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Kinabatangan District is Sabah's largest district area measuring 10,936.73 square kilometers. Besides owning huge area of forest, it is also known with its limestone cave. There are lots of theories on the origin of this area's name. The west (typically western explorers) stated that "kinabatangan" means a "chinese river"... in the hakka (a chinese tribe), "Kina-Bata-Ngan" means "now we own this land". however, according to the locals, kinabatangan means a typical stick that is used to
take the swift's nest on the cave ceiling.

Majority of the locals of kinabatangan consist of different ethnics, some are 'sungai' people, 'idahan', 'tidog', 'kagayan' and 'suluk'. Kinabatangan also has Sabah's longest river. in the past when logging activities is done, this river was used as a "transport" for the log to reach certain area where it will be collected. the floating log eventually flow with the river current and reach the collecting spot. this technique saves cost for transportation and thus increase income.

There is a river boat jetty jus under the bridge where you can charter to bring you for a trip to view places of interest along the river side (which i never went) but just for a reminder, be tottally aware of crocs at the river side. never get wet or its to let... keep dry! you know what i mean by that! crocodiles are nearby! however, despite the crocs around, theres no need to fear, there are no reports of boat passangers attacked by crocs... they say it has to do with lagends... i dont know!?

as you can see in this picture, this is the so called Kinabatangan river. you can see the kinabatangan bridge that streches across the river. it is the main connector of the northen and eastern part of sabah.

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