Some of our visitors feels that 3D2N stay in the longhouse is too long. So, I prepared a 2D1N package for those who still wants to feel the raw life of Rungus people in a shorter time.
Day 1 – Depart from Kota Kinabalu city center up to the north of Borneo, Kudat. the journey will take about 2 and half hours through villages and padi fields. Depends on the day of departure, Sundays will be a bonus on the journey as you can drop by in Tamu Kota Belud, one of the famous weekends open market in Sabah. It is good to also buy some raw material or some souvenirs (although not compulsory) for your stay in the longhouse.
Afternoon – should arrive in the longhouse, and will be greeted by my in-laws family. Mr Maranjak is the head of Maranjak Homestay and from that point of time, you will be the guest of the longhouse. After having welcoming drinks, (coconut juice and some locally brewed liquor), you will be introduce to the lifestyle of the Rungus Longhouse and the activities. You will be shown on how to make beads (Beads making) and other handicraft, so called â€œInavolâ€.
Evening – Dinner will be served with lots of local delicacies, and most of the vegetables are home grown. After dinner, there will be a traditional dance show for you, so called “Mongigol” and you are invited to join the show. You will also be served with local drinks, called “montoku”. But I must remind you that this drinks, if take excessively can lead you to be drunk. The night will end with you sleeping in one of the rooms in the longhouse.
Day 2 – The day will start with breakfast by the host. After that, traditional games takes place. You can try to solve some IQ quenching games that is traditionally made by the Rungus people. A visit to the beautiful beaches at the Tip of Borneo and a sightseeing session in Kudat town will be followed. You will then be brought back to the longhouse for packing and head back to Kota Kinabalu. A visit to Honey bee farm in Kg. Gombizau and Gong making in Kg. Sumangkap will be made on the way back to Kota Kinabalu.
Just drop me an email if you are interested.