Sabah is a true melting pot of Malaysia. Apart from Chinese and Malay, there are as many as 73 different tribes scatter across this beautiful state, also popularly known as Land Below the wind. With different tribes come different sets of belief, culture, lifestyle and especially true in Sabah their dances. These dances are performed with special costumes, musical instruments and weapons. Today these ceremonial dances are mostly performed at opening of function, special occasion, wedding and cultural show. In the old days these dances are more spiritual, some are performed before the battle, and some are victorious dances, as well as dance performed to please their gods. and some of them are even used for telling future events. Below are a few clips taken from Mari Mari Cultural Village, Inanam, which is about 12km away from Kota Kinabalu.
Everyone knows Kota Kinabalu is famous for its excellent fresh seafood, and there are many seafood restaurants to go in and around the vicinity of Kota Kinabalu. Located at the KK Waterfront, Port View Seafood Village is one of the best known up-scale seafood restaurants in the city, and some 60% of its customers are foreign tourists, and businessmen. Walk into the live seafood area, and one will be amazed at the four levels of cascading aquariums, which boast of fishes, prawnes, lobsters, crabs, clams and even live abalones. Most of these fishes are caught from the South China Sea, Sulu sea and the Celebes sea on the east coast of Sabah.