Welcome to Tambunan
Nestled among the green curves of the Crocker hills, Tambunan, about 81km south of KK, is Sabah's rice basket. 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. The Dusan people who live here are renowned for their fierce fighting against the Japanese during WWII and past headhunting practises.