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Kudat is a town in Sabah, Malaysia.

Shops at Kudat harbour in the early morning

Get in


By car


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

By bus


It's a 3hr minibuses ride from the Bas Bandaran Berjaya terminal in Kota Kinabalu. (RM50, Updated August 2022). Buses leave once full.

By plane

  • 1 Kudat Airport (KUD  IATA). flights from Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan Kudat Airport (Q1431795) on Wikidata Kudat Airport on Wikipedia

Get around


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.






  • 1 Tommy's Place @ Tip of Borneo, Simpang Menggayau, +60138238148, fax: +60 88 493468. Out of town, on the road up to the Tip of Borneo

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