Tuaran Town - as view from a nine-story Chinese pagoda. This pagoda is a prominent landmark of Tuaran.
A view of new shop lots of Tuaran Town. The old wooden shop houses are in the middle at the background
These new shop lots are replacing the decaying old wooden houses built during British settlement last century.
Staying in Tuaran Town center are majority Chinese, ethnics groups stay at the hilly countryside.
There is no tourist attraction in this sleepy town. The only reason traveler come to this town is stop over for meals. Tuaran has advantage for being a stopover town for travelers to Kota Kinabalu City. From the north are Kudat, Kota Marudu, Kota Belud, and Tenghilan and from the East are Kinabalu Park, Ranau, Sandakan and Tawau.
We stop by Tuaran town for Tuaran Mee as lunch before continue driving to the city Kota Kinabalu 34km to the south.
The town has been expanding fast. Tuaran River borders the town on three sides, almost circling it.