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Papar is the name of a town as well as a district located in West Coast Division of Sabah, east Malaysia. It is situated 38 kilometres south of Kota Kinabalu and is one of the main stops on the North Borneo Railway. Papar is also a major stopover point for people travelling by car from the southern Sabahan towns of Sipitang and Beaufort to Kota Kinabalu.

The town itself occupies the southern banks of the Papar River not far from the sea. There are also areas of tidal wetland that are home to mangrove trees and saltwater palm or nipah. Both banks are connected by two steel-concrete bridges, one (with a railway bridge) connecting directly into the town itself, and another much farther upriver (on the old Kota Kinabalu-Papar road) leading into the paddy plantation hamlets.

Papar is an important hub of Islam on the west coast of Sabah, owing to its large Muslim community. The district's first mosque was built at Kampung Laut around 1890. It is now known as the Masjid Daerah Papar (Papar District Mosque).

Tourism is an important industry in Papar, arguably coming after the agriculture industry. Many resorts can be found along the coast.

Some of the tourist attractions in the district are:

- Beringgis Beach Resort
- Dinawan Island
- Kawang Forest Centre
- KK Adventure Park
- Mai Aman
- Utan Paradise Jungle Camp

 

Sources: Wikipedia

 

   

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