ABOUT KUALA PENYU
Kuala Penyu (pop. 18,958, Statistics Dept, 2010), is a district occupying an area of 453 square km (45,326 hectares), located in the lower interior part of Sabah, East Malaysia (known as North Borneo during the British era). It is a long stretch of land facing north-west of the South China Sea. The distance from Kota Kinabalu is 120 km (2 hours by car).
Kuala Penyu acts as a feeder town to the larger district (and a much larger township) of Beaufort (pop. 64,350, Statistics Dept, 2010).
It was declared a full district in 1969 and is administratively divided into three sub-districts, namely, Sitompok, Bundu and Menumbok (source : District Office, Kuala Penyu).