After the Sandakan Town Tour we headed to the airport and flew over to KK.
Shortly after landing we headed on over to the Monsopiad Cultural Village, which was an interesting experience to say the least. They say you haven’t seen Sabah if you haven’t been to the Monsopiad village!
We arrived just in time to catch the end of the dance performances, so we checked that out before going for the tour. It was pretty dark in there and it was overcast so it was pretty hard to capture things clearly (someone donate me a D3s please :D).
Very colourful costumes and energetic dances, they are great performers. If you’ve seen any of the Sabah Tourism adverts on TV you may well recognize some faces.
We continued on the tour after that visiting various parts of the village where they still use original methods to make things and of course they place where they keep the real human skulls.
They have the famous sago worms there too if you fancy trying one out, juicy little fellas they are.
No…I didn’t eat one, but my mom chugged one down after she dropped it because it bit her hand. Yes folks they eat tree bark so their pincers won’t have much of a problem puncturing you.
Frankly, we sucked at the blowpipe..but I wasn’t too bad with the old catapault.
At the end we headed back to watch the performances again as we only caught the very last part, and there are a lot of different styles and costume changes so we watched again from the start.
The girls are pretttyyy.
And the dudes quite scary.
Especially when they stick a blowpipe in your face..and they are REALLY accurate with those things.
My Mom got head-hunted too!
All in all it was a great experience, I was really glad we went. It may be a tourist hotspot but it was enjoyable either way, the guides are knowledgeable and you can get a real taste of the Sabah tribal culture.
You can find all the posts from this trip here:
Sabah 2008 Trip – Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu
The sago worms are quite good stuff!
trust Huai Bin on that. *_*
why neva eat sago worm? they r juicy! a tinge of young coconut and wood chips hahahaha!
I never been there, and I am ashamed to tell you I grow up in KK. Worms – yummy 😀
Always trust Huai Bin.
Huai Bin: Haha juicy yah.
J2Kfm: Yah can definitely trust him on these things.
KY: Haven’t tried one yet?
oliviasy: Haha worms…hmm not really my thing. Deep fried ok la can.
ahbing: Hahaha, yah well people usually take where they live for granted.
not sure if i dare to eat it alive.
Myhorng: Why not, if my mom can I’m sure you can haha.
It’s all about some mental barriers, worms are actually quite tasty and definitely contain a lot of nutrition values (especially proteines). For most people it’s just a matter of culture in which they’ve grown up.