22 February 2009

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Trip To Beaufort Sabah



Did you ever heard about Beaufort in Sabah, a name that bears the meaning ‘the beautiful fort’ in old French. Beaufort located at the southwest region of Sabah. This quiet provincial town is situated less than 2 hours away, roughly 97 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu.



This Malaysian sister city of Beaufort, North Carolina is mainly inhabited by the Bisaya, Brunei, Murut, and Chinese denizens. The staple economic activities in this town are timber and other timber related industries, and agriculture such as paddy, rubber, oil palm, tapioca, as well as other cash crops.

The Beaufort weekly market (tamu) is held every Friday and Saturday. It is famous for its local produce especially the fresh selections of local tropical fruits. When in Beaufort, don’t miss the chance to sample the scrumptiously well-known Beaufort Mee—a noodle dish served either dry or with soup.

7 comments :

sasniaga said...

You can join 'white water rafting' which is so challenging.

TRI MC said...

Hai , I am from Singkawang,west borneo. it looks very beautiful. I hope anytiome I can go there

lunaticg said...

Its been a long time since I go to Beaufort. Its not that far from My place Kota Kinabalu. I am working in Selangor though.
Anyway, great blog.
See you around.

Rahul said...

I chanced upon to view your blog and found it very interesting. Great ... Keep it up!

cherry rose tumamak said...

how i miss my hometown...hope i could go back

chaz said...

beaufort doesnt mean ‘the beautiful fort. according to history, the french never colonialist sabah, so to define the term Beaufort in french language is incorrect. just like kota kinabalu, once known as Jesselton, gained its name from the gabenor who control the area during the era of SBBU(syarikat berpiagam borneo utara)

The name Beaufort is taken from a Gabenor name Leicester P. Beaufort who worked for the company between 1896 to 1900.

chaz said...

beaufort doesnt mean ‘the beautiful fort. according to history, the french never colonialist sabah, so to define the term Beaufort in french language is incorrect. just like kota kinabalu, once known as Jesselton, gained its name from the gabenor who control the area during the era of SBBU(syarikat berpiagam borneo utara)

The name Beaufort is taken from a Gabenor name Leicester P. Beaufort who worked for the company between 1896 to 1900.

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