Inanam is a suburb and sub-district of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. It is situated 10 kilometres from the city centre.

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 • Chinese下南南
Inanam town view
Inanam town view
Inanam is located in Borneo
Coordinates: 5°59′N 116°08′E / 5.983°N 116.133°E / 5.983; 116.133Coordinates: 5°59′N 116°08′E / 5.983°N 116.133°E / 5.983; 116.133
Country Malaysia
State Sabah


OKK Majimbun Majangkin is known as one of the key player in Inanam development.[1] During the World War II, Inanam is also the base where the Kinabalu Guerillas led by Albert Kwok actively operating to fight the Japanese.[2]


The town population consists of mainly the Dusun, and the Chinese who operate the shops. Of late however there is a large influx of immigrants both from the southern Philippines and Indonesia. Many of them are illegals and live in squatters.[3][4] A considerable number of them however were controversially naturalised and relocated into low-cost housing settlements provided by the Malaysian government.[5]


Kota Kinabalu City (North) Bus Terminal is located in Inanam which become part of the BRT Kota Kinabalu.[6]


A substantial part of the sub-district near the town centre consists of a light industrial area. Towards the interior, traditional Dusun villages scatter the hill slopes, with fruit orchards and rubber smallholdings.


Primary schoolEdit

  1. SK Tobobon
  2. SK Ruminding
  3. SK Poring-Poring
  4. SK Pomotodon
  5. SK Malawa
  6. SK Kionsom Inanam
  7. SK Inanam Laut
  8. SK Gudon Menggatal
  9. SK Bantayan
  10. SK Babagon Toki
  11. SJK (C) Yick Nam

Secondary schoolEdit

  1. SMK Tebobon
  2. SMK Inanam
  3. SMK (A) Inanam


  1. ^ Syarifah Yasreen Balqish Syed Hassan (2009). "OKK Majimbun Majangkin: Tokoh pemimpin daerah Inanam, Sabah (1908-1981)" (PDF) (in Malay). Universiti Malaysia Sabah Repository. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Kinabalu Guerillas: The Inanam-Menggatal-Telipok Basel Church Connections" (PDF). Universiti Malaysia Sabah Repository. 14 March 2003. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Make Inanam a police hotspot, urges Kapitan". Daily Express. 25 February 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  4. ^ Elton Gomes (6 May 2016). "Police, City Hall to go after illegals in Inanam". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  5. ^ "I was the main player, pensioner tells Royal Commission of Inquiry". The Borneo Post. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  6. ^ "DBKK's grand plans to transform Kota Kinabalu's transport infrastructure". Bernama. Astro Awani. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2017.