"Birthplace of the Cowboys of the East" Kota Belud by hez28

Kota Belud Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 32 photos

Strange, strange town

I was recently here for 2 days to handle the Globe Trekker crew from Discovery Travel and Living. It was my 2nd time here after so long. Not many things have changed, especially my impression of this town, it definitely hasn't changed.

Kota Belud in my personal opinion is a very strange town. It's not chaotic like other cities/towns in Sabah. Everyone on the street looks high and somewhat in a moody state. And this place is very well-known for having weird/crazy people on the streets.

While walking on the street I bumped into lots of men dressed up funny, smelling like garbage, carrying empty plastic bags in one hand and.... a dagger in the other hand. Yep, a DAGGER. Apparently, they think that they're the Bajau warriors/horsemen. This is what the "sane" locals said..

It's all good :-)

Kids hanging out on an abandoned car

Me trying to tame a goat :)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful landscapes
  • In a nutshell:Something different for a Sabahan town
  • Last visit to Kota Belud: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2007 at 3:31 AM

    Interesting page on Kota Belud.

  • Kaynisa's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2006 at 3:15 AM

    perut berangin? sapa suruh makan angin? orang makan hati dan jantung.. muahaha.... Like Jenniferchin... itu makan sup tulang kambing.. YUMM... macam kishore....

  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2006 at 9:25 PM

    Mon May 22, 2006 18:21 MYT I bet it will not be up in 1 week time. If can, bonus lor. Now one week is up!! We got travelogue & "Bajau" definition. Cool!!


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