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INTRODUCTION

The Rungus living in Kudat district are known to have maintained their ancient traditions to this day. Even the traditional ladies' costume has not had many changes made to it. Some of the women still wear costumes made from cloth processed from hand-grown and hand-spun cotton. Kudat itself, the first capital of Sabah, once held high hopes of playing a major part in the China-Europe trade. The most interesting aspect of this area is the Rungus people, a sub group of the Kadasan/Dusun family. Many still live in longhouses and hold on to their traditional spiritual/animistic beliefs. They have managed to retain more old ways than many other tribes.

The women folk in the not too distant past used to wear coils of brass around the neck, the forearms and the lower legs. Although it is not common to see the leg and neck coils now the forearm coils are still in use on a regular basis. The Rungus are also renowned for their fine bead work and weaving.

You can take a day excursion to the Longhouses where you will be welcomed by the Rungus people and handicraft making will be shown. Handicrafts are available for sale if you are interested. If you plan to stay overnight at the long houses, this is very interesting as you will be staying in the traditional way. And night activities are also available including dancing and music coupled with traditional Rungus food. You should try this out!

Located on the north of Borneo Sabah, this village is populated by the famous bead specialist of Sabah, the Rungus people.

Kg. Minyak and Kudat as a whole is a well known lands of coconuts, honey bee farms, and lots of beautiful beaches. You may not want to miss watching the sunset from Lands’ End – the tip of Borneo Island.

Some local in the village still adhere to their tradition of living in an authentic long house, a lifestyle that symbolized the unity of the native people.

Around this village are covered with mangroves and jungles filled with many local histories such as the mysterious oil well (Kg. Minyak land mark) and the Poinimpanan jungle, which was believed to be a breeding site of an ancient giant bird (Bugang).

 

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