Sabah State Museum, Kota Kinabalu

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Visit Sabah State Museum to discover the history of the region through a permanent collection of archeological, historical, cultural, and natural history artifacts. The museum resides inside a modern four-storey interpretation of the longhouses favored by the Rungus and Murut tribes. Wander around the ethno-botanical gardens to see a heritage village arranged around a lily-pad lake and containing traditional tribal dwellings from across the region and eras. Other attractions within the museum complex include a science and education center, zoo, and an art gallery. Our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary maker makes visiting Sabah State Museum and other Kota Kinabalu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The Museum has a fine collection of ceramics and to headhunters. Dr huge outdoor area with wooden houses of different types, Orchid Garden including botanical garden is very great. You can easily spend the whole day there. To the repatriation in the city you must not worry. Taxis are available in the parking lot of the Museum to 17 h.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It's really a great place to learn about Malaysia culture with a very cheap entrance fee. However, one visit is enough.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    < 2107.08.06 > Sha Baduo Phase of model courses and cultures, this one small natural history museum. But walk also spent a lot of time between, likes watching people slowly, building Council arranged for a long time. Indoor exhibition Stadium needed activities, outdoor entering into no, unfortunately when forced to Userboxes/Time factors, without visiting the outdoor exhibition area.
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  • July 22, 2017
    Entrance Fee is RM 2 but I feel like I should pay more. A perfect place to learn about Sabah specifically especially on the culture, people and its history. It exceeded my expectation and I'm very satisfied with the quality of this museum. It has 2 exhibitions, inside and outside the museum. If you're a history buff, spare more than an hour to explore and read everything.
  • August 18, 2017
    This is one of the best places in Sabah to visit. Visiting there give you greet experience about historians and you can learn about Sabah fast. Many of stuff display there reward you high value about amazing thing about Sabah. So put your next trip to saba museum.
  • July 10, 2017
    Extraordinary place. Obviously put together by world class professionals. Fascinating to me. View the exhibits inside but do not neglect the outside exhibits.
  • August 22, 2017
    Seruously a place like no others. Good spot for tourist. Keep up the good work preserving Sabahan's culture. You guys rocks
  • September 5, 2017
    A funny little museum but worth seeing if you want to learn more about the indigenous tribes of Sabah. The ticket prices are very low, some of the content seemed a bit historically questionable, there's a great exhibit in the "science centre" at the back about the history of radio and TV in Sabah complete with retro studio set up.

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In the area of Sepanggar you'll find the main set of hotels, ranging from simple and mid-priced, to the more luxurious with good sea views. Move away from the coast for more space and privacy in resort-style hotels, which offer a range of facilities and comfortable, sometimes quirky rooms and apartments. Farther out still, you'll find backpacker motels, giving easy access to the surrounding natural attractions that, after all, are the primary reason for being here.
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