Welcome to Tip of Borneo
Sabah's northernmost headland, at the end of a wide bay 40km from Kudat, is known as Tanjung Sipang Mengayu, or the Tip of Borneo. Magellan reputedly landed here for 42 days during his 16th-century round-the-world voyage. Once a wild promontory, this windswept viewpoint where the cliffs meet the sea is dominated by a large, truncated globe monument. But the monument is not what you come for. You come for the surreal, punch-drunk sunsets, for some of Borneo's loveliest beaches (that you'll likely have all to yourself), for Malaysia's best surfing, for lazy hours spent watching Rungus kids kicking a football in between bamboo-and-thatch houses, for clear, starry nights undimmed by nonexistent streetlights. Even though visitors have been coming here for years, most of the time you'll still feel as if you've stumbled upon a well-kept secret.