Trip code : BNAT-OT20
Trip validity : Immediate – 31st December 2017
Duration : 3 Hours
You will be greeted by your tour guide at the hotel lobby before you proceed on your journey to Mari Mari Cultural Village. Your pick up time will be at 1700hrs. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and as preparation for your time-traveling into prehistoric Borneo, you will be briefed on the Village Rules as you walk through the suspension bridge to enter Mari-Mari. You will be brought to visit the first traditional house, the Dusun tribe’s house. Here, you will witness a demonstration on the traditional way of cutting tobacco. As you exit through the back door, you will enter a hut specialized for bamboo cooking and Montoku (rice wine) processing.
Next, we will bring you to the Rungus Longhouse. Here, you will learn how to start a fire without lighters or matches and witness the villagers making ethnic bangles out of rattan.
The third house will be the Lundayeh house. Inside, be awed by a demonstration of the olden ways of producing ropes, vests, floors, walls and etc. from tree barks.
After the Lundayeh house, visit the Bajau House and observe the locals preparing Jala (local cake) and Pandan juice. Inside the house you will see a myriad of colorful materials of antique ancestral objects. At one corner, there is a decorative bridal parlor for your photo-taking pleasure.
The fifth house belongs to a headhunters’ tribe, the Murut Long House.You will be greeted by the Chief and be brought through a customary Welcoming Ceremony. Soon after, witness a demonstration on blowpipe making before going into Murut house. Inside the house, there is a built-in Lansaran (traditional trampoline-like floor) which you may dance on after they show you how to jump for a “prize”. At a corner, witness the locals as they tattoo their bodies the traditional way.
After your wonderful tour, a sumptuous meal is prepared for you at the Buffet Counter. After the meal, we will then transfer you back to your hotel.
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Suggested things to bring / wear:
Cap / hat, extra pocket money, comfortable walking shoes / sandals / slippers, casual wear, Poncho / umbrella &camera.
- Return Transportation
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- Buffet Lunch (For 10am show participants only)
- Buffet Hi – Tea (For 2pm show participants only)
- Demonstration on one of the tribe house
- Cultural Performances
- Air Fares & Tickets
- Tipping and personal expenses
- Items not mentioned in the inclusions
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