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Welcome to

Semporna
...gateway to island dreams in Sabah...


Places of Interest in
Semporna


Upcoming event in Semporna:

Regatta Lepa 2020
17 April 2020 - 19 April 2020
Friday to Sunday


Venue
Regatta Lepa Square, Semporna

Organiser
Semporna District Office

Phone
+6088 212 121
 



Houses in Semporna


Semporna Octopus Holiday Tour Sdn. Bhd.
Semporna Octopus Holiday Tour

仙本那八公魚旅遊
 

許氏仙本那潛水中心 SMP Tour & Travel Sdn. Bhd.許氏仙本那潛水中心 SMP Tour & Travel Sdn. Bhd.
SMP Tour & Travel Sdn. Bhd.
許氏仙本那潛水中心
 

Borneo Jungle River Island Tours
Borneo Jungle River Island Tours
 

Semporna Seamonkey Adventure 仙本那海猴王
Semporna Seamonkey Adventure
仙本那海猴王

 

Blue Ocean Dive Centre 藍海潛水中心
Blue Ocean Dive Centre
藍海潛水中心


Divers Armada Borneo 漫潛
Divers Armada Borneo
漫潛


Pejabat Daerah Semporna

Bangunan Urusetia Daerah, Peti Surat 1, 91307 Semporna, Sabah, MALAYSIA
Tel: +6089 781 518/663
Fax: +6089 781 472
Email: pd.semporna@gmail.com



 

Semporna is a well known gateway to beautiful islands such as Mabul, Sipadan, Kapalai, Mataking, and Pom Pom.

Semporna town was founded soon after the establishment of Sandakan town by British North Borneo Company, which the name means place of rest or place to settle.

The town is mainly populated by Bajau ethnic community, also known as the Sea Gypsies. Most of them live in sprawling stilt villages over the sea water on the outskirt of the town, or live inside their traditional Lepa boats.

 


Traditional Boats
Traditional Boat

Boat is an important mode of transportation in Semporna

There are 600 Tourist Boats in Semporna.

  M/V Celebes Explorer STW 00133 P
Tourist Boat


RESTAURANTS IN SEMPORNA


Coconut Grove Seafood Restaurant 椰林海鮮餐廳
Seafood Restaurants

Coconut Grove Seafood Restaurant 椰林海鮮餐廳

Ocean Treasure Live Seafood Restaurant
仙本那海中寶
Ocean Treasure Live Seafood Restaurant

 


馬布咖啡廳海鮮酒家 Mabul Café & Seafood Restaurant
馬布咖啡廳海鮮酒家
Mabul Café & Seafood Restaurant


SEMPORNA OCEAN TOURISM CENTRE
SEMPORNA OCEAN TOURISM CENTRE


SEMPORNA PROBOSCIS RIVER CRUISE
SEMPORNA PROBOSCIS RIVER CRUISE

Semporna Proboscis River Cruise is a  relaxing, eye-opening tour through the mangroves down Buaya River to catch glimpses of proboscis monkeys and other wildlife such as fruit bats, hornbill birds, and the crocodiles from which the river got its name.

Semporna Tourism Action Council



Photo above : Dr Bert Hoeksema holding a rare species of mushroom coral (Halomitra clavator) encountered at various sites in the Semporna Priority Conservation Area.

Semporna Marine Ecological Expedition
The Semporna Marine Ecological Expedition concluded on 18 December 2010. The preliminary results indicate that Semporna may have the world’s highest marine biodiversity. Eighteen scientists from Malaysia, the Netherlands and the USA spent three weeks examining the reefs of Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. The biodiversity team documented the species richness for mushroom corals, reef fish, shrimps, gall crabs, ovulid snails, and algae. The reef status team documented the health of the coral reefs.

About WWF-Malaysia
Semporna Expedition Yields Rich Biodiversity
http://www.wwf.org.my


Jeti Umum Semporna
PVC pollution in Semporna is serious


Jeti Umum Semporna
Jeti Umum
New Public Jetty


Majlis Daerah Semporna
Majlis Daerah Semporna
Semporna District Council

Tel: 089 785350 Fax: 089 785484


Sejarah Bangunan
Sejarah Bangunan
Pejabat Daerah Semporna


The original Semporna District Office built in the 1930s is now restored as a heritage building by Jabatan Warisan Negara.


Polis Diraja Malaysia
MARKAS OPERASI
PASUKAN GERAKAN MARIN
POLIS DIRAJA MALAYSIA
SEMPORNA SABH

Polis Diraja Malaysia
(Royal Malaysian Police Force)


DEWAN MASYARAKAT SEMPORNA
DEWAN MASYARAKAT SEMPORNA
Semporna community hall


TOKONG SAM SHEN
TOKONG SAM SHEN


Simple and friendly young people
Simple and friendly young people


The local population is made up of a great mix of local Bajau, Chinese, Philippino, Indonesian and few other mixes speaking a variety of dialects and languages. These are some of the friendliest people as they don’t often get to meet to many foreigners.
Semporna population is around 133,000 in 2006. Majority is Bajau live in sprawling stilt villages over the sea water on the outskirts of town.
Marine products are still the mainstay of the local economy. Pearl culturing is a major component of this industry.


Mini Bas Terminal of Semporna
Mini Bas Terminal of Semporna


Semporna Town does not have a proper bus terminal building. Both the Express Bus and Mini Van terminal at the road side station with a simple shade covering.

This mini bus(vans) terminal is only for public buses. Tourist Vans of tour agents do not park but wait at their respective office locations.


Some of the 600 Tourist Vans in Semporna
 

Tourist van of AQUA SAPIEN海人潜店 in Semporna
Tourist van of AQUA SAPIEN海人潜店 in Semporna

Tourist van of Pom Pom Island Resort 邦邦島龍珠度假村
Tourist van of Pom Pom Island Resort 邦邦島龍珠度假村


 


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