerse yourself in Rungus culture, it is recommended to spend a night or two at this Kampung. Prior arrangements is required.

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Further Contact

Kg. Bavanggazo Rungus Longhouse 
Contact: +6019 532 4288 (Herodis Maranjak)

Last reviewed: March 12, 2021