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This coastal city is mostly used as a stopover or a gateway to some of Malaysia’s most beautiful islands, including the snorkeler’s favorite Sipadan Island. There are several bus routes to Semporna, and it’s also possible to access the city via Semporna Airport, which is located just a few kilometers outside of Semporna.

The islands around Semporna are definitely the main attraction for the majority of visitors to this city, but before setting out on one of the boats, make sure to explore Skull Mountain, located just a few kilometers outside of town. This unique hill is not for the faint of heart, believed to be haunted site of many beheaded prisoners of war. Needless to say, it’s a very gruesome place with a disturbing past, but it’s also an interesting and historically significant place that should not be missed by any visitor to Semporna. While exploring the islands, make sure to check out the Tun Sakaran Marine Park and enjoy the beautifully designed underwater attraction.

For more information on hotels and landmarks in the different areas of Semporna, take a look at the interactive map on this page and start planning the perfect vacation.