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Kudat is tucked away in the extreme north of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Tribes here include the Rungus, who live in longhouses where multi-generational families dwell under the same roof. For centuries, trade with the Philippine Islands flourished here and that link remains today. Kudat's lovely beaches make it a relaxing getaway. For nature lovers, the Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary is one of the main highlights, as is the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Sukau, the main village on the mighty Kinabatangan River, offers opportunities for hiking and photography.
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Visit one of nature’s true wonders at the Honey Bee Farm located at Kampung Gombizau.
Gong Village at Kampung Sumangkap and the Bread Center at Kampung Tinangol make for a nice outing where Remote Lands clientele can bargain and meet the locals. Rungus handicraft features intricate bead work. The Tinohian cloth is hand-woven and makes for excellent souvenirs.
The Kudat Golf & Marina Resort offers excellent dining. There’s also a nice golf course here, which is the oldest in all of Borneo and was founded in 1906. There are 18 holes on a par 72 course.
Enjoy the comfort of your own holiday home at the Hibiscus Villa, an idyllic, decadent resort situated in north Sabah. Built on the property of a former coconut plantation, the Villa sleeps eight people in its cozy confines, with three comfortable bedrooms, each with an en-suite bedroom and air conditioning, a lounge area with views of the South China Sea, and a dining area. The villa comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a maid and laundry service, air-conditioning, TVs and DVD players, an 18-meter long infinity pool, paddling pool, sun loungers, telephone, barbeque, en-suite bathrooms and crisp cotton linen. Additionally guests can access the villaâ€™s secluded, private beach, swimming pool, or take part in one of the numerous outdoor pursuits available here. The villa is perfect for couples, newlyweds, and families looking for a luxurious experience and an excellent location for exploring Borneo.