Mari Mari Cultural Village

Situated in remote forest area of Inanam, away from the hustle bustle of the city is a not-to-be-missed tourist attraction of KK- the Mari Mari Cultural Village. This cultural village is sort of museum which showcases and preserves the ethnic tribal culture of Borneo. The knowledge, culture, history, practices, food and tradition of Borneo that it shares with its visitors is bound to become an experience of lifetime for everyone who is here.

Mari Mari Cultural Village

What to see at the Mari Mari Cultural Village

Visitors are picked up one hour prior to their scheduled time and dropped at the entrance where they are guided about the dos and don’ts at the village. A welcome by Murut tribe is followed by the guided tour. The guides found here are actually the descendants of the five tribes:

  1. Kadazan-Dusun– the rice farmers
  2. Lundayeh– the hunters and fishermen
  3. Rungus– residents of longhouse
  4. Bajau– sea gypsies and cowboy
  5. Murut– the famous headhunters

The village has something interesting for everyone in the family and is a great way to encourage as well as protect the slowly fading culture, tradition and history of the tribes.

The tour includes visit to the traditional houses, a brief knowledge about the history of tribes, blow-pipe show, demonstration of bamboo cooking and fire-making, tasting some tribal and fusion cuisine, and enjoying traditional dance performances in backdrop of a forest. Some of these activities also involve visitors’ participation. Lastly relish the traditional food and bid goodbye to the villagers.

Getting to the Mari Mari Cultural Village

Situated at a drive of about 25 minutes from the main KK city, the journey takes tourists through roads surrounded by some really mesmerizing scenic views. In order to avoid botheration of making arrangements for their own transport by visitors, a booking at Mari Mari village can also ensure a pre-arranged pick up and drop to and from the hotel.

Admission Fee

With transportation

For Non-Malaysians
Adult: RM 170
Child: RM 150

For Malaysians
Adult: RM 150
Child RM 120

Without transportation

For Malaysians and Non-Malaysians
Adult: RM 90
Child: RM 80

Please Note:

  • These charges are inclusive of taxes.
  • The fee chart may seem to make this tour an expensive affair but it is truly worth the money spent.
  • Bookings must be made in advance. This can be done over phone too.
  • This includes a guided tour to the village, cultural performance, activities, interaction with tribes and meal or high tea.
  • Visitors are advised to bring water bottle, hat, insect repellent, some extra cash and umbrella.
  • Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and light clothing.