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Other transcription(s)
 • Simplified Chinese 打里卜
 • Traditional Chinese 打裡卜
Shoplots in Telipok town
Shoplots in Telipok town
Telipok is located in Borneo Topography
Coordinates: 6°05′0″N 116°12′0″E / 6.08333°N 116.20000°E / 6.08333; 116.20000
Country  Malaysia
State  Sabah
Elevation 168 m (551 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 432

Telipok is a town located about 15 kilometres north of Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. The town is within the administration of Kota Kinabalu City Hall and is a sub-district of the city. It is also part of the urban expanse of Kota Kinabalu, and of its metropolitan area. It is situated near Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park, and is within 5 kilometres of the towns of Menggatal, Sepanggar, and Tuaran.


During the World War II, Telipok is also the base where the Kinabalu Guerillas led by Albert Kwok actively operating to fight the Japanese.[1]

Refugees slum[edit]

Telipok are notoriously known as one of the spots of Filipino refugees slum,[2][3][4] where frequent crimes such as robbery and cable theft happens.[5][6][7] Due to the rampant crimes, there has been many proposals to repatriated all the refugees to their country or move to a border island.[8]


  1. ^ "Kinabalu Guerillas: The Inanam-Menggatal-Telipok Basel Church Connections" (PDF). Universiti Malaysia Sabah Repository. 14 March 2003. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Stephanie Lee (13 February 2016). "Sabah cops nab six informers in Telipok raid". The Star. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Refugee settlements threat to Sabah". The Borneo Post. The Press Reader. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Philip Golingai (19 March 2016). "It’s actually not as bad as it sounds". The Star. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Five held over theft at transmission station". Daily Express. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Cops bust robbery, break-in gang". The Borneo Post. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Cops detain 13 people involved in stealing e-components from telcos". The Borneo Post. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Relocate migrants to border islands: PKR". Daily Express. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 

Coordinates: 6°05′N 116°12′E / 6.083°N 116.200°E / 6.083; 116.200