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Tamparuli Sabah - A place to visit

Tamparuli Sabah was known as an old town rich with cultural value and fascinating places. The town located in the middle of Tuaran District, 36KM from the main city of Kota Kinabalu, easy to be found and a lot of surprises waiting for the visitors. The visitor will be fascinated with The Extreme Para Gliding Sport, The legendary of “Bukit Perahu”, Hatob-hatob Waterfall, Hanging Bridge and The Old Suspension Bridge Made by the British in the early 50s, The one and only "The Upside House Of Borneo" and Chantek Borneo Gallery if you visit Tamparuli Sabah. ( Please read more inside this website). For local tourist who likes to travel outside Malaysia, you can e-mail to D7tours and Travel Co through For International tourist who wish to visit Sabah The Land Below The Wind, you can e-mail or call to our correspondent travel agency:

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My Life My Stories: Tamu Tamparuli

Tamparuli Sabah located about 36KM from the main city of Kota Kinabalu. I was born 35 years ago in Tamparuli and really love my home town which I don't like to be apart from it even in a second of time. If you visit Tamparuli on Wednesday you will be enjoying the so-called Tamu Tamparuli. The visitor can buy almost everything there except illegal goods which prohibited from the law. I really enjoying the Tamu scene yesterday where I bought a lot of traditional foods and so forth. I only got limited day during this month for a relaxing activities such us going for Tamu Tamparuli. It is school break and that mean it is a holiday for teachers including me... Thanks, Happy School Break and Happy Raya 2013. God Bless 

Tamu Tamparuli

Welcome to Tamparuli - home of the famous Jambatan Tamparuli, a favourite folk song of the Kadazandusun people of Sabah which tells of a hanging bridge and the story a young girl who accidentally loses her shoe while crossing. Located some 42km from Kota Kinabalu, Tamparuli holds its weekly tamu (market) every Wednesday in the town centre.

Like most tamu, this is the best place to watch the local folks mingle as they do business. Fresh produce is often on display, as well as a variety of unique delicacies such as bambangan (a sour mango-like fruit preserved in jars and often served to complement main meals) and rice wine, known as tapai or lihing. You can find just about anything here, from clothing to livestock - so it's sure to be a shopping experience like no other!

Held on
Wednesday at Tamparuli Town

Opening hours
Most ‘tamu' operate as early as 6am and close by 2pm

Getting there
Tamparuli is only 40 minutes by car from KK City. Take a bus from the bus station in front of Wawasan Plaza for RM3.00 per person per way. Be sure to communicate with the bus driver to indicate your drop-off point. The drop-off point is usually also the pick-up point for your return journey. Buses run from 7:30am to 5:00pm.

A bonus for the visitor who visited Tamparuli.. They also can visit the famous Tuaran croc farm not far from Tamparuli town. Enjoy while you visit here... see ya.

Tuaran Crocodile Farm

If the thought of encountering living dinosaurs thrills you, we’re pleased to present you the Tuaran Crocodile Farm—a must-visit place for all Crocodile Dundee and Steve Irwin fanatics!

Located 32 kilometers (circa 40 minutes away) from the Kota Kinabalu city, this crocodile farm which was opened back in 2004 is a sanctuary for some 5,000 crocodiles. Among the species of crocodiles kept in the farm are the Buaya Tembaga (Crocodylus Porosus)—which can live both in freshwater and saltwater, the Nile Crocodile, the Aqua Crocodile (bisexual crocodile), and the Gharial Crocodile.

The 11-acre large farm also houses a variety of other animals such as two Borneo Anacondas measuring 28 and 20 feet each, the adorable and friendly Binturong bearcats, ostriches, deer, as well as ponds of catfish and koi fish—which are always in anticipation for visitors to feed them. Should you be lucky, you will also get the chance to take a sneak peek at cute baby crocs in the nursery.

The crocodile farm is situated at Kg. Lok Batik, Jalan Sulaman Highway Tuaran and is open daily from 8.30a.m to 5.30p.m. 

Activities & Tariffs
Entrance fees for Malaysian visitors are RM10 for adults and RM5 for children (4 to 12 years old). Foreign visitors (non-Malaysians) are charged RM15 for adults and RM10 for children (4 to 12 years old). 

Visitors can observe are the crocodile feeding sessions which are scheduled at 9a.m, 10.30a.m, 12 noon, 12.45p.m, 1.30p.m, 2.15p.m, 4.15p.m, and 4.45p.m daily. 

Other than that, crocodile shows are held at 11a.m and 3p.m Monday to Saturday, and 11a.m, 1p.m and 3p.m on Sundays and public holidays. 

Visitors are also welcomed to watch cultural shows at 11.30a.m and 3.30p.m Monday to Saturday, and 11.30a.m, 1.30p.m and 3.30p.m on Sunday and public holidays.

Getting There
To get there, visitors can take a bus to Tuaran from Kota Kinabalu; journey from Kota Kinabalu to Tuaran takes about 40 minutes. 

From Tuaran, visitors need to take another bus to Kg. Laya-Laya. Bus fare from Kota Kinabalu to Tuaran cost RM4.00, while bus fare from Tuaran to Kg. Laya-Laya is RM1.50. 

Further Information:
Kg Lok Batik, Jalan Sulaman Highway
P.O.BOX 65, 
89208 Tuaran

Tel: +60 88 793 376, +60 88 793 377
Fax:088 793 623

Sources: Sabah Tourism


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