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Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Sites, Semporna

This archaeological site is located at Jalan Tampi-Tampi, about 10km south of Semporna town. It is on a hill about 600 feet above sea level. Bukit Tengkorak is a volcanic rock-shelter site and a part of volcano mouth of 2km in diameter. Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Site is the largest pottery making factory in Southeast Asia during the Neolithic period.

The hill slopes are littered with numerous pottery shards with various patterns dating 3,000 BP. An ethno-archaeological study shows that pottery making is still practised by the Bajau of Semporna today.

GPS coordinates

N4026.323’ E118037.169’

Admission fees


Opening hours

9.00 am – 5.00 pm daily

How to Get Here

We are located at Semporna – Tawau  road and about 10km from Semporna town ship.

How To Contact Us

Correspondence Address
Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Site
C/o Muzium Wilayah Pantai Timur
2nd Floor, Wisma Warisan
90000 Sandakan


(+60) 089 – 222679


(+60) 089 - 229593

Contact Person

Puan Safinah Yusof