Tenom is located in Sabah’s hinterland, about 190km south-east of Kota Kinabalu. This delightful rural town can be accessed by train from Beaufort through the spectacular Padas Gorge and by road across the scenic Crocker Range via Kimanis and Tambunan or, if travelling form the south, through Sipitang.
Situated near the Padas River and surrounded by the Crocker and Trusmadi Ranges, Tenom lies in a fertile basin, ideal for agriculture. Fruit and vegetables from the surrounding farms are of the finest quality, and it’s no surprise that the Agricultural Park is said to be the best in Malaysia, a claim constantly reinforced by the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammed.
The superb, full-flavoured and aromatic coffee from Tenom’s plantations is arguably the best in the country. However, in recent years fish and livestock farms have also become popular.
With the Agricultural Park, coffee plantations, orchards, a diverse variety of farms and, most importantly, ease of access to the area, the Tenom district offers great potential for agricultural tourism.
Apart from visiting the Park, agricultural factories and farms, visitors can stay in the homes of local farmers, allowing them a unique opportunity to experience an entirely different way of life.
TENOM, green and clean…….is always ready to welcome you !
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Leave Kota Kinabalu at 6.30am to drive across spectacular Crocker Range to Tambunan, located in the Bamboo Valley. After breakfast, proceed south to Tenom to visit the famous Tenom fish farm, the terminating point of the former North Borneo Railway at Melalap, the Murut Cultural Center and Yit Foh coffee factory. Lunch is followed by a fascinating tour of the Agricultural Park, claimed to be the best in Malaysia. Overnight at either the Perkasa Hotel, with a panoramic view of Tenom from a hilltop location, or simply stay at any hotel in Tenom itself and, while sipping a cup of superb Tenom coffee at one of the local coffee houses, observe the thousands of swallows which fly into the town to roost each night.
For more adventurous visitors, homestay is also available in surrounding villages and on a variety of farms.
Breakfast, then visit a cattle farm, a goat farm and also Malaysia’s best Pamelo farm, before travelling south to Sipitang, passing through the Crocker Range. After a late lunch at Beaufort, visit the starting point of the North Borneo Railway at Weston, before continuing to Kota Kinabalu, arriving in the evening.