"Commitment towards the
Preservation of the KadazanDusun
Culture and Traditions"
With warmest welcome, thank you for visiting Monsopiad Heritage Village Website!
"You have not seen Sabah if you have not visited Monsopiad"
Mr. Roger Crowhurst,
International Adventure Journalist
(Best Foreign Journalist Award, Sarawak,
Malaysia 1998 and 1999)'
on his visit to the village 20 June 1999.
Monsopiad Heritage Village is a traditional village with a historical site in the heartland of the Kadazandusun people and it is the only cultural village in Sabah built to commemorate the life and time of the legendary Kadazan and head-hunter warrior "Monsopiad". The direct descendants of Monsopiad, his 6th and 7th generations have built the village on the very land where Monsopiad lived and roamed some three centuries ago to remember their forefathers, and to give you an extraordinary insight into their ancient and rich culture. Take a step back into the past, to the days of headhunting and spirit worshipping, when the Bobohizan (High Priestess of the Kadazandusun), ruled the villages and took care of the 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 to Monsopiad Heritage Village contributes directly to the conservation of one of Malaysia's rich cultural heritages and traditions.
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.
Be mesmerized by the beauty-bird-like dance of the 'Sumazau' and the rhythm of Gongs and other traditional dance of Sabahan Tribe.
11:00AM (Morning Session)
2:00PM (Afternoon Session)
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.
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. The taste of this local delicacy is worth a try!
EXPERIENCE THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Our Heritage Village has so many spectacular sections open for visit and with well guided tour made available from 9:00am till 4:00pm. We do our best for all guests to get the opportunity to see and experience the culture and lifestyle of how the indigenous ethnic communities of the Kadazan used to live in the past.
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