Cultural Villages in Sabah
Visiting Sabah cultural village is one of the highlights of tourists, included in Sabah attractions you wouldn’t want to miss. While many people go for Sabah diving or Sabah island hopping, those who choose the more cultural side of Sabah never regretted it.
Monsopiad Cultural Village Sabah is located in the state capital of Kota Kinabalu, and it houses a museum dedicated for Monsopiad. For RM 65 for adults and RM 25 for children, international tourists can tour the traditional place and enjoy the cultural shows, among other inclusions. The place closes at 5pm, so you better get there early.
Another popular option is Mari-Mari Cultural Village Sabah. However, you have to join a guided tour because no walk-ins are allowed. This village is composed of several ethnic communities, like the Bajau and Lundayeh. Everyone can also look at how traditional blowpipe-making, fire-starting, and tattoo-making are done.
The Non-cultural Side of Sabah
The two cultural immersions are definitely an educational experience; however, if you aren’t interested in that kind of trip, then maybe the popular waters of Sabah is more your style. In this case, you cannot forego Sabah diving at Sipadan, because they have some of the best diving spots in Malaysia. Stay at a Sipadan Inn 2 at Sipadan. The Manukan island resort at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park offers many types of water sports, and has remarkable marine life, so be sure to visit it as well.
One other place you shouldn’t forget is the Maliau basin, Sabah’s Lost World. This conservation area boasts of a very diverse rainforest and wildlife, with majestic falls that will marvel every tourist. The experience everybody gets here is unique, because it is not always that tourists see such raw nature. This Sabah “basin” should definitely be listed in your itinerary.
A week in Sabah will already give you a contradicting but adventurous vacation. And whether or not you’re from Malaysia, the experience will be unforgettable.
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