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Mari Mari Cultural Village ( session : 10.00am) (Min 6 pax)
For those with pick-up transfer, timing to be advise according to which hotel.
✧Upon arrival, you will be greeted and be briefed of the village rules which is a must for your preparation in entering the village, experiencing the pre-historic Borneo as it was. You will be lead by a guide as you walk over a suspension bridge to enter the village.
✧As you enter the village, you will be guided to visit the Dusun house. Here, you will gain knowledge as they brief you on the tools / items that were used during the old days as well as the materials of the house itself. Upon reaching the exit through the back door, you will enter a hut that is specialized for bamboo cooking and Montoku (distilled rice wine) processing.
✧Be awed with the creativity of the olden people in starting a fire without the need of matches/lighters in the second house we will guide you to, The Rungus Longhouse.
✧As you reached the third house, be amazed on how the Lundayeh tribe produced ropes, vests, floors, walls and etc. using the tree barks.
✧Proceeding to the fourth house (Bajau House), you will get to watch the locals prepare Kuih Jala (local cake) and Pandan juice. Inside, you will see countless of colourful ancestral antiques objects. A decorative bridal parlour is placed at one corner for your photo-taking enjoyment.
✧The Murut Longhouse which belongs to the headhunters’ tribe is the fifth house you will visit. You will be greeted by the Chief and go through a customary Welcome Ceremony. Upon entering the front yard, you will see a blowpipe demonstration and get the chance to try it yourself and you will proceed to enter the house. Inside, there is a built-in Lansaran where they will show you how to jump on it to reach for the “prize”. At the corner of the house there’s a demonstration on local cigarette (kirai) making and you may enjoy a puff or two. On another corner, you will see the olden tools for body-tattoo purpose and may have a glimpse on the locals tattooing their own bodies. If you wish, you may get to have your own body tattooed.
✧We are almost at the end of the journey but before we end, you will be entertained by our own staff in the performance hall for the Cultural Dances. Afterwards, you will be led to the dining hall where you can enjoy the lavish meals prepared by our local chef.
✧Before heading back to your respective homes, you might want to browse our souvenir shop for our local handmade products for your memoir keepsake.
Package Includes: With or without transfer, English speaking guide, meals, house tour with demo activities and performances.
THINGS TO BRING / WEAR : OPTIONAL
* Cap / Hat * Camera
* Extra pocket money
* Comfortable walking shoes / sandals / slippers
* Casual wear (light clothing)
* Poncho / Umbrella