Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Tempurung

Pantai Tempurung

Borneo's loveliest beach is a long, almost-pristine stretch of white sand, lapped at by clear waters. The waves are gentle and great for swimming. You need your own wheels to get here, or else charter a taxi in Kual…
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…
National Park in Pulau Labuan

Labuan Marine Park

Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Rusukan Kecil and Pulau Rusukan Besar are uninhabited islands lying southwest of Labuan that are now protected by the federal government. The beaches are pristine, but dynamite fishing has destr…
Museum in Pulau Labuan

Labuan Museum

This museum provides a good (if dry) introduction to the island's history and culture, from precolonial days through British and Japanese occupation, WWII and the establishment of Labuan as an independent federal te…
Cemetery in Pulau Labuan

WWII Memorial (Labuan War Cemetery)

A dignified expanse of lawn with row upon row of headstones dedicated to the nearly 4000 Commonwealth servicemen, mostly Australian and British, who lost their lives in Borneo during WWII. The cemetery is near the g…
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 …
Memorial in Beaufort

Memorial Stone

There's a small monument to Private Thomas Leslie Starcevich, an Australian WWII veteran. In 1945 Starcevich single-handedly overwhelmed a Japanese machine-gun position, for which he received the Victoria Cross, 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…