5 Things To Do At The Tip of Borneo, Kudat, Sabah

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The Tip of Borneo is located in the Kudat district of Sabah. One of the most popular tourist attraction in Sabah. Visitors call it an unspoiled attraction due to its remoteness.

What makes Tip of Borneo so popular is because it is the meeting point between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea! This actually reminds me of the tip of New Zealand’s North Island – Cape Reinga, where both oceans, Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean, collide.

Though far, the scenery was absolutely beautiful and worth the long drive.

Things To Do At Tip Of Borneo:

1. buy some local produce on the way

There were plenty of fresh produce stalls set up by local people along the road from Kota Kinabalu to Tip of Borneo. Stop by some of them and buy their local produce with zero plastic packaging fresh from their farms! Not only that, they were sold at an extremely reasonable price too! Other than fruits and vegetables, you can also feast your eyes of their local handmade crafts or purchase them as souvenirs!

2. Take beautiful photographs at the tip

It was low tide at the rocky outcrop. With the no-entry zone in place, we ignored the sign and went down nonetheless. It was the same with everyone else there. Of course, you need to be aware of weather changes as it can be really sunny one second and heavy downpour the next! The cliffs do look pretty majestic where we came down from! To catch low tide, make sure you go in the morning and not late in the evenings! 

3. Take a photograph at the flagpole and globe monument

The road up to the monument and flagpole is well-paved and easy to walk. Other than that, it also offers an unsurpassable view of the ocean. If you didn’t take a photo at the monument, it means you’ve not been to Tip of Borneo!

4. Swing or lay in one of the many hammocks near the beach

Near the Tip of Borneo is Simpang Mengayau beach, facing the carpark. Here, you will find hammocks tied to the trees. This pristine beach is praised for its white sandy beach and clear blue water. Be prepared to spend a good few hours here if you’re looking for a place to wind down! Most importantly, the place is not crowded at all!

5. Purchase your own seafood and ask the local restaurants to cook them for you

Drive around or ask the local to bring you to the local wet market. Choose from the various kinds of seafood and fresh fish that were sold there. You need to learn how to bargain for a food price as there will be plenty of stalls selling almost the same thing! Buy seafood like crabs and prawns, head over to a local seafood restaurant and ask if they can cook that for you! By doing that, you can ensure what you put inside your mouth is fresh!

In A Nutshell

Tip of Borneo isn’t a place for thrills or excitement, but it is certainly a place for relaxation and getaways. Make sure you apply sunscreen as it can be hot at the tip! Other than that, if you want to walk down the cliff, make sure you don’t go during high tide! Be aware of weather changes and carry an umbrella with you if you have any. Also, make sure you don’t miss out on the seafood because they’re the freshest you can find! The long drive will be worth it!

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