KDCA Cultural Village Hot
Sabah, Malaysia 89509
A village situated in the compounds of the Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association hall in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, this village is a very popular destination among tourist. Visitors will get to see how the natives of Sabah go through their daily lives. Guided tour is available by booking.
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Living like a true native of Sabah!
The cultural village in KDCA might not seem very interesting at first. Heck, to be honest, I wasn't even keen on being there when my friend dragged me along on a guided tour of the place.
However, as I ventured deeper into the guided tour, my initial impressions have changed! First of all, I have to say: as a self-proclaimed city boy, I have no interest towards the cultural and traditional ways of the old. However, I guess one could never really leave his roots and I found myself loving the place more and more as time goes by.
The tour guide was pretty friendly. Although he spoke in English, there was a heavy presence of his local accent and we had a pretty hard time figuring out what he was trying to say. However, it wasn't that bad and the tour actually ended up being fun.
Around the village, we visited some traditional houses belonging to 4 different native tribes of Sabah. However, my personal favorite would be the house of the murut tribe where they demonstrated the making of a traditional blow pipe. Something that might come in handy when you're lost in a jungle one day!
Perhaps, I should also warn you to not expect any fancy food on the table. Personally, I don't really favor the local Sabahan dishes. But, do give it a try! Perhaps you would like it.
At the end of the tour, we feasted our eyes with a traditional Sabahan warrior dance. It was really an astounding show and the warriors put on quite the facial expression. In fact, it was so real, it literally scared one of my friends. What a day to remember!