Popular questions and answers
1What is gotenom?
- It is a platform designed by Samwisedigital. - It is supported by a team of freelancers. - It is executed as a self-sustained entity to provide branding and digital marketing service. - The mission is to help promote and market Tenom to increase local economic for the good of the citizens. - This platform is used to build Tenom economic running as a private sector. - We do not promote any politics, religions or races in this platform.
2What is the history of Tenom?
The Tenom District was officially opened in the 1900s. The first Dearest Officer named M.C.M. Weedon. The opening of the Tenom District by the English began with the opening of Sapong Estate and Meliling Estate. However, according to an archaeological study conducted by T.R William (1962). Dr. Neville (1963) AH Dumbelton and F. Wassey (1984) and Ian Crawton (1980), on several places in Tenom such as the Penotal Gorge and hills in the Crocker Range prove that this area has been occupied since pre history again. In this area are found 'Penukul Batu', a stone used by Murut people to hunt and make clothes. Originally the name of the Tenom District was Port Birch, after the name of Governor E. W. Brich (1901-1904). However the name Tenom came into existence in 1904 following the completion of the railway from Beaufort to Tenomdan Melalap. The history of Tenom's town in the 1950s had only 8 shop blocks made of wood and roofed with leaves "Daun Rumbia". In the 1960s Tenom's town began to grow, with the number of shops increasing to 9 with zinc roof. In the 1970s a shop block was demolished and replaced with a brick block and a movie theater was built. In the 1980s not much change was made but in the 1990s significant changes were seen with the number of store blocks increasing to 20. In the 2000s Tenom's week continued to grow with the addition of shops from 20 to 24 blocks, 2 market buildings and 2 supermarkets. Source: Borneo History.
3Where is Tenom?
Tenom (Malay: Pekan Tenom) is the capital of the Tenom District in the Interior Division of Sabah, Malaysia. Its population was estimated to be around 5,148 in 2010. It is located about 176 kilometres south of Kota Kinabalu and 128 kilometres north of Long Pasia, which is the one of the famous attraction in Sabah. In the early days of British colonial rule in Malaysia, the town was called Fort Birch. The town is considered the unofficial capital of the Murut community, whose most important festival, the annual Pesta Kalimaran (Kalimaran Festival), is held in the town. It is also the main gateway to other areas within the Murut heartland and the minority of Lundayeh.
4What are the interesting places in Tenom?
Tenom nowadays has more places to visit that you may know. Take a quick look at our Activity page to know more.
5What is the events in Tenom?
Our 2020 yearly event page will be coming soon. Stay tuned with us.