Tip of Borneo

Tip of Borneo a.k.a Tanjung Simpang Mengayau is located 40 km to the northwest of Kudat town and 215 km about 3 and half hour from Kota Kinabalu. Tanjung Simpang Mengayau means the ‘wandering crossroad promontory’. Foremost, here that the South China Sea lingers and meets the Sulu Seas flowing from the east. At the tip, the water from these two bodies of ocean wanders between each other. History also has it that Ferdinand Magellan, a famous seafarer had stopped at the crossroad of these two oceans to repair his fleets. The local dialect name for this ocean promontory is Tanjung Sampang Magazo which means ‘a junction where the battle took place’.

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The paved walk to Tip of Borneo

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A monument in the shape of globe to mark the Tip of Borneo

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The triangular rocky outcrop that forms the actual Tip of Borneo

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The land’s end. Actual Tip of Borneo

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Rocky look like a turtle

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Unique rock formations at the cape that has been ravaged by million years of erosion

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Stairway from actual Tip of Borneo to globe

~ by alaminabdullah on November 1, 2009.

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