Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)
Nestled besides the Penampang River are the many traditional buildings that make up the Monsopiad Cultural village, a living museum located 16 km or about half an hour away from the KK City Centre. Monsopiad was a fearsome warrior who lived in the village of Kuai nearly 200 years ago.
At the Village, visit the Tangkob or Grainery where the padi is housed.
Kotos Di Monsopiad or Monsopiad's Main House is dedicated to the life and times of Monsopiad and his descendants. On display are ceramic jars, padi grinders, bamboo items as well as the costume of Bobohizan Inai Bianti, direct descendant of Monsopiad and very senior high priestess.
Other interesting exhibits include the massive monolith which invokes a dozen legends, the traditional restaurant and of course Siou Do Mohoing, or the House of Skulls, where all 42 'trophies' of Monsopiad hang from the rafters.
Getting ThereTake the No.13 bus to Donggongon town in Penampang from the bus stations in front of City Hall or Wawasan Plaza in KK City. Fare is RM1.50. At Donggongon, board a minibus bound for Terawi and indicate your stop to the driver. Fare is RM1.00. You can also use any taxi to get there for RM35.00. Or contact the Village for shuttle services.
Daily from 9.00am till 5.00pm
Admission fees (includes welcome drink, interactive guided tour)
|Adult||RM55.00 per person||RM75.00 per person|
|Children 6 - 12 years old|
|Student (with student tag)||RM30.00 per person||RM50.00 per person|
|Below 6 years old|
|Senior Citizen||RM20.00 per person||RM75.00 per person|
|Guided Tour at 10:00am, 12:00noon, 15:00pm & 17:00pm|
|Cultural Dances at 09:00am, 11:00am, 14:00pm & 16:00pm|
Extra information can be obtained from Monsopiad Cultural Village Sdn Bhd
Kg. Kuai/Kandazon, Penampang
P.O.Box 153 Tanjung Aru 89458
Sabah East Malaysia