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Tebedu is located in Borneo
Coordinates: 1°01′00″N 110°22′00″E / 1.01667°N 110.36667°E / 1.01667; 110.36667Coordinates: 1°01′00″N 110°22′00″E / 1.01667°N 110.36667°E / 1.01667; 110.36667
Country Malaysia
State Sarawak
Administrative DivisionSerian
99 m (325 ft)

Tebedu (also known as Tibade) is a border town in the Serian division of southwestern Sarawak, Malaysia,[1][2] on the Indonesia-Malaysia border. It lies approximately 63.2 kilometres (39 mi) south of the state capital Kuching.

Tebedu is on the main land crossing between Malaysia and Indonesia. It is located along the main road linking Kuching, Sarawak and Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The town on the Indonesian side of the border is Entikong. In 2010, Matrade Sarawak director Omar Mohd Salleh stated that over 90% of Sarawak’s export trade passed through Sungai Tujoh (on the border with Brunei) or through Tebedu.[3]

Most of the town’s inhabitants are indigenous people of the Bidayuh tribe.

Neighbouring settlements include:


  1. ^ M. Mohizah, S. Julia and W. K. Soh (2006). A Sarawak Gazetteer (PDF). Kuala Lumpur: Sarawak Forestry Department Malaysia and Forest Research Institute Malaysia. ISBN 983-2181-86-0. OCLC 85818866. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Tebedu, Malaysia". Geonames. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  3. ^ Ghaz Ghazali (13 April 2010). "Robust business awaits in W Kalimantan" (PDF). The Borneo Post. Retrieved 15 January 2011.