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Updated on : Monday, October 26, 2015 11:42:20 PM
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Sipitang is a transit town for visitors from Sarawak
and Brunei Darussalam to Sabah. And is the closest town in Sabah to the Sarawak border, located
about 44 kilometres south of Beaufort and 144 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu City.
This 452-metre long and 75-metre wide esplanade is
a major landmark and tourist attraction for the Sipitang district.
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Fishing is one of the favourite pastimes in Sipitang.
A family sat down at the end of the long wooden jetty fishing. An activity involving the whole family, they like to spend their free time fishing after finishing their chores at home.
Sipitang Bus Station (Sipitang Bus Terminal) at Jalan OKK Puteh
Sipitang Bus Station
(Sipitang Bus Terminal)
The small Sipitang Town has some good amenities :
1- a Community Center,
2- a mosque,
3- children playground,
4- hawkers stalls,
5- rubbish pit,
6- a market
7- public toilet
Sipitang is the only town in Sabah with a sandy beach right infront the town center.
The seafront has for the last few years upgraded and now visitors can enjoy the sea breeze during the late afternoon and evening watching the magnificent sunset.
Sipitang (Old name Mengalong)
Sipitang was originally called Mengalong after the river Sungai Mengalong.
Its territory spanned from Mengalong River from the Marintaman area to Trusan in Brunei and was leased by the North Borneo East India Company from the local leader to open up rubber plantations.
Mengalong is still the name of the river in Sipitang District.
Sipitang Rest House
Located in the town area at the end of Jalan Rest House, at the seafront.
This Rest House has 6 rooms at RM65 per night.
Beside is a Restaurant that serves good food.
Breeze is warm and smooth.
In the morning the prawn trawlers hauling their catch at the Brunei Bay as well as the harvesting of the sea shells by the villagers from the wee hours of the morning.
At the distance you see many ships parking waiting for their turn to call at the Labuan Island Port.
Pineapples and Durian
Sipitang and Sindumin are famous forpineapple and durian during fruiting season,
Other local fruits that grow well in the area also available
Wednesday and Thursday it is the Tamu Sipitang (local flea market that sells local produce)
The Tamu is along the road side in the town area.
Sabah Forest Industries
Sabah Forest Industries is along the Sipitang-Sindumin Road.
This is the only paper factory in Sabah.
Marintaman Beach in Sipitang
The sealed road to the beach is not far.
At the junction of Sipitang Town and Marintaman Beach, there is a school beside the junction.
From Marintaman Beach is nice view of the Sipitang Town.
Attraction around Sipitang
Long Pasia (Lait Lakong Mataga_nature@yahoo.com) (Mr. Eddie at 011-12017897 to arrange a tour and homestay)
Maga Waterfall of Long Pasia