Mat Salleh Fort, Sabah

During our visit to Tambunan, our local friend, Arddley Nicholas, brought us to check out the Mat Salleh Fort where the North Bornean resistance leader, Datu Muhammad Salleh (also known as Mat Salleh) met his death. He was a local chief from the Lingkabo district and Sugut River who had been leading the rebellion against the colonial British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration since 1894.

On 1 February 1900, Mat Salleh’s Fort was captured by the North Borneo Armed Constabulary. It was also the same day he met his death. What we see today at the site are the remains of his fort.


Ketika kami melawat Tambunan, kawan tempatan kami, Arddley Nicholas, membawa kami melihat Kubu Mat Salleh di mana ketua penentangan, Datu Muhammad Salleh (juga dikenali sebagai Mat Salleh) menemui ajalnya. Beliau merupakan ketua tempatan dari daerah Lingkabo dan Sungai Sugut. Beliau telah mengetuai pemberontakan menentang penjajah British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration sejak tahun 1894.

Pada 1 February 1900, Kubu Mat Salleh ditawan oleh Tentera Konstabulari Borneo Utara, iaitu hari yang sama beliau menemui ajalnya. Yang berbaki hari ni hanyalah sebahagian daripada kubu beliau yang masih ada.

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