The district of Keningau is located 131km from Kota Kinabalu. Famous for its handwoven goods, the district of Keningau was once the main producer of cinnamon. There are two ‘tamu' or markets that take place in Keningau. The first tamu is held in Bingkor on Thursdays and the other tamu in ‘Pekan' Keningau (the town's centre) on Sundays. It is a great place to see traders displaying and selling their goods, from fresh produce to a variety of handicrafts. Look for their great range of handwoven baskets and trays, a product of the industrious Kadazandusun people.
Thursdays (Bingkor) and Sundays (Pekan Keningau)
Most ‘tamu' operate as early as 6am and close by 2pm.
Take a taxi from the station near Padang Merdeka (Merdeka Field) which will cost around RM120 one way. Buses depart from the same area for RM16.00 per passenger.