Borneo Cultural Village

Borneo Cultural Village

Borneo Cultural Village is located in the village of Manggis, Papar District. It is a living museum, which gives an idea of the ethnic groups of Sabah, their way of life, traditions, ethnic food, entertainment and dancing.

Almost all ethnic groups were pagans, superstition played a huge role in their lives, but today they are remembered Christianity, but the culture of shamans still survives to this day. You will have the opportunity to visit the hut of 7 ethnic groups that are built from bamboo, palm leaf, to get acquainted with native plants and fruit trees, which are used in food and even see crocodiles, boas, turtles and an owl.

Tour of the village is the local Aborigines, who carried you to all the houses, tell customs, they will teach you to light a fire with a bamboo stick, will treat you to local fornication, which include delicacies such as sago worms with rice wine, hinava – raw fish marinated in chili, lime and onion. You will learn how to shoot from an air weapon with arrows.

At the end of the tour will Repose ethnic dances, where you can also take part. Especially popular bamboo dance.

In conclusion, traditional lunch.

Tour Description

  1. The excursion starts from the suspension bridge.
  2. The first house – the house Papar. This group is engaged in agriculture and fisherman. The houses are built on stilts to protect homes from flooding. Here you will taste: hinavu, rice coffee and dessert of coconut.
  3. The second house – a house Brunei This ethical group came from Brunei. They stand their homes by the sea or near rivers. Features of the house is that there is only a separate bedroom for my daughter. The rest of the family slept in the living room.
  4. The third house – Chinese House. This is the only home has an altar and a bathroom. It can be said that civilization is already visible! Here you will be served tea in deference – a cat’s whiskers.
  5. Fourth House – Penang House. Living near Kota Kinabalu, grow rice.
  6. Fifth House – House Murut. Known as bounty hunters. They lived in long houses, each family had a private room and the whole village had a total long corridor, a gathering during the holidays and received visitors.
  7. In the middle of the long house is Lansaran – a springboard for games. For ceiling hung prizes and hunters had to bend down to the ceiling and get a prize. You can see a demonstration of themselves and try to weigh down on the trampoline! It is not easy !!!
  8. Sixth House – Bhajan house. This former Philippine pirates who circled around the island of Borneo and took captive the local Aboriginal people, who then tried to slavery. On the territory of Sabah they settled on the sea, they are called – gypsies of the sea. Another part of the pirates settled on the island and was known as cowboys east, because they were engaged in horse breeding. This group is Muslim.
  9. Seventh House – Tidung. Resides this ethnic group in the north east Kalimantan. These tribes also live on the islands of Indonesia and mainland Malaysia. They have a relationship with the Murut ethnic group. Once even it had Tidung Kingdom. They adopted Islam in the 18th century, and even have their own Arabic script. Here you will be shown and taught to light a fire with a stick of bamboo and bamboo Sukhov chips.
  10. Start of: 10 and 11:00 am