Top things to do

Nature Reserve in Tambunan

Tambunan Rafflesia Reserve

Near the top of the Crocker Range, next to the main highway, 20km north of Tambunan, this park is devoted to the world's largest flower. The Rafflesia Rangers can guide you into the jungle reserve for the day for RM…
Park in Tenom

Sabah Agriculture Park

About 15km northeast of Tenom and originally set up as an orchid centre, this vast park has become a major research facility and tourist attraction, building up superb collections of rare plants such as hoyas, and d…
Museum in Tambunan

Dusun Museum

Well worth a peek, this museum showcasing traditional Dusun culture is located inside a traditional bamboo dwelling. Inside you'll find antique Chinese stoneware jars, woven containers for hunting and gathering, wea…
Monument in Tambunan

Sunsuron Guritom

Partially eroded by the elements, the stone skull topping this squat stone container, resembling a postbox, gives a clue as to its past use. Back in Sunsuron's headhunting days, the Dusun warriors would display the …
Waterfall in Tambunan

Mahua Waterfall

Around 26km northeast of Tambunan, this gorgeous 17m-high waterfall plunges into a deep pool below, perfect for a refreshing dip. There's a spartan hostel on site (dorm/room RM30/70) if you wish to stay the night, a…
Factory in Tenom

Fatt Choi Coffee Factory

Mr Foong Choon Sang founded this coffee factory in 1986 and became a local legend, growing Malaysia's best coffee – a lowland robusta bean. Come here to learn all about the processing, from the picking of the coffee…
Chinese in Tenom

Ohana Cafe

Friendly little kopitiam that most definitely is not halal. Come here for pork belly, barbecued pork and pork broth, plus a crunchy dose of vitamins in the form of sayur manis (wild greens).
Street Food in Tenom

Night Market

In the evenings this space comes alive with locals chowing down on barbecued chicken wings, roti canai and other halal foodstuffs.