Mari Mari Cultural Village

The Mari Mari Cultural Village is situated amidst a remote forest setting in Kionsom, Inanam; away from the hustling and bustling city. Its surrounding atmosphere may faintly remind you of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Lost World’ in the Sabahan sense.

In the village, you will be introduced to various traditional homes from Sabah’s 5  major ethnic communities—the Bajau, Lundayeh, Murut, Rungus and Dusun. —which are built by descendants of the tribes which they represent.

For a more hands-on experience, check out the little huts in the village where daily routines of traditional Sabahan life come alive. Grab the chance to see blowpipe-making demonstration, fire-starting demonstration using bamboo, tattoo-making demonstration, and get an in-depth look at the mystical symbolisms behind them. Visitors will also get chance to sample Sabahan traditional delicacies from each ethnic group.

A visit to the Mari Mari Cultural Village will be a cultural excursion of a lifetime! See, taste and feel the essence of Sabah presented to you as it was and as it is.

Mari Mari!!

Mari Mari Cultural Village

Things to bring / Wear:

Cap / Hat
Extra pocket money
Comfortable walking shoes / sandals / slippers
Casual wear (light clothing)
Poncho / umbrella

Optional: Camera

Entrance fee applicable.

Notice / Announcement

*The operational day and time might differ during the national Movement Control Order period. Kindly contact the centre.*


Product Contact

Traverse Tours Sdn Bhd
Unit No 132, Block S,
Alamesra Plaza Utama Phase 3,
Sulaman Coastal Highway,
88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Article last reviewed: June 21, 2021

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