town in Sabah

Kudat is a town in Sabah, Malaysia.

Shoplots at the harbour quarter of Kudat in the early morning

Get inEdit

By carEdit

Kudat is 190 km from Kota Kinabalu, about 3 hr drive by car.

By planeEdit

  • 1 Kudat Airport (KUD IATA). flights from Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan    

Get aroundEdit

You can go by taxi, self-drive or with a tour agent. Four-wheel drives and saloon cars with permits are stationed near the Indian Restaurant opposite the Health Clinic in Kampung Air. Four-wheel drives can take between 7-8 passengers at RM20-25 per passenger return, while saloon cars take up to 4 passengers and charge RM240 for a return trip to Simpang Mengayau.


Fuk Tek Kung Temple, a Taoist temple that was built in the early 1970s by the local Hokkien Association
  • Tip of Borneo, Simpang Mengayau.
  • Honey Bee Farm, Kampung Gombizau.
  • Gong Making Village at Kampung Sumangkap.
  • Bead centre, Kampung Tinangol.



Be sure to check out the Rungus handicraft, particularly their intricate beaded work and handwoven Tinohian cloth. When in Kudat, make a trip to Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, the tip of Borneo. This is the meeting point of the South China and Sulu seas, with a rich historical and cultural background. The dramatic vista of the endless sea and blue skies will take your breath away.




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