Kudat possesses the dreamy atmosphere with its sunburnt stilted building, fishing boats out in the bay and slow tropical pace. Who knows that this sleepy Kudat was once a capital of Borneo and used to be an important trading post back in 19th century. Don’t be puzzled if you notice some of the Chinese names were used for street, as they were requested by the British to come and run coconut plantation in the past. Many of their descendants are still here today, along with a warm cast of Bajau, Rungus, and Filipino.
‘Rungus’ tribe, which is one of the indigenous tribe of Sabah, is the majority in Kudat who are mostly farmers and gifted artisans who excel in woven basketry, intricate weaving, and beautiful beadwork. The tip of Borneo – Simpang Mengayau is the prominent destination visited by most tourist as it promising a spectacular and scenic view of the long wide ocean with the rocky beach. Simpang Mengayau means ‘lingering junction’ as it is here that the South China Sea lingers and meets the Sulu Sea flowing from the east. You will be astonished by the view of the sunset and full moon at night in a peaceful night sky.
• Visit Rungus Tribe
• Visit Longhouse
• Visit Honey Village
• Visit Gong Village
• Visit Tip of Borneo (Simpang Mengayau)
Return land transfers, Entrance Fee, Rungus Culture Dance, Lunch at Longhouse and English Speaking Guide.
WHAT TO BRING: Extra cash for personal expenses, sun block lotion, hat, camera and extra drinking water.
GUIDELINES: The journey will take 1 Hour 45 Minutes from Kota Kinabalu to Kudat Long House.
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