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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.

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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A Day Trip To Tenom

It was initially a plan with a gang of guys to go to Tenom, organize a BBQ session at one of the homestay there for a night but called off as no one was able to make it on that day, except me, with the plan.

So without the plan, i’d decided to visit Tenom town with my wife instead on the first day of “Hari Kaamatan” which fell on 30th May 2014. Briefly, if you are not familiar with “Hari Kaamatan”, it’s actually festival celebrating the harvesting of paddy by the indigenous people of Borneo and it’s public holidays on 30th and 31st May in Sarawak and 1st and 2nd in Sabah.

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