Tamparuli Tamu and the famous Jambatan Tamparuli

tamu tamparuli

Tamparuli town is known for its Jambatan Tamparuli (Tamparuli Hanging Bridge). Tamu is held every Wednesday where locals bring their crops and live stocks for sale at the open market. You can practically find anything here for sale as the local will do their weekly shopping here and mingle around with each other. Tamu may be chaotic for the first timer but many interesting discoveries are waiting for you at every corner. 🙂

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 hand made chicken cage by local

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Cute duckling for sale

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a local tobacco seller with few variety of tobacco


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 fresh catch from the river. Lokan is usually BBQ-ed and eaten with chili sauce

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Fresh vegetables on display

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 a traditional healer with his medical oil performing treatment on his patient


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 an old woman with her stalls beside a mud water

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 Gucci and Burberry anyone?

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Old Land Rover parks near an old petrol station

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dried salted eel

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poor chicken waiting for the potential buyer

tamparuli bridge

 a one-way low bridge below Tamparuli bridge. It was built more than 50 years ago

Tamparuli Town

Tamparuli Town

 Old shops made of wood can still be found around Tamparuli town area

Watch our video about Tamparuli bridge with its famous song  performed by Malaysia National Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble


Getting there: Tamparuli town is located 40 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu city center. It is located on the way to Kinabalu National park / Sandakan. Do drop by the bridge and experience hanging bridge and try Tamparuli mee at local coffee shop. Best way is to drive or you can take the bus from Wawasan Plaza.


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