Nestled among the green curves of the Crocker hills, Tambunan, a small agricultural service town about 81km from KK, is the first settlement you'll come to in the range. The region was the last stronghold of Mat Salleh, who became a folk hero for rebelling against the British in the late 19th century. Sadly Salleh later blew his reputation by negotiating a truce, which so outraged his own people that he was forced to flee to the Tambunan plain, where he was eventually killed.
Tambunan Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu: Rafflesia Flower, Bamboo Village and Rainforest Trek
Venture from Kota Kinabalu to Tambunan for a scenic outdoor adventure, starting with a guided nature trek through a lush rainforest for up-close views of rafflesia flowers – the largest in the world! Then, enjoy lunch...