I offered to lead a group project for staff communication project at my workplace. I did so because I think we could do new things other than organising staff dinner every time. I proposed a day trip to Pulau Tiga so we all could go out, do some physical stuff like snorkelling, jungle trekking, etc. However, another suggestion by the staff was to visit Mari Mari Cultural Village as the Japanese staff wanted to see the culture of Sabah. So we decided to do the Mari Mari Cultural Village (MMCV) first, Pulau Tiga (or other islands) later. I was lucky to have all the great support that found this project to be exciting.
27 February 2016
Half of us took the ferry express straight to Kota Kinabalu, while the rest took another route (Labuan – Menumbok – Kota Kinabalu) that day. Our trip to MMCV were arranged by Borneo Heritage Travel & Tour. Pick up point were set at Hyatt Hotel at 1 pm. The bus trip to Kg Kionsom, Inanam were about 45 – 50 minutes depends on the traffic condition. On the way, the guide whom in charge for transportation briefed us about what we will experience in MMCV.
2 pm – arrived at MMCV. We were greeted by John, the in-house guide provided to us. John gave a simple briefing to us at the entrance. John, a big guy, speaks English very well and very friendly. Looks like he enjoy doing his job. Kudos, John.
I wish I could write more about our trip to Mari Mari Cultural Village, but then I believe it would great to experience the trip yourself. Mari Mari Cultural Village is a one place stop to learn about Sabah culture.
The tour offers you the opportunity to see and experience the culture and lifestyle of how the indigenous ethnic groups of Borneo used to live in the olden days when electricity had not yet been introduced in their land.
For further information / booking, please contact Mari Mari Cultural Village via
Website : marimariculturalvillage.com
Phone: +6016 821 5689
Images taken with iPhone4s, further edited using Snapseed.