Kuala Penyu is a town and district located in the state of Sabah. It was once a mangrove swamp forest but has been cleared of by land developers who plan to use the land to grow palm oil plantations.
Kuala Penyu is a gateway to the Pulau Tiga National Park, famous for being the filming location of the famous reality TV show Survivor. Pulau Tiga is a group of uninhabited islands in Kimanis Bay, with some of the island being active mud volcanos that erupted as recent as the early 1960s.
There are many beaches along the coast of Kuala Penyu, including Tempurung beach, Sawangan beach and Sungai Labuan Waterfront. Kuala Penyu is dotted with Sago trees that are widely planted throughout the district, and even have an annual celebration called the Pesta Rumbia to celebrate and promote Sago as a traditional and nutritious food.
|Attractions in Kuala Penyu: |
|1. Rumbia Information Centre ||2. Tamu Kuala Penyu |