Pantai Tempurung

Top choice in Sabah

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 Kuala Penyu.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Sabah attractions

1. Memorial Stone

19.45 MILES

There's a small monument to Private Thomas Leslie Starcevich, an Australian WWII veteran. In 1945 Starcevich single-handedly overwhelmed a Japanese…

2. Chimney

22.29 MILES

Formerly part of an old coal-mining station, this is the only historic monument of its kind in Malaysia, and has good views along the coast. Next to it is…

3. Labuan Bird Park

22.4 MILES

This pretty park offers refuge to a wide range of species (580, apparently) in three geodesic domes, and a swath of rainforest. The birds look a little…

4. WWII Memorial (Labuan War Cemetery)

25.22 MILES

A dignified expanse of lawn with row upon row of headstones dedicated to the nearly 4000 Commonwealth servicemen, mostly Australian and British, who lost…

5. Labuan Marine Museum

26.18 MILES

On the coast just east of the centre, the Labuan International Sea Sports Complex houses a decent little museum with a good shell collection and displays…

6. Labuan Museum

26.56 MILES

This museum provides a good (if dry) introduction to the island's history and culture, from precolonial days through British and Japanese occupation, WWII…

7. Chinese Temple

26.62 MILES

Built by the Hokkien people and also known as the 'eighth' temple, this temple conducts a colourful ceremony of the ninth emperor, a deity in Chinese…