TOURIST HOT SPOT: MONSOPIAD CULTURAL VILLAGE


Monsopiad Cultural Villange is made up of various traditional buildings of the Kadazandusun tribe which makes any visitor feels like they're revisiting the past. This is where the some of the most fearsome warriors once roam nearly two centuries ago.


Kotos Di Monsopiad or the Monsopiad Main House was erected in remembrance for the lives of the Monsopiad descendants. You can also see a lot of the traditional items that the Monsopiads were using before, like the Tangkob or the Grainer, their ceramic jars, their rice grinder, their bamboo items, the traditional costume of the Bobohizans and the best of all, visitors can see for themselves all of the 42 'trophies' that the headhunters had collected over the years living there. And by trophies, we really meant the skulls.



Don't forget to try the local's traditional rice wine.



Getting There
If you have the extra bucks, you can just ride a taxi from the city center directly to the village. A taxi would cost around RM35.00. If you wanna save those bucks, then take the number 13 bus from the temporary bus station in front of Marina Court (beside Promenade Hotel) to go to Donggongon town, where you'll be taking another minibus headed to Terawi. Tell the bus driver beforehand your destination to make the dropping off much more easy. If taking a taxi or riding the bus is too much hassle for you, then you could give the village a call and inquire about their shuttle bus schedule.

Opening Hours
Daily from 9.00am till 5.00pm

Addmission Fee (Includes welcome drink, interactive guided tour)
*Malaysian
Adults: RM 55.00
Student : RM 30.00
Senior Citizen: RM 20.00

*Non-Malaysia
Adult: RM 75.00
Student RM 50.00
Senior Citizen: RM75

Children 6 - 12 years old : RM20.00 (Agent) ; FOC (Family)
*Chidren below the age of 6 is admission free

Time Schedule
Guided Tour: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., & 5:00 p.m.
Cultural Dances: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m..


Additional Information
Monsopiad Cultural Village Sdn Bhd

Kg. Kuai/Kandazon, Penampang

P.O.Box 153 Tanjung Aru 89458

Kota Kinabalu

Sabah East Malaysia 



Tel : 088 774337
Fax : 088 761680
Email : info@monsopiad.com