"Commitment towards the
Preservation of the KadazanDusun
Culture and Traditions"
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Monsopiad Heritage Village is a traditional village with historical site in the heartland of the Kadazandusun people and it is the only cultural village in Sabah built to commemorates the life and time of the legendary Kadazan and head-hunter warrior "Monsopiad". The direct descendants of Monsopiad, his 6th and 7th generations have build the village on the very land where Monsopiad lived and roamed some three centuries ago to remember their forefather, and to give you an extraordinary insight into their ancient and rich culture.
Take a step back into the past, to the days of head hunting and spirit worshipping, when the Bobohizan (High Priestess of the Kadazandusun), ruled the villages and took care of health and spiritual well-being of their people.
More than just a Museum, the concept of the Monsopiad Heritage Village is to document, revive and preserve the cultures and traditions, as well as the beliefs of the Kadazandusun people.
Monsopiad Heritage Village is privately owned and managed by his direct descendants.
Your visit at Monsopiad Heritage Village contribute directly to the conservation of one Malaysia's rich Cultural heritages and traditions.
HOW TO GET TO OUR PLACE...
THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T MISS OUT!
Be mesmerized by the beauty bird like dance of the "Sumazau" and other traditional dance of Sabahan Tribe daily.
11:00AM (Morning Session)
12:00PM (Afternoon Session)
EDUCATIONAL AND FUN!!
Schools expedition to a Heritage Village is the perfect way to blend adventures and fun with educational objectives. Trips like these are not only motivating, but also great for strengthening the bonds between students and teachers alike and expanding minds and thirst to preserve cultures and heritage by younger generations
RESEARCH / SCHOOL PROJECT
Many visitor around the world and some are from College/University Students doing a research about the Kadazandusun indigenous ethnic visited often and arranging an interview with our Bobohizan to tell about the history of the village.
HIGH PRIESTESS HUT/HUSAP DO BOBOHIZAN
HENNA TATTOO HUT
GET A BEAUTIFUL HENNA TATTOO!
Our Henna Tattoo Station are open for guest who love to have a henna tattoo. Get a coupon from our Registration Office and get yourself a Henna Tattoo!
RICE STORAGE HOUSE/TANGKOB
RESEARCH / SCHOOL PROJECT
visit the Tangkob or Grainery where the padi is housed. Learn how rice was stored in the olden days, how local rice wine is made.
WATCH OUT FOR DR. TOES!
Purchase mosquitoes patch/repellant at the registration counter.
LIST FOR THE TRIP!
Hat, raincoat, insect repellent, sun cream, comfortable shoes / footwear, casual wear, camera and personal medications (if needed), bottle of drinking water for the coach journey.
Please note to watch your thoughts and language as it is a spiritual place where ritual ceremonies are still being practiced.
DID YOU KNOW!
"There are 42 skulls covered with hisad leaves in the house of skulls. the spirit of the skulls is a spirit of the slain warrior remains in the skull when beheaded and cannot go to kohodizan (edge of the sky), and therefore the spirit request for monsopiad and his generations to come to honor and look after them in return that the spirit of the skull duties will to follow and protecT the family members from unseen harm."
MANAGEMENT TEAM :)
HOUSE OF SKULLS
OUR MAIN ATTRACTION!
The existing house in which the skulls are kept are more popularly known as the "House of Skulls" and in itself is already a prominent tourist attractions since 1979 and is widely mentioned in tourist brochures and travel guides.
MUST TRY OUT! DARE TO WALK ACROSS USING THIS HANGING BRIDGE?
Suspension bridge hanging on steel cables at the Monsopiad Heritage Village, crossing the narrow Moyog River. This one wobbles at lot and is quite fun to walk across.
EXPERIENCE THE CULTURAL
watch and take part in the cultural activities such as the shooting with the traditional blowpipe and or also known in Native Language as "Monopuk", Catapult "Lastik", Stilt Walk "Tampanau", Sago Grating "Mamagalus", Sago grub "Butod", rice wine making and other daily activities
TRADITIONAL RICE WINE
TASTE OUR LOCAL RICE WINE
We make variety of traditional brew, many of which are home-made using age-old methods. Sample the 'rice wine' and 'talak' at Monsopiad Heritage Village. Learn unique methods of brewing these local beverages, often used in traditional recipes as well.
VISIT OUR MINI MUSEUM
Kotos di Monsopiad Museum is built to showcast the culture, the history of the Monsopiad, the well known famous headhunter in Kampung Kuai and the history of the mystical village itself.
"KOTOS DI MONSOPIAD" MUSEUM
MONOLITH STONE "GINTUTUN"
WHAT IS WITHIN MONSOPIAD HERITAGE VILLAGE?
Within the Monsopiad Heritage Village lies the "Gintutun do Mohoing", a monolith stone erected long ago, is a silent witness to many legends of Monsopiad. Within it, is believed to dwell spirits from the past. Today, many people visit the stone for luck.
SAGO GRUB "BUTOD"
TRY OUT SAGO GRUB HERE!
Sago grub and or also known as "Butod" in Sabahan native language are eaten either raw or roasted. Those who have tried say it has a creamy taste when eaten raw and it's like meat when cooked.
WHAT IS MOCK WEDDING?
The mock wedding is a folk drama that flourishes in the small communities of the Great Plains and is as strong a tradition today as it was more than 100 years ago. You can hire us to held "Kadazan Traditional Wedding Miohoon Pinisi" for you.
FIRE MAKING HUT
WATCH AND LEARN HOW THEY MAKE A FIRE FROM THE OLDEN DAYS!
You can either watch, take part and learn how they make a fire from the olden days using a bamboo stick and a bamboo husk!