Tip of Borneo
Tip of Borneo
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Azlan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia45 contributions
Family
Truly a gem! The view is breathtaking, and it’s so underrated, I feel it should be publicized a lot more. It’s free - there’s no entrance fee and you can stay as long as you like taking countless photos and videos. Our drone shots probably didn’t do justice to the beauty of the place. We came back the next day to see it again. Must visit!
Written August 19, 2020
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S.hajarazman
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia36 contributions
This location is super knowledgable for a person who learned about Geology. There is cliffs, bedding sandstone and faults that have appeared on the surface. Exposed rocks with fine to coarse grain textures with brownish to reddish in color make the scenery become more attractive.

People need to walk about 500 m to the tip from the car park and it is fine for a disabled person with a wheelchair to access till the bronze globe monument. Just the walkway a bit hilly.
Written February 14, 2020
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Shaiful
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia10 contributions
Family
Such a beatiful place & good memories there. Taking snapshots at the main attraction spot.
However, the road condition to the place is not well maintained. Small sedan vehicles or motorbikes may struggle to reach it. Should improve & promote this place from time to time.
The beaches & some resorts as well as restaurant are also not well maintained.
Better to improve it as this place has its distinctive advantages in Kudat.
Written December 4, 2021
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Akryl
Penang, Malaysia51 contributions
Family
It’s a bit challenging to drive from Kota Kinabalu to Tip of Borneo which requires 2hours 30mins drive .
But the view is spectacular .
Spend few hours there to take a good photo.
Must go and watch the sunset .
Written November 4, 2021
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Professor_UK
London, UK87 contributions
Couples
Staying at Kota Kinabulu (KK).
We hired a car and drove to the top of Borneo.
You need to take a sat nav and use google map on a smart phone. Took us 3 hours with stops along the route. Set off early morning.
There are KFC’s and other services on route.
Follow the sat nav guidance. You’ll drive through villages, and see some wonderful scenery including the Borneo rainforest.

Take some drinks and snacks with you.
Wear comfy shoes.

Once there, you’ll be able to explore some wonderful pristine beaches, the sea and walks.
Loved it. I wouldn’t go with a tour or guide. It’s easy to drive up as long as you follow the sat nav guidance or google maps on a phone.

Written January 3, 2020
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Marylyn F
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia26 contributions
Family
Visit the Simpang Mengayau and Pantai Kelambu during golden hour. You will be amazed with the beautiful sunset. Also, an umbrella is good for kids and old folks because you have to walk 500m from the parking lot. No entrance fee. Take as many photo as you can and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Written February 7, 2020
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Bonny V
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia2,211 contributions
The tip of Borneo may be considered the spearhead that is the dividing or meeting point between the South China and Sulu sea. It is more enjoyable where it is a leisurely tour on the more isolated beaches prior to going there, e.g. Kuala Abi Beach, Kawa Kawa River Cruise, Gombizau Honey Bee Farm, Sumangkap Gong-Making Village, Maranjak Longhouse Lodge, and Kelambu Beach.
Written March 9, 2019
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Jo-Ann
Washington15,585 contributions
Friends
Must visit and see for yourself the meeting of 2 seas: South China Sea and Sulu Sea. Beautiful waters. Tanjung Simpang Mengayau is located at Kudat, the Tip of Borneo.
Written February 7, 2019
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MMENT001
Berlin, Germany28 contributions
Friends
Our group were up in the north of Sabah last month and loved the very different vibe up in Kudat compared to the rest of the places we visited in the state.

We spent 3 nights in the area, one in a lodge at the very top which was made mostly from bamboo and was actually quite windy and cool for one night and two nights on a different beach where we camped and stayed in a homestay. This turned out to be one of the highlights of our whole visit as in the morning at after sunrise there was a turtle heading back to the sea after laying its eggs in the sand. The beach was deserted and we had the place to ourselves. The village is very small and they are starting taking tourists in for visits. The seas were too rough for snorkeling but we were told it was quite good around the far end. Great sunrise one morning as well from hill lookout we trekked to.

The food was provided by the person who looked after us, a local guy called Roland who was really helpful and could not do enough to help and kept coming to check we were allright. He wants to visitors to come to his village to help pay for beach clean ups and trying to stop the turtle eggs from being stolen. They had a small hatchery on the beach. It was all pretty basic and one night we had heavy rain but the hammocks stayed mostly dry. Definetly an adventure.

Lots of lodges on the main beach further North if you need more comfort. Great area to hire a bike and go exploring as well.
Written September 7, 2013
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PXM055
Parramatta, Australia128 contributions
Business
If you are traveling form Kota Kinabalu don’t waste your time. The road is single lane, bumpy, with many local’s drive rust buckets. If they don’t drive rust buckets, they drive with the speed of 40 to 50 K/H. We got stuck behind slow drivers all the way and it took us 4 hours to get there. We could not find a toilet there.

It is Ocean view like anywhere else. I could not understand what the fuss was all about. I would never visit this place again!!!
Written January 18, 2018
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