" Monsopiad Cultural Village" Tour
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Monsopiad is regarded as the most celebrated warrior
amongst the Kadazandusun, the largest indigenous tribe in Sabah.
Traditionally rice cultivators living on the west coast and interior
plains, the Kadazandusun are known for their peace-loving nature and
Monsopiad would, however, be an exception as he became
the one warrior in the village of Kuai-Kandazon to retaliate against
thugs who made continuous raids on his village. His total tally was 42
heads before he himself was eventually set upon by his own people to
quell his blood lust.
The Monsopiad Cultural Village was created to honour
the heroic deeds of this warrior in defending his people. Model
traditional houses, displays depicting the daily life of the
Kadazandusun in the past, traditional music and dance performance and a
visit to the “House of Skulls” where the ‘trophies’ of Monsopiad are
hung from the rafters are highlights of this half day tour.
Rice wine making, blowpipe demonstration and local
handicraft making are demonstrated at specific model houses.
The cultural village is located about 30 minutes drive
from Kota Kinabalu through the scenic village countryside of Penampang
district. Built on the very site where Monsopiad was born, the village
is managed by his direct descendants who are keen to preserve their
historical lineage for future generations
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