Daily Excursion: Tip Of Borneo Tour
Travel to the Tip of Borneo, where the South China Sea meets the Sulu Sea. You will be traveling to Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, a 3 hour ride from Kota Kinabalu city, followed by visits to a Rungus Longhouse, Bee Farm, Gong Making Village in the area. If we go on a Sunday, we can also visit the Sunday market, called Tamu.
We expect to return you to Kota Kinabalu city by 7.00pm.
Daily Excursion: Tip Of Borneo and Rungus Longhouse
This is a day tour to the district of Kudat, the beautiful northern tip of Borneo. We will leave Kota Kinabalu city at 7.30am and return at 7.00pm.
Tip Of Borneo
This dramatic headland is situated in the northern-most tip of BORNEO, the third largest island in the world, after Greenland and New Guinea. It is located in the Kudat Peninsula, about three and a half hours (or 215 kilometres) drive from Kota Kinabalu City.
Simpang Mengayau means ‘lingering junction’ as it is here that the South China Sea lingers and meets the Sulu Seas flowing from the east … Enjoy the stunning view. The sunsets and full moons are just beautiful … The Pulau Kalampunian lighthouse is a reminder of treacherous coastline and past shipwrecks. On the left is the beautiful beach of Pantai Kalampunian.
It’s a lovely easy stroll to the flagpole, the Globe and the rocky outcrop that forms the “Tip of Borneo”.
- See more at: http://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/tip-borneo-tanjung-simpang-mengayau
Kampung Bavanggazo (Rungus Longhouse)
Traditionally, the Rungus people live in longhouses built on stilts, but the shift to modern-day living has meant that the sight of such longhouses are getting more rare. In Kg Bavanggazo near Tinangol in the Kudat district, you can still experience this fascinating communal lifestyle in a purpose-built longhouse constructed entirely of traditional materials but with added modern comforts like toilets and showers.
Situated in a valley about 41 kilometres south of Kudat town and 98 kilometres or two and a half hours drive from KK City, you can get a taste of real Rungus living through their food, daily rituals and music on a day trip.
- See more at: http://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/kampung-bavanggazo-rungus-longhouse
Gombizau Honey Bee Farm
Gombizau Honey Bee Farm is located in Matunggong, a sub-district 43 kilometers south of Kudat town, where one of the economical activities for the village community is honey bee farming. For many generations, the people of Kampung Gombizau has been consuming raw honey as it is believed and has been proven to possess remedial properties; other than being able to lend its superior taste to food when used in cooking.
Here, visitors will be able to observe how a bee farm is managed. They will often get a taste of raw honey straight from the honeycomb.
- See more at: http://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/gombizau-honey-bee-farm
Kampung Sumangkap Gong Factory
The gong is the most important Rungus musical instrument and often is the key instrument of many native tribes. You will hear the hypnotic rhythm of the gongs when it is played during festivities, weddings and during the welcome ceremony. The gongs are made and sold in Kampung Sumangkap, visitors can expect to find souvenirs of different shapes and designs.
*Rate above is quoted in MYR (Ringgit Malaysia) and does not include the Goods and Service Tax of 6% (GST). Tax will be implemented in the official issued tax invoice.