This bamboo musical instrument hails from Tambunan, a product of the Kadazandusun community. First, a 15-inch length of bamboo is cut. A small metal rod that has been heated over an open fire is used to make tiny holes (to produce notes when played) along with the bamboo. The last hole is made six inches above the base of the flute. The size and arrangement of the holes are vital as they determine the tuning of the instrument. The Suling is a part of the bamboo orchestra and makes an ideal gift for music-loving friends and family back home.