Tamparuli Suspension Bridge


London has its Tower Bridge, San Francisco is famous for its Golden Gate Bridge, and Sabah although lesser well known, is famous for its Tamparuli Suspension Bridge. This suspension bridge is located at Tamparuli town, a small town 30 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu by car, and many travellers may pass through here while on their way to Mt. Kinabalu, and Poring Hot Spring.

The local Kadazandusun tribe has been using suspension bridges for ages, crossing the many rivers generated by the Crocker Ranger. Even though the Tamparuli Bridge is not the original one, as floods after floods had eventually damaged the old one. After a few reconstructions the present bridge is a new one, which was completed just a few years ago, as mentioned by one of beautifulkk.com readers.


A walk across the Tamparuli Suspension Bridge gives one an edgy feeling, as one can feel the bridge swings and sways. For people who are used to solid ground this can be an interesting walk. And for those who have height phobia this would be an ultimate challenge.

Wun Chiap Restaurant

don learning the noodle trade

wun chiap’s special fried noodle RM3.50

Once I heard my mother’s friend, whom I called auntie Maureen, mentions, if one visits Tamparuli but did not visit Wun Chiap Restaurant, it is the same as one did not visit Tamparuli at all. Guess that’s how much we kklites like this small restaurant at foothill of Mt. Kinabalu.