Chanteek Borneo Gallery will be RE-OPEN for visitors on 16th July 2020

Chanteek Borneo Gallery is a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) project by Chanteek Borneo Sdn Bhd.

Chanteek Borneo Gallery showcase dolls collection called Humee (in reference to the legendary Huminodun) and Akee (male doll, Aki is a how the elder is referred to).

  • Scale miniatures

    Costumes were created in scales to the original clothing.

  • Diorama scene display

    Depicting the lifestyle of the people in the olden days.

  • Educational

    There is a story to be pass down to the future generation.

The Exhibits

Humee and Akee are dressed in traditional costumes which has beed used by the Sabahan ethnicities since the early 19th century.
In Sabah (North Borneo), there are about 200 ethnics and sub-ethnics group which donned quite similar costumes. The similarity are in their overall black colour usage, however the differences of each costume are characterised with their motifs, the motif’s colours preferences and the accessories used with the clothing.
Diorama of a Kadazandusun village depicting the livelihood of the local people in the olden days.
Diorama of a native Kadazandusun village during the Kaamatan, the harvest festival

Sabah’s Ethnic Distribution Map

The Malaysia Book Of Records

In September 2018, Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum was listed in The Malaysia Book of Record as ‘The First Miniature Indigenous Costume Museum’. With a total of 300 dolls in different costumes, a visit to the mini gallery is definitely your short cut to get to understand more about the North

Beading Workshop

Beads weaving is very synonym with the Rungus community at the northern part of this Borneo Island. Though they do not produce most of the beads themselves, but they are very skilful at weaving it to create a beautiful tribal patterns for necklaces or for bracelet. The Rungus practically uses

Weaving Workshop

Weaving cloth has been the tradition of many women from the Rungus tribe at Sabah. The ‘Inavol‘, the woven cloth with geometrical pattern is their traditional clothing worn by both men and women especially during their cultural ceremony. As time goes by, there are less weaver left in the community