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About Semporna

Semporna is the capital of the Semporna District in the Tawau Division of Sabah, Malaysia. Its populace was assessed to be around 35,301 out of 2010. Semporna was established not long after the British North Borneo Chartered Company built up Sandakan, and at first settled by Chinese merchants, most escaping from Spanish assaults on the Sulu Sultanate. Before being named "Semporna", this territory was known as "Tong Talun" in Bajau dialect which signifies "Hujung Hutan" in Malay or "toward the finish of the backwoods" in English.

Panglima Uddang, Panglima Sallehangni and Panglima Sakti of Bajaus Kubang family were in charge of this name. The name bit by bit advanced to "Semporna" after some time. This region additionally was long a primary arrival point for pirates. Very few individuals lived on the coasts inspired by a paranoid fear of these marauders,as they wandered the oceans, seizing, striking and killing. Action by Sir James Brooke, and other western pilgrim powers, for example, the Dutch and Spanish, figured out how to effectively battle the privateers through the span of the 1800s.

Upon the appearance of the Chartered Company in the mid 1880s, just a single privateer fortification stayed at Omadal island, which was crushed by HMS Zephyr in 1886. By mid 1887, an exchanging station on the southern side of the passageway to Darvel Bay was established. With privateers having as of late obliterated the settlement of Maimbung in Sulu, a portion of the Chinese dealers there requested authorization to settle in the Company's region, under the standard of law and its subsequent security.

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