Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tip of Borneo at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Kudat

If you have plenty of time when visiting Kota Kinabalu or even plan for another trip again, why don't make a day trip to Tip of Borneo as part of your visit? Shame to say that this place has been existed for so long but only early of this year, I managed to visit Tip of Borneo with my mom, Boyfie, my sister and her boyfriend during on the 6th day of Chinese New Year.

Located in Kudat district which require at least approximately of 3 and half hours drive from Kota Kinabalu town centre, this theatrical island is situated in the northern part of Sabah. Throughout the 3 and half hours drive, it's kinda gave pain for the butt especially due to some part of the road are so bumpy and some are not being repaired or improved yet, but once we reached Tip of Borneo, we knew that the journey is worthwhile even we visited for a very short period of time.

Tip of Borneo – Simpang Mengayau 01
#1: Need to walk at least 250 meters away from where we parked our car before reach the landmark.

Tip of Borneo – Simpang Mengayau 02
#2: Despite the scorching hot weather, we were blessed with vivid and pristine blue ocean as well as the sky while walking on the pathway.

Tip of Borneo – Simpang Mengayau 03
#3: This is the highlighted and famous icon of Tip of Borneo, Giant Bronze Globe.

Tip of Borneo – Simpang Mengayau 04
#4: At the behind of the Giant Bronze Globe, there is a map featured the Borneo Island embossed in bronze and laid on a flat surface at an angle with inscriptions to mark the Tip of Borneo. From the map, it showed that Tanjung Simpang Mengayau is located exactly where South China Sea lingers and meets Sulu Seas flowing from the east.

Tip of Borneo – Simpang Mengayau 05
#5: Not just the view itself, we enjoyed the cool and windy ocean breeze here.

Tip of Borneo – Simpang Mengayau 08
#6: Visitors are only allowed to go beyond this point or else, it will be on visitor own risk.

Tip of Borneo – Simpang Mengayau 
#7: Steep cliff to the rocky outcrop that forms the Tip of Borneo

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#8: One of the Sabah's attraction that promise will give you a tranquility and breath-taking view.

Admission is free anyway.

How To Get To Here:
Can go either by taxi, with a tour agent or self-drive. Taxi would be expensive option, whereas with a tour agent you might need to pre-booked. I would recommended rent a car if you like to discover this place by your own and it would be much cheaper compare book with tour agent, if travel in a big group.

And if you have extra time, you can consider to overnight here for a spectacular sunset as well as sunrise view at one of the nearest and convenient that I highly recommended, Tommy's Place. You can check out HERE for more details. 

[Credit To: Ben's Slice of Life, Sabah Tourism Board Official Website, Wikipedia]


  1. weehhaaa! Just went there last weekend.. That place is seriously awesome.. Pantai Kelambu, which is not far from that place is pretty too.. :)

  2. wow! so nice the view and blue skies! i love it!

  3. Been there few times and never get enough :)

  4. waaa i always want to go there....hmm.. Need to plan immediately..hehe....

  5. ohemgie...didnt expect the sky and sea that blueeee! must visit, i must say.

  6. been one of my going-to-visit places! huhuuhhu

  7. nice nice!! this place looks like some scenery from Aussie!

  8. Times change. The farmer's daughter now tells jokes about the traveling salesman.
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