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Sipitang Main Guide
If you look carefully on Google Map, Sipitang shaped just like Seahorse. We have the town area as the head and down to Long Pasia for the tail covering area approximately 2732.5km2. In 2010 alone, our population has reach 34,680 and the growth are exponential.
Photo source : Google Maps
If you travel from Sabah to Sarawak or Brunei or vice versa by land, you’ll pass through Sipitang. Located at the edge of Sabah, it is acting as a gateway connecting Sabah to Sarawak and Brunei and that explain the heavy traffic during holiday.
Most of the services (government & private) are concentrated at the town. Facilities such as clinic, school and mini-mart did cover wide area and exist almost in every highly populated area outside town.
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An industrial area was setup approximately 6km to the southwest of Sipitang town. This include the Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd which was established in 1987 and also a recent project, the Sipitang Oil and Gas Industrial Park (SOGIP) with construction of Sabah Ammonia Urea (SAMUR) as its spearhead project in 2012.
To the far southeast up to the border of Sipitang, reside the natural wonder, the Crocker Range and the Forest Reserve which is rich with natural diversity.
The main ethnic here are the Kedayan, Lundayeh or Lun Bawang, Murut and Brunei Malay. For this reason, we hosts the GATA (Gasing and Tamu Basar) festival to showcase the diversity of ethnic living here. Other than that a number of Chinese and kadazandusun also live here.
Due to Sipitang’s growth potential, people starting to migrate in. Some come due to job opportunity or business opportunity and other come due to marriage. People get comfortable living here and decide to settle down.
First and foremost, we are famous for Satay. There are 2 areas dedicated for Satay, the Medan Selera 1 and Medan Selera 2. You can enjoy the Satay with sea view and of course the outlets did provide some other food selection.
We also host for GATA (Gasing and Tamu Basar) festival. GATA was scheduled to be held once in every 2 years.
Tamu (flea market) was held here every week starting on Tuesday late afternoon to Thursday afternoon. The Tamu can somehow become main event at here especially during peak of seasonal fruit – the durian and all.
Not forgetting the esplanade, a beautiful Esplanade open to public.
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History – Why called ‘Sipitang’?
There are several stories on that. Some say ‘Sipitang’ is originated from a fish name, others say it was from fruits. There is another claim that it is actually a person. Anyway, we still trying to get more information on that.
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