Located approximately 176 kilometres south of Kota Kinabalu, Tenom holds historical significance as it was once known as Fort Birch during the early days of British colonial rule. The rich, fertile soil of Tenom has transformed the region into a vibrant agricultural haven. The primary agricultural focus centers around rubber production, while soybeans, maize, vegetables, cocoa, and coffee add their distinctive flavors to the dynamic tapestry of the Tenom economy. Recognized as the agricultural hub of Sabah, Tenom is locally acclaimed as the "town of coffee".
For those seeking a tranquil domestic vacation, Tenom's allure lies in its cultural richness and natural beauty. Conveniently accessible, Tenom is less than a three-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes, it has become a favored holiday destination for Sabahans. Immerse yourself in the charm of Tenom, where history, culture, and the scenic beauty of Sabah converge for a memorable experience.