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Sabah State Museum

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Address: Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
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6 088-253199
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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I was amazed by the transformation of the old, dusty museum into this much more engaging venue that held the attention of the many Malaysian visitors. Information was well... read more

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was amazed by the transformation of the old, dusty museum into this much more engaging venue that held the attention of the many Malaysian visitors. Information was well presented and the use of historical film excellent. The book section of the museum shop was still of the highest quality with a manager who knew her stock and was willing... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the museum looks massive but is half full of a whale skeleton. it wasnt very well lit which was dissapointing because the collection inside was very interesting. outside the gardens were lovely and the car park is full of old european cars which took me back to the 60s

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum where you can see and read the history about Sabah and their culture. Just Rm2 for citizen and forgot the price for non-citizen. Accessing to this museum is not easy and i guess need an own transport to come here.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you have a spare hour or two, this low profile museum is an interesting visit. It's not big but very friendly and it has some interesting pieces. Especially the ceramic part. You can also see some hunted heads here and lots of information about the different tribes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum but very informative and educational. Great AC to have an escape on hot muggy days.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Nothing like a peek into history and what a better place then to visit this only museum in Kota kinabalu. A good place to collect glimpses into the past and appreciating the historical background of this state and the people living within it in the past & present. Many artifacts to bring to life the older days and things which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A taste of some history, biology and ethnic treasures of Sabah. This is not a huge museum and it isn't a modern interactive Museum, but it is a sample of, the country. The best part is the village of houses from the different etnic groups down in the valley. There os usially little breze down there so take some water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We wanted to learn more of the history of Sabah and spent nearly 2hrs looking around the museum. While some of the attractions have no explaination in English, many do and I think many of the newer exhibitors have English descriptions. There are different sections to the museum, from historical fashion, rice farming, head hunting, natural science and even a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Sabah is a State of Malaysia, sharing the Island of Borneo with two other Nations - Indonesia and the Philipines. We travelled to the Sabah State Museum with little knowledge of the area. The Museum is situated within the States Capital of Kota Kinabalu. It is a fascinating venue with lots of information about the history, culture and customs of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

What a day with my kids!! It was an amazing experience to learn about Sabah it's tradition and history. I thought it would be boring but it had so much to do and see. Especially out doors the walk down to the pond with the traditional houses they use to live in totally enjoyed every minuet. You need a taxi... More 

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