Donggongon is a very important town for the district of Penampang. The Penampang District Police Headquarters, Penampang District Library, and the Penampang Sports Complex, are located in Donggongon. It also feature a popular weekly tamu (market) in the town every Thursday and Friday where thousands of people gather to buy households products, foods, and traditional handicrafts such as bangles, headbands or gongs. The town boasts the longest shopping mall in Sabah, Megalong Shopping Complex, which was opened in 2010, a state of the art fire station and numerous restaurants. There are also numerous pubs and karaoke bars in this town (about 30 of them).
Donggongon will have a new landmark once the International Technology and Commercial Centre (ITCC) is completed.