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Sabah : East Malaysia / BORNEO MALAYSIA - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
 
  Sabah Map 1
  Sabah Map 2
   
  Eco Treasures
  Celebrations & Festivals
  Unique Ethnic Group
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Beach Holiday
  Island Holiday
  National Parks
  Tamu Sunday Market
  Golfing
 
  KOTA KINABALU (KK):
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Aquarium & Marine Museum
  Handicraft Market
  Jesselton Point Waterfront
  Kipandi Butterfly Park
  Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
  Monsopiad Cultural Village
  Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
 
  BEAUFORT:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  KENINGAU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Crocker Range National Park
 
  TENOM:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Agriculture Park
 
  KOTA BELUD:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Pulau Mantanani Island
  Tamu (Sunday Market)
 
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  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Pulau Tiga Park
 
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  General Info
 
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  Rungus Longhouse
  Honey Bee Village
  Gong Making
  Tamu Kudat
 
  KUNDASANG & RANAU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Fish Massage
  Kundasang War Memorial
  Sabah Tea Garden
 
  Kinabalu Park
 
  General Info
  Flora & Fauna
  People Of Mount Kinabalu
  Poring Hot Springs
 
  Trails Of Wonder
  The Summit Trail
  The Mesilau Route
  Climbing To The Peak
  Via Ferrata
  Trails Map
 
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  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
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  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
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  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Crocodile Farm
 
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  Agnes Keith House
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  Lower Kinabatangan River
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  Turtle Island Park
 
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SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA

BEAUFORT : General Info & Tourist Attraction

 
 

BEAUFORT

DISTRICT

 

Beaufort, a name that bears the meaning ?the beautiful fort? in old French, sits pretty at the southwest region of Sabah. This quiet provincial town is situated less than 2 hours away, roughly 97 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu. A sister to the Beaufort town in North Carolina, Beaufort is mainly inhabited by the Bisaya, Brunei, Murut, and Chinese denizens. The Beaufort tamu (weekly market) is held every Friday and Saturday. It is famous for its local produce especially the fresh selections of local tropical fruits. When in Beaufort, don?t miss the chance to sample the scrumptiously well-known Beaufort Mee - a noodle dish served either dry or with soup.

 
 

GARAMA WETLAND

 

 

Another unique eco-tourism destination for you to explore in Sabah. Take a leisurely boat cruise along the Garama River to look out for the curious-looking Proboscis Monkey with its over-sized nose and pot belly. They usually hang out in small groups that consist of a dominant male and four or five females. Feeding on leaves and seeds, they go from tree to tree and are best sighted during the day or late afternoons. These animals are only found on the island of Borneo. This tranquil setting of mangroves, palms, scrubs and secondary forests also attracts other wildlife like Macaques, the rare silver Leaf monkey, flying foxes, birds and water buffalos. The cruise lasts for 1 ? hours and ends as the sun sets and daylight fades into dusk. There are a few riverside refreshment places along the Garama River serving up local dishes and refreshing drinks.

 

Getting There

The drive to Beaufort from Kota Kinabalu City is about 2 hours via the Beaufort Highway, southwest of Sabah. Travel another 25km to Kampung Garama to start your river cruise. This tour is best arranged with a tour-operator.

 
 

KLIAS WETLAND - Mangrove Forest Reserve

 

Located on the Klias Peninsula is the Klias Wetland, a Mangrove Forest Reserve. With the bizarre-looking proboscis monkey gaining as much popularity with the tourists as the orang utan, the Klias Wetland with its large proboscis population is fast becoming the latest ecotourism destination in Sabah. These tree-dwelling animals normally hunt for food in the evenings so many boat cruises depart the Kota Klias jetty at around 3.00pm. Other riverside residents that may be spotted are macaques, crocodiles, moniter lizards, tree snakes and birds such as the eagle. Back on the jetty, enjoy a natural light show when hundreds of fireflies put on a glowing performance for your benefit.

 

Getting There

Located 110km south of Kota Kinabalu, Klias is about a 2-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu City. You may want to arrange your visit with a local tour operator.

 
 

STARCEVICH MEMORIAL STONE

 

Private Thomas Leslie Starcevich enlisted in the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in April 1941. In December 1941 he joined the 2/43rd Battalion, 24th Brigade, 9th Division in Palestine. In April 1945, the 9th Division left for Borneo in the closing months of World War 11. There in Beaufort town and with his unit under fire from the enemy, Starcevich displayed tremendous bravery when he twice approached enemy fire, rushing forward and firing from his Bren gun. With the enemy machine-gun posts knocked out, his ?B' Company was able to continue their assault. Thomas L. Starcevich was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery and on 28th August 1947, he received his Victoria Cross medal at Western Australia where he eventually returned to farming.

 

He is buried in the Esperance Public Lawn Cemetery, Western Australia. After the War, the road where the action took place was named Victoria Cross Road by the local townsfolk and a Memorial Stone was erected along it. It is located just near the present-day Beaufort Police station. The inscription on it reads ?In June 1945, on this hill, by his valour and disregard of danger, Private L.T Starcevich of 2/43rd Battalion A.I.F (Australian Imperial Forces), routed the Japanese defenders.'

 

Getting There

Beaufort town is an hour and a half away from Kota Kinabalu City and you can take a bus, self-drive or take a leisurely two hour diesel train ride. You can also contact a local tour operator.

 

By Train

Board from the Tanjung Aru Train Station. Fares are RM4.80 one way. Schedule Departure : Mon - Sun 7.45am , Sun 1.35pm. Return from Beaufort : Mon - Sun 9.55am , Sun 10am

 

Mini Bus

You can take a Mini Bus from the Bus Station in front of Wawasan Plaza in KK City with departures throughout the day, starting from early morning. A one-way fare is RM5.00.

 

Taxis

Leave from the station at Padang Merdeka in KK.

 
 

WESTON WETLAND

One of Sabah's hidden treasures, Weston Wetland is a fantastic getaway for the nature-lover. Make your way to the small town of Weston. Your boat ride to the Weston Wetland Retreat begins from the 100-year old jetty by the village. The lodge is an establishment built in the heart of Weston's swamp area, offering plenty to see and do. Lodging is basic and dormitory-style; a wooden ?longhouse' with common bathrooms. Go on a river cruise in search of the elusive Proboscis Monkey, cheeky macaques and flying fox. Along the way, learn crab-catching the traditional way. A hike along the nature trail will lead you to many exotic pitcher plants growing wild. In the evening, enjoy a home-cooked meal at the Kingfisher Lounge, built on stilts and offering a panoramic view of the wetlands. When the lights go off, it's show time! Hundreds of fireflies light up the trees, illuminating the stillness of the night. Another must-do activity? Star-gazing. The brilliant night sky dazzling with stars will be a sight not soon forgotten right here at the Weston Wetland.

 

Getting There

Weston is a two-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu and only 20 minutes from the district of Beaufort.

 
 
 
BEAUFORT : General Info & Tourist Attraction
SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA