Penampang aspires to be one of the most important industrial and commercial centres. It is also home to neighbourhoods of big and growing families. The Penampang district is family oriented for people to raise families and not too far from the city, but just enough to get away from the hustle and bustle of it.
Many retail outlets can be found and are seen growing throughout the district, particularly in Donggongon and along Penampang Lama Road and the Penampang-KK Bypass Road.
The Mega Long Mall is a shopping mall in Donggongon featuring a variety of stores including a cinema, restaurants, and more. Along the Penampang-KK Bypass Road, shopping malls such as ITCC Mall, and commercial centres such as Plaza 333 and Padimas Point can be found.
With these developments Penampang has witnessed in recent time with new residentials as well, such as Eco Peak Condominium, K Avenue and Skymillion Residence.
With these developments, Penampang does not leave out the importance of education. Penampang offers education hubs ranging from primary to secondary schools.
Here’s a list of education hubs in Penampang:
SJK (C) Yue Min
Source: SJK (C) Yue Min
SJK (C) Yue Min is a Chinese primary school located not far from Donggongon town. This school caters to the neighbourhoods that surround it.
Address: Jalan Penampang Lama & Batu 5 1/2, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
SM St. Michael, Penampang
Source: SM St Michael
The area where the school presently sits was once a paddy field. Locals gave it to the school as a gift. Despite the fact that students shared their classroom with village goats, the school had a strong reputation, with students travelling from as far as Tambunan and Kuala Penyu to study there. As a result, a boarding school was established.
SM St Michael developed a partnership with Yong-ho High School in South Korea and ceased their KDCA-ISEP exchange programme participation. They named the relationship a sisterhood, and in July 2008, they held an English camp for South Korean students who had arrived in Sabah.
Address: Kampung Kambau, 89500 Penampang, Sabah
Source: SMK Bahang
The school is named after the Kampung Bahang , which is close to Kampung Koidupan and the KDCA (Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association). Most of the students, including the staff, are from Penampang, with others from Putatan, Luyang, and areas around Kota Kinabalu. SMK Bahang lies halfway between Donggongon Town and Kota Kinabalu.
Address: Jalan Penampang, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin
Source: SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin
State Sports School and ‘Lestari' School, SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin, is a suburban school located 15 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu City. The school is named after the late Sabahan politician Datuk Peter Mojuntin.
With the support and cooperation of the YB, community, and education department, the school building was repainted in phases starting in 2002. The Open Hall, Squash Court, Hostel Dining Hall, Computer laboratory, Grooming Room, and Rekacipta (Invention) Studio were among the structures constructed.
Address: Jalan Hungab, Kampung Gunsing, 89507 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The Penampang district is well-connected. This means you can easily access the best primary schools and secondary schools near you.
Penampang is able to not only attract all family sizes and comfort of living but even promotes job opportunities.