Keningau is a town and district located in Sabah, Malaysia. Located between Tambunan and Tenom, Keningau is the fifth-largest town in Sabah which houses approximately 190,000 people; 90% Dusuns, 8% Chinese and 2% other indigenous Sabahan and foreign immigrants from Philippines and Indonesia. The name ‘Keningau’ is derived from the Javanese cinnamon tree which is locally known as ‘Koningau’. Known as ‘Kayu Manis’ in Malay, is occasionally referred as ‘king of spices’. People living in Keningau use a number of languages like Dusun Language, Malay, English, Hakka and Mandarin to communicate to each other. For nature lovers and adventure seekers, Keningau is the right place for you.
To get to the destination by air, you can choose to fly privately and land in Keningau Airport or take the flight that lands in Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Since South China Sea separates West Malaysia and East Malaysia, visitors from West Malaysia have no choice but to travel by air. By land from Kota Kinabalu to Keningau, it will take approximately three hours through Kimanis. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of nature along the journey. You can also travel through Penampang, climbing up Gunung Mas. Through this mountainous route, you can enjoy picturesque, cooling and foggy drive. However, this is not an advisable route if you are prone to car sickness.
Crocker Range, which is the backdrop of Keningau, was established in 1984. Its national park with the area of 1,399 km2, making it the largest park in Sabah with twice the size of Singapore. Established in 2004, this park houses both hill and montane forest with numerous species of flora and fauna prominent to Borneo. Not only that, it also houses primates like orang-utan, gibbons and macaques. If you are an outdoor junkie, be sure to pay a visit here. It is an ideal place for meetings, camping, jungle-trekking and other outdoor educational activities. The attractions that you can explore include the Rafflesia sites, trekking courses, birding activities as well as camping ground. This park opens daily and it offers insanely affordable price. If you wish to spend your night(s) there, there are plenty choices of room for you to choose. Wait no more and pack your things!
Founded by Datuk Yap Yun Fook in 1982, this farm has been operated for 35 years. When he first started, there were only two cattle on the farm. After relocating to several places, the farm is now settling at Kampung Bomboi since 2009. The current location has the area of 276 acres of land comprising of the farm and necessary sites. As for now, there are roughly 5,000 healthy dairy cattle on the farm. To process the milk, there are 64 processing machines that assist the workers to collect and harvest the milk twice a day. The males are sent to the operation centre for meat purposes while the females are kept until they reach maturity in order to produce fresh milk and sold behind the Eco Yap brand. If you wish to experience the farm life, search no more. Come and tour around the farm to learn more about the farm. Not only that, you can also taste the fresh and creamy milk!
Looking for a place to relax in the wild while enjoying and discovering the nature? If so, Manis Manis Rooftop of Borneo is the place that you are looking for! Priced at RM279 per night, this 3-star hotel promises you a stay that will be remembered. It is an ideal choice for relaxation, outdoor activities like jungle trekking and camping and also meetings. This family friendly hotel provides tours for you to explore as well as a restaurant to keep you full. Come and enjoy the mountain breeze and the calming sounds of nature here in this hotel!