Managed to set foot on two cultural places in Kota Kinabalu during my short stay. KK is rather hot during this dry season. Visiting these two places really requires good toleration of heat. To counter to the problem, one should visit these places either early in the morning or late afternoon. However, the fun and excitements were way surplus the hot weather.
Cultural Experience (1) ~ Kampung Warisan (Heritage Village)
This fascinating cultural village is only two stone-throws away from Dr. Shah's place. RM2 per entrance. The place is beautiful and I love the lily pond very much!
Houses of various ethnics are on display here. Many of them are very similar to those of Iban longhouse and others found in Sarawak.
We particularly love this house, the Murut Longhouse. Lots of handicraft were on sales in the longhouse. And behold, a huge wooden 'trampoline' was found within the longhouse. The 'trampoline' was made of wooden planks joint together and placed on top of three very long tree trunks serve as spring.
One would have to jump on the board and try to touch the decor above. Hairie tried, can't reach. Saya yang lagi rendah lagi lah tak dapat cecah. Instead, I gedik for the camera. hahahaha.
Some of the handicrafts were made on the spot. They're so beautiful, i bought a few.
The Sabah Muzium and the Heritage Village were situated side-by-side. But since we ran out of time, I resolved to snap a shot in front of the Muzium entrance, just to 'prove' that I was there :-P
Cultural Experience (2) ~ Monsopiad Cultural Village
Monsopiad is the name of a famous warrior and head hunter of the Kadazandusun tribe. This cultural village housed a spacious performance stage, a few huts with artifacts and crafts, the House of The Skulls, and some fun traditional games. First of all, we were welcomed with various traditional dances performed by the in-house troop.
Abg bear was invited on-stage to perform the sumpit blowing.
While Hairie and I volunteered to try the bamboo dance. It was FUN!!!
And we got the privilege to take photos with the performers. I love this photo very much!
We moved on to the House of the Skulls. Creepy.
The guide lead us to a play ground and showed us various traditional games. Dr. Shah and I tried walking on stilts. FAILED. (ooops).
Abg Bear tried his 'lastik' skill. Not bad!
Everyone tried the sumpit. Again, I was proven unskilful. Gaya je ada.
Oooo... this one is interesting. Sago worm race! The two sago worms were actually racing, swirling through the spaces between the nails. Abg Bear was gelified. hahahhaa.
Finally, we crossed the river via this suspension bridge. Kinda fun as it sway left to right as we walked across.
More info about this cultural village is available in their official website.
From this cultural village we headed straight to the airport so that i can catch my flight at 6.00pm. Tired and sweaty, i was praying hard that the person seated beside me during the flight would not complain or be disgusted. Both slept soundly throughout the flight. I guess I wasn't smelly..... or too smelly until they fainted??