Ranau is located in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


Ranau is associated with the infamous and tragic Death Marches which occurred at the end of WWII in 1945. Over 2500 Australian and British POWs died at Sandakan and on forced death marches to Ranau .

Get in

Ranau is accessible by road and is approximately 2 hours by car from Kota Kinabalu.



Visit the Last Camp, a cairn erected at the end of the Sandakan-Ranau death marches. 5km from Ranau town.

There is also a beautiful garden memorial on a hill next to Kundasang market, about 15 minutes from Ranau.


Reasonably fast internet is available in the township of Ranau.


Open air local eateries are available in the township.


Alcohol i.e. beer is available at restaurants but may not be written on the menu.


An assortment of accommodation options exist between Mount Kinabalu Park turn off and the township of Ranau, mostly situated on the main road.

Slagon Homestay is a family-owned B&B, set in a beautiful garden in a village near Ranau. Transfers available from Ranau town.

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