Borneo Cultural Village located in Papar is about 50 minutes away from city centre, Kota Kinabalu. BCV offers a cultural experience like no other. Upon entering, the green scenery will quickly give you the feeling of visiting a village and will make you anticipate the journey you are about to have.
There are a number of cultural houses to experience different tribes such as Traditional Papar House, Murut House, Penampang House, Bajau House and Tidong House. Each house was built by the descendant of the ethnic they represent. Each house has a unique activity where you can participate such as in Murut House-Blow Pipe; or Tidung House- start fire with just bamboo; Bajau House-playing musical instrument.
The Sabah Agriculture Park (Taman Pertanian Sabah) is situated on a 200 hectare site and was developed and maintained by the Agriculture Department. It is a park that offers visitors both recreational and educational activities.
|Day 01||Borneo Cultural Village / Coffee Visit (L,D)|
|Depart to Borneo Cultural Village, located at Papar Village - South of Kota Kinabalu. This 50 minute drives will takes you to long road away from the hustle and bustle of city town. Upon entering the village, you will be amazed by the lush, cooling greenery and the custom welcome ceremony. You will then be ushered to the different homes of the ethnicitites of Sabah. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the village lends to its magical prowess of taking you back in time. Not only does this village portray these tribes through the architectural genius of their traditional houses, but also through a range of simulated lives of the golden era by the residents of the village. Acquaint yourself with each tribe as they let you come into their house and their simple yet intricate lives.|
|By the end of your journey into the past, you have been given a setting for you to see, hear, taste and feel the uniqueness of what Sabah truly is.|
|Continue driving passing rainforest and hamlets, to Tenom, and interior upland town. Visit to Yit Foh Coffee Factory for an educational 5 minutes video presentation and have the opportunity for coffee sampling.|
|Dinner at a local restaurant before heading to Fatt Choi Cabin hidden away on a lush private property backing onto the State forest of the Crocker Ranges, the cabin area has a commanding views over the Padas River Valley and Old Tenom for an overnight.|
|Day 02||Agriculture Park / Kota Kinabalu (B/L)|
|After breakfast, continue drive for another 20km/12miles to Tenom Agriculture Park at Lagud Sebrang to visit its Orchid Centre & The Living Crop Museum, here at Lagud Sebrang, The Sabah Agriculture Park has Borneo's biggest collection of orchids with over 600 species and several hybrids, and a Living Crop Museum with tropical fruits, spices and commercial crops from all over the world. Lunch at a coffee shop in Tenom before retracting the route back to Kota Kinabalu.|