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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We visited on the spur of the moment in time for the noon show. Very good with audience participation and a cup of tea. Taken to the house of skulls,tried our hand at blow pipes and slingshot and learnt all about the village and traditions .Great guide spoke excellent English Kelvin.Our taxi driver waited for us, not sure how we would have got back to city otherwise.A must try the suspension bridge. Fortunately we weren't bothered by mosses.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Willatts
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is the place to hear and see the Monsopiad Warrior. You can hear the story of the Monsopiad, see the House of Skull (where the hang the skulls of their enemies).
Also you can see how they live in tradtionional way. You could try their fermented drinks, using a blow pipe-arrow, catapult, and lear how to make fire.
It is better to check the schedule of the show first, because sometimes they changed the schedule if a big groups are coming.
Use long sleeve and pants, or at least use mosquito repellent, because there are so many mosquitos...

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank MartinLeman
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

On the positive side: Considering that this Village is very basic it still provided an overview of village life. The young people employed here were willing to share the history & explain traditional ways of life. We enjoyed the traditional dancing which was very colourful & the tour showing us traditional facets of daily living. The Museum across the road from the village was fascinating with documentation of the life of a head-hunter.
In visiting villages like this we have to be aware that they do not have bucket loads of money to update their establishment....so yes, for some people they would find it disappointing, but we as tourists need to support them to get places like these recognised & hopefully funding from their government & the tourist industry within their own country will support them.
In the village there is a small gift shop with interesting souvenirs.

On the negative side: Parking for buses, cars is a problem & this may need to be addressed.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank travella2016
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

The idea of this village is good but certainly not enough about Monsopiad himself.
The village is very similar to Mari Mari Cultural Village, which is far superior and much more worth the time and cost
I felt that my time was wasted here because I had been to see Mari Mari the day before.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Ray K
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Went to experience the culture of borneo which i did although the experience could have been better. The entrance fee should be more reasonable and more parking spots are needed

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank marilyne2375
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