Walking into the Mali Mali Cultural Village, you will get a glimpse into the life and work of the Maolu hunter head clan who is said to be fierce by nature and the free and easy Dushun people of the Jiada Mountain. After walking around the village, you will pass through a group of buildings built in the traditional style of the aboriginal people of Mali Mali Cultural Village, including the famous long house of the Longgus people and the Maolu people’s residence with wide living space, and you can even step into it. Explore the truth in order to gain insight into the real situation of their daily routines. Visitors can not only experience the taste of cooking with bamboo fire, but also enjoy authentic food flavors and learn the survival skills of the aborigines to make fire, hunt, and build houses. Getting along with the friendly "villagers" in Lailai Cultural Village will definitely leave you with a profound and very different experience and impression of customs. After the tour of the village, you can also enjoy a Sabah gourmet buffet-tasting the unique lemon marinated fish and wild mangoes, while watching the cultural performances of the aborigines.
Mali Mali Cultural Village is a famous living village in Shangyuan, Sabah. The houses here are mostly made of bamboo, which is very primitive. The life of the villagers here is very simple, sleeping directly under the pergola, without walls and doors, which is really incredible. Here you can also taste their food and appreciate their singing and dancing performances, which is very fun and interesting.
Located in the thick of the forest in Kionsom, Mari Mari Cultural Village is perhaps one of the best places to learn about some of the main ethnic groups in Sabah namely Dusun, Rungus, Bajau, Lundayeh and Murut. Visitors can explore the different types of houses they live in and discover their unique way of life. Various demonstrations are held such as blowpipe making, fire starting using bamboo and traditional tattoo making. You can also learn how to do a traditional dance and sample delicious local food.