Sabah Museum, Kota Kinabalu

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    Sabah Museum - Worth a look

    by Daihappydai Written Aug 17, 2012

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    The Sabah Museum is one of the better museums I have come across in south-east Asia. As a teacher, I would have to say there is a great deal of educational value to students, both local and foreign. Somewhat gruesome, but very well presented, is the history of some of the 'head-hunting' ethnic groups. Also very interesting is the depiction of the relationship between local people and foreign soldiers during World War II.
    There is also galleries showing natural history, ethnology and some beautiful pieces of pottery in the ceramics gallery.
    Entry to the museum is 15 RM. A taxi hailed from street side in the centre of Kota Kinabalu cost 10 RM and return taxi cost 15 RM (as the driver said, he waits for people in the museum car park so we considered this a fair deal.)
    The museum is well worth a visit on a hot afternoon and you can visit the Heritage Village and Art Gallery at the same time.

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    Sabah Museum - Heritage Village

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 1, 2010

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    Located in the gardens of the Sabah Museum is this Heritage Village which is well worth a wander around. It gives some idea as to the different tribal houses that exist throughout Sabah. These include a Rungus longhouse, Murat longhouse, Bisaya traditional house, Chinese house, and Dunsun Lotud house.

    Open: 9am-5pm daily. Admission: RM15 (included in the main museum fee).

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    Sabah Museum - Ethnology

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 1, 2010

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    Just some photos I took from the ethnology section of the main museum building which exhibit the clothing and cultural artefacts of the different tribal groups of Sabah.

    Open: 9am-5pm daily. Admission: RM15.

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    Sabah Museum

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 1, 2010

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    The Sabah Museum is located on a small hill with its main building built to resemble the longhouse of the Rungus and Murut people. Inside are exhibits of tribal and historical artefacts, as well as a showcase of the flora and fauna of Sabah. Galleries cover Islamic Civilization, Archaeology and History, Natural History, and Ceramics and Brassware. The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve, conserve and document ethnographic, archaeological, historical, numismatic, art-historical, botanical, zoological and mineralogical collections from throughout the state, and to conduct research on important and interesting aspects of Sabah's history, culture, and social and natural history. The museum complex contains not only the museum proper, but also an ethno botanic garden, a zoo and a heritage village.

    Open: 9am-5pm daily. Admission: RM15.

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