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“Interesting Cultural Attraction” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mari Mari Cultural Village

Mari Mari Cultural Village
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US$31.34*
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Half-Day Mari-Mari Cultural Village from Kota Kinabalu
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The village is located about 25 minutes away from the city. The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and over arched by wild blue skies. In the village, the colors of cultural diversity are not an issue but rather our pride, where you can savor the soul of Sabah. Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, you will be ushered to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicity of Sabah. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the village lends to its magical prowess of taking you back in time. Not only does this village portray these tribes (5 tribes) through the architectural genius of their traditional houses, but also through a range of simulated lives of the olden epoch by the residents of the village. Acquaint yourself with each tribe as they let you come into their house and their simple yet intricate lives. As you traverse the village, you will find demonstration huts along the main houses in which daily activities of old times come into life. For example, the making of blowpipe, starting a fire (from bamboo), tattoo-making (and its symbolisms) and etc. By the end of your journey into the past, you have been given a setting for you to see, hear, taste and feel the uniqueness of what Sabah truly is. An unforgettable encounter of our Sabahan homeland... AS IT IS... AS IT WAS...
Fort Collins, Colorado
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103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Interesting Cultural Attraction”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

The cultural presentations were interesting and engaging, but the food served at lunch was very disappointing.

Visited September 2013
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  • Arabic first
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English first
Cebu Island, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“best mari mari”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

really like the dance show, and also their cultures, and yea i love they make tattoo... and guide they are friendly also.. we love to tell our friends about their cultures. they also seems like us,, make the fire from bamboo.they have 5 tribes and they let us come into their house and their simple yet intricate lives.

Visited September 2013
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Quezon City, Philippines
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Entertaining and educational...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

It's a good family activity/tour! It's worth the visit. If you plan to have the evening tour, please be there early! :)

Visited September 2013
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Keswick, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

You will learn more about the native Malaysian in the old days. Don't forget to bring an umbrella or raincoat. Good for family visiting.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mari Mari cheesy but fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Ok so it is a bit cheesy but my friend and I had a great time. Don't go expecting Disney Land style attractions and you will have a great time too. We love the participation of the evening, food was a bit disappointing, so don't go hungry!!

Visited September 2013
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