If you are the type who prefers to avoid crowds on a trip and you more attracted by beautiful, less explored landscapes, then you must include the Tip of Borneo on your list.
Some say that there is nothing to do or to see here, except some rocks and the deserted beach. They may be right, because the place is not a tourist attraction in the general meaning. There are no fun activities or shopping centers for you to buy souvenirs from. However, many people enjoy coming here, either as a part of a tour including a visit of the nearby located Kudat longhouses, or for the extraordinary beauty of the landscape itself.
When it comes to the landscape, it is indeed breathtaking. Imagine the deep blue sky and the agitated blue see below contrasting with the green trees and the lighter green color of the grass, in an incredible chromatic spectacle. Moreover, if you happen to be here at sunrise or at sunset, the picture becomes even more amazing, with the different shades of red and orange that are added.
The Tip of Borneo is located in the northern part of the island, in the Sabah County. At the base of the promontory, there is a globe that shows its exact position on the island. The name of the rock, translated from Bajau, the language of the native people who lived here since ancient times, means “promontory where great battle took place”.
The historical documents do not show the existence of such an event, but these waters were once infested by pirates, who attacked the merchants’ ships, stealing their cargos and killing the men on board. One of them may have survived to give the place this name, as a remembrance of the massacre that took place here.
Nevertheless, the sea is safe now, because the pirates are long gone. If you want to find a place for meditation, away from the noise and crowd of the city, you must reach the Tip of Borneo.
|Tip of Borneo||MYR 275.00|
- Land transfer from hotel
- entrance fee
- Honeybee farm
- Rungus Longhouse
- Gong Making area
- Simpang Mengayau