Sabah Murut Cultural Centre: Tenom

If you would like to understand more about the Murut people, one of the indigenous people living in the northern part of the Borneo, please head over to Sabah Murut Cultural Centre.

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Panaromic view of the centre. Please click for larger image.

The impressive Sabah Murut Cultural Centre building is located about 10 kilometers away from the small township of Tenom and was built at a cost of about RM12 million. The building was built based on the Murut people’s authentic architecture design. The main building was constructed using local timbers (Belian – hardwood timber) particularly on the building structure and pillars.

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Building decorative
Wood carving on pillars known as SINIMPUNG
Wood carving on pillars known as SINIMPUNG
Gong, traditional musical instrument on display
Gong, traditional musical instrument on display

The Sabah Murut Cultural Centre houses exhibits relating to the Murut people such as traditional arts, jars, gongs, furniture and paintings. Occasionally, there are stalls selling hand-made souvenirs by the Murut people.

Souvenirs and local products on sell*
Souvenirs and local products on sell*
Entrance to the Sabah Murut Cultural Centre
Entrance to the Sabah Murut Cultural Centre

The centre opens daily from 8a.m. to 1p.m  and from 2p.m. to 4.30p.m except Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission fee for foreigner adults and children are RM10 and RM5 respectively while for local adults and children, they are RM5 and RM3 respectively.

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