The tamu (market) in Kudat is a great opportunity to discover local produce and unique handicrafts. The tamu is a flurry of sights, sounds and smells, bustling with traders and buyers hoping to get a good bargain! In Kudat, the tamu is known for its local-grown vegetables, dried fish, tropical fruits and edible seaweed.
Be sure to check out the Rungus handicraft, particularly their intricate beaded work and handwoven Tinohian cloth. When in Kudat, make a trip to Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, the tip of Borneo. This is the meeting point of the South China
and Sulu seas, with a rich historical and cultural background. The dramatic vista of the endless sea and blue skies will take your breath away.
Most ‘tamu' operate as early as 6am and close by 2pm
Held on: Tuesday & Wednesday
Kudat is 190km from Kota Kinabalu
and the journey by road will take approximately 3 hours. You can take a bus from the City Bus Terminal (North) for RM18.00 per person (one way). The return ride will depart from the same drop off point in Kudat. Inform your bus driver of your destination. The bus runs from 7:30am to 5:00pm.