Photo: Sabah's most northerly point.

Tip of Borneo

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Sabah’s most northerly point, Tanjung Simpang Mengayu, has a wonderful air of falling off the edge of the map — sandstone fingers grasp at the sea, trailing into the treacherous waters where the South China and Sulu seas converge.

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Once a place of pirates, explorers and sunken galleons, the cape has been developed for tourism, and is officially known as the "Tip of Borneo". Here on the left pointy ear of Sabah’s dog-head map, the magnificent windswept clifftop views deliver sublime sunsets as waters dramatically crash the rocks below. A bronze globe monument marks the headland and is a popular photo-taking spot with local tourists. Stairs lead down the pitted sandstone cliff for the best views of the peninsula, but a warning barrier doesn’t seem to deter most from climbing beyond to the dangerous rocks below (be careful, the waves ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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