Discover the Beautiful Town of Semporna, Malaysia

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Semporna is the capital of the Sabah region of Malaysia. The town is the perfect place to stay for exploring the local region. Here are some of the top activities Semporna has to offer.

Diving and Snorkelling

Some of the world’s best scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities are offered at the nearby island of Sipadan. The region is full of vibrant fish and beautiful coral reefs. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also see sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles.

Regatta Lepa-Lepa Festival

The Regatta Lepa-Lepa festival runs throughout April. It is an important event, culminating in the Lepa-Lepa boat race. Different villages in the region design their own boats and race them.

Local Cuisine

Semporna is full of street stalls selling local delicacies as well as restaurants. Wonderfully fresh seafood is available that are sourced from the nearby sea. A variety of fresh seaweed dishes, rice, and meat are also common.

Tun Sakaran Marine Park

A short boat ride away is the Tun Sakaran Marine Park. This is a natural forest reserve and bird sanctuary. You can also see beautiful traditional stilt houses and houseboats belonging to the nomadic locals.