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Tour Code
Half Day

Rate Type : Selection
Tour Description
Duration:        Half Day Daily Departure 0630hrs to 1330hrs
Location:        Penampang (West Coast of Sabah) (20 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu)
Minimum of:   2 adults per tour departure
Rates:            RM 350.00 per person

The name Penampang came from an old village within the district. The village name in turn originates from a Kadazan word pampang meaning a big rock. This is because huge rocks were easily found within the vicinity of the village a long time ago. Historically, the main economic activity in Penampang has been the cultivation of wet rice and other agricultural-based economies. Penampang is generally considered as a stronghold of the Kadazandusun community and serves as a main centre for their political and cultural development. The highlights of this Ride would be visiting the; House of skulls in Monsopiad Cultural village, Monsopiad was the name of a past warrior who was known for decapitating the heads of his enemy and hanging the skulls at the entrance of his home, to warn his enemies of his powers. St. Michael Church, it is the oldest church in the district of Penampang & it is the second oldest stone church in Sabah, after St. Michael and All Angels Church in Sandakan. The Pogunon Community Museum, a part of Sabah museum institution is situated in Kg. Pogunon, Penampang. In 2000, during a construction of a local kindergarten, three jars and pieces from four jars were discovered including an intact jar from 16th century with human remains inside. The Inobong Tamu ground said the oldest still trading tamu in Penampang with the Oath Stone after the ancient Pogunon Tamu. Lunch at local restaurant.
Local Lunch at Local Restaurant
bike and Helmet, Drinking water 1500ml, Isotonic drinks, local lunch, Transportation, Entrance fees, a mountain biking guide, snacks
Personal expenses, Camera fees if any
Things you should bring
Dry Fast Tshirt, Shorts,  Trainers or sneakers no sandals please, Sun screen cream, Change of clothes for the return journey, Hand Towel and Camera.

Things you should know
This Ride will bring you back to yesteryear on the history of Penampang and Community that lives in this area. Be prepared for physical challenge,The ride distance approximately 25 to 30km and it can be hot and humid or raining. A good level of fitness and reasonable biking skills for beginner.
Paddy Field View
House of Skull
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