Thursday, August 16, 2012

Top 8 Places to Visit in Tuaran (Ultimate Tuaran Guide™)

Previously i posted up Top 12 Tuaran Food You Must Try and it received good responses from friends and readers and now i'm going to present to you Top 8 Places to Visit in and around Tuaran! 

1. Tuaran Hanging Bridge

The hanging bridge is located in Tuaran market itself. The hanging bridge is stretched across the Tuaran river and connect to the other side of the kampung. Villagers like farmers, school kids and worker often seen using the bridge to get to the other side. As far as i know it has been there for more than 40 years. 

While others are using it like their life depend on it, I was there jumping and run across the bridge when i was way younger and got chase away by the people using it. Those were the good old days. :)

2. Tuaran Sunday Market

Tuaran Sunday market is open from 5am - 1pm and you can find all sort of things over there. I talked about the food you must try over there on my previous post. You can experience the local culture and daily life at Sunday Market.

Best go before 10am or 11 am to avoid the heat.

3.  Pagoda San Ling Tuaran

Build in the middle of 90s, this 10 stories tall pagoda cost about rm5 million and took a couple of year to complete. It is so tall that you could even see Yayasan Sabah tower from the topmost floor. The view from the top most floor is magnificent. From the west side you can see the entire little busy Tuaran town and from the east side you can see the majestic Mount Kinabalu.

Pagoda do charge a small amount of fee for their maintenance purposes.
Local Adult Rm1.00
Local Child Rm0.50
Tourist Adult RM2.00
Tourist Child RM1.00

4.  Salut Coconut Pudding

There is nothing better than to eat cold and refreshing coconut pudding under the hot scorching sun. It's located 20 minutes away from Tuaran and you will pass by it using the new road through crocodile farm. The pudding serve in coconut is RM4 and it's RM2 in cup which allows you to take away easily. 

Location is provided in my previous post on this place.

5.  Tuaran Crocodile Farm

Home to hundreds over crocodiles, crocodile farm is located on the way to Rasa Ria Shangrila resort and Salut Kelapa. Besides crocodiles, there are other animals and you're allow to feed them with the food provided. There are cultural shows and crocodile shows exhibiting local dance and daredevils stuns performing with huge 12 feet crocodiles. 

Crocodile shows Duration: 10 - 15 minutes
Monday to Saturday 11.00am and 3.00pm 
Sunday and Public Holiday 11.00am , 1.00pm and 3.00pm

 Daily operating hours 8.30 - 5.30pm

Entrance fee : RM10 for Adult Local

Suitable for both kids and adults.

Do check out the previous post i wrote on it for more pictures and personal encounters with the animals over there. Map is provided in the post.

6.   Rumah Terbalik Upside down house.

The one and only in south east Asia and also the first in Malaysia, Up side down house has become phenomenal and thousand over flock over to Sabah to have a look at the unique house. I was there months after it was open and i would suggest you to come visit this place because it's 15 minutes away from Tuaran.

Entrance fee -
 Adult RM18, 
Children below 12 yo RM5, 
Students with student card presented on counter RM5 *price may change

 Here is my previous post  and here is another post made by jakartapost about it.

7.  Kellybays Tuaran

Located after crocodile farm Kellybay is the latest Borneo paradise attract open earlier in the year 2012. Borneo Kellybays, the Borneo’s Mystical Paradise is located within a mangrove forest with a beach that stretches 7 km long overlooking the South China Sea and yet to be discovered by the local Sabahans. And now, we are offering a unique double opportunity for visitors to experience life in the mangrove forest and river while at the same time enjoy the sea breeze and sun bathe at the beach. [source]

You can ultimately enjoy yourself beside the river on hanging hammock while sipping on coconut juice. They also provide water sports and team building activities for families. Here is their contact and maps.

Do check Mei Tzeu's relaxing trip to KellyBay review.

8.  Rasa Ria Shangri-la Resort

Image source by Discover Borneo

5 star resort Rasa Ria Shangrila resort is located 10 minutes away from Tuaran. As a child i always went there to play at the beach and enjoy my weekend holiday there. They renovated and improve the resort in the mid of 2012. This could be one of the best place for sweet escape from busy KK city. Plan along with a group of friends and escape to the wonder of nature that Rasa Ria has to provide for you.

Full Screen Map
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I just want to thank my friends that follow me around and supporting me while doing this post. It wasn't easy and there are tones of other things to arrange. There will be more upcoming project by me! and in the mean time do check out my previous post on Top 12 Tuaran Food You Must Try.

Hayden Chan


  1. Good article overall. Bro mcm ada yang kurang. Royal Sabah Turf Club At Kg Tambalang. Must Visit Place in Tuaran hihi do follow mine @ .. Glad to see Tuaran Bloggers around =)

    1. hi! thanks for the suggestion of new places. I remember there was a horse racing track in Tuaran will check it out soon! thanks :)

  2. I passed by tuaran every time I went back to my hometown KB and I haven't been to half of these places ^^"

    1. haha it's time for you to visit those places the next time you're on your way back to KB :) have a nice day! :D

  3. Nice one Chan! :D now u make me miss Tuaran mee ord! :( and I have yet to visit the upside down house!

  4. Wow! This is the ultimate travel guide to Tuaran! Thanks for the detailed information!

  5. Nice blog, Hayden, I am heading to Sabah on Friday, and on Sunday I will be driving to Tuaran and Kota Belud (I have my own blog too)