Monsopiad Cultural Village


  • Prized Skulls
  • Farm Life Experiences


Entrance fee, return transfer, traditional fire making, wine making, traditional show.


Monsopiad Heritage Village is a traditional village with a historical site opened on the 1st of May 1996 to commemorate Monsopiad. Monsopiad was a fearsome Kadazan Headhunter warrior who lived in the Village of Kuai 300 years ago who was born to a woman named Kizabon and her husband Dunggou.

More than just a museum, the concept of the Monsopiad Heritage Village is to document, revive and preserve the history of Monsopiad, as well as the culture, traditions, and beliefs of the Kadazandusun people. The village offers you the opportunity to see and experience the culture and lifestyle of how the indigenous ethnic communities of the Kadasandusun used to live in the past.

Guided Tour Schedule: 11am, 2pm, 3pm
Cultural Dances Performance: 11am, 2pm

Monsopiad Cultural Village Map

1. House of Skull 7. ‘Tangkob’ 13. ‘Pagahavatan’ 19. ‘Danau’
2. MCV Information Board 8. ‘Kotos’ 14. Putatan River 20. Traditional Sport/Games
3. Main Entrance 9. Riverside Café 15. Performance Stage 21. Handicraft Hut
4. Entrance Gong 10. Hanging Bridge 16. ‘Gintutun Do Mohoing’ 22. Sumpit Hut
5. Administration Office 11. Jetty 17. ‘Hamin Pobuvatan’ 23. ‘Hamin Tagazo’
6. ‘Hamin Bakaang’ 12. Warrior Boat 18. ‘Husap’ 24. Future Development


Things to do:

1. Learn to make traditional Sabah rice wine from glutinous rice and local yeast. You might also be able to taste 3 types of rice wine such as Lihing, Talak, and Sikat.

2. Learn the signature "Sabahan" dishes. When it comes to traditional food, Sabah has many yet delicious dishes which are mainly pickled or preserved. For example : Bambangan (Wild mango), Tuhau (Wild ginger).

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3. Take the butod challenge! Butod (Sago worms), is the larvae of sago palm weevil, species of snout beetle that consumes sago palm during its infancy. Its also delicacies in Sabah and Sarawak and enjoyed as nutritional by the indigenous community for centuries.

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4. Watch the fire-making demo. In the olden days, women must learn how to start a fire using a traditional method which was considered as a women chores while the men goes out hunting.

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5. Participate in traditional games. Learn and experience traditional games such as Tampanau (Bamboo stilt walk), slingshot, coconut shell walk, and blowpipe shooting.

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6. Make henna on your hands.

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Price Per Person (MYR) Morning Session (11 am) Afternoon Session (2 pm) Evening Session (3 pm)
Adult 105 130 120
Child 85 100 100


Price Per Person (MYR) Morning Session (11 am) Afternoon Session (2 pm) Evening Session (3 pm)
Adult 115 140 130
Child 95 110 110



* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.

Pickup Time & Transport Fee

The pickup time is for reference only, actual time may be vary depends on number of visitors, distance, season, weather and road conditions, should be within 15 minutes. Transport fee quoted is per person.

Zone Hotel Pickup Time Fee (PKR)
A Kota Kinabalu city North (Grandis, Hyatt, Gaya street area...) 10:15 am Free
B Kota Kinabalu city Center (Marriott, Marina Court, Horizon, ...) 10:15 am Free
C Kota Kinabalu city South (Sutera Harbour, KK Time Square, ...) 10:20 am Free
D Airport area (Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Aeropod, ...) 10:30 am Free
E 1Borneo area (Tune, Grand Borneo, ...) 9:10 am 911.22
F Outskirt area (Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Nexus Karambunai, ...) 9:10 am 1,366.83
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Additional information

  • Min. Participant(s)2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

  • Tour location / Depart fromKota Kinabalu

  • Recommend to book1 month(s) in advance

  • To book at least3 day(s) in advance

  • Cancellation & Refund Policy:  Over 14days (From date of departure) charge 30% of Tour fare; 7 to 14 days (From date of departure) charge 50% of tour fare; Less than 7 days (From date of departure) charge full tour fare. No refund for those tours which involve accommodation.

  • Tour Type: Sit-In-Coach basis (SIC). This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries. Please notify us upon booking if you are looking for private tour, surcharge might be applied.

  • Insurance: Tourist transportation insurance included. Please contact your insurance agency for personal travel insurance.

  • Pickup Service:  Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying. Please wait at lobby while the tour guide will find you when he/she arrive. Dropoff service will be provided after travelling, please notify us upon booking if your dropoff location is differ from pickup location.

  • Specialities: You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough).

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