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Dance performers keep traditional Rungus culture alive through shows in their villages in Kudat

The Rungus people are the few remaining indigenous ethnic groups settlers in the Kudat district of Sabah. They cultivate rice and other crops, and the women would usually to weaving clothes and create intricate beadwork.

Today, the Rungus will wear their traditional dress which is a black attire elaborately accessorised with unique beadwork including as they perform their traditional dance which keep traditional Rungus culture and costume alive.

They will perform their shows in their villages and visitors can come and experience their culture. The Rungus live in longhouses, which are extended single-floor with many partitions to house many families in the communities, and the structure is elevated off the ground on stilts.