SABAH is Malaysia’s premier nature adventure destination situated in northern Borneo, and popular for its wildlife conservation attractions, tropical beaches, warm and friendly people.
Sabah as the second largest state in Malaysia, is bordered by Brunei and Sarawak on its southwestern side, and Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) to the south. Sabah has a heavily indented coastline of approximately 800 to 900 miles and is washed by the South China Sea in the west and north, the Sulu Sea in the northeast and the Celebes Sea in the east. Sabah’s 76,115 sq km (29,388 sq miles) is dominated by one grand feature, Mount Kinabalu, the resting place of the souls of the departed KadazanDusun peoples. Kinabalu stands at 4,093 metres and is the highest mountain in South East Asia. It is 1,961km from Hong Kong, 1,143km from Manila, 1,495km from Singapore, 1,678km from Kuala Lumpur and 2,291km from Taipei.
Mount Kinabalu (4,093m) the summit of Borneo is sacred to the natives. Thousands from around the world have trekked to its peak. Mount Kinabalu is a botanical paradise where rare plants are found: nepenthes pitcher plants, rare orchids and the rafflesia, the largest flower in the world.
Orang Utan Sabah’s pristine tropical rain forests is home to many protected rare mammals: the Orang Utan, Proboscis monkeys which are endemic to Borneo; elephants, the endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros and rich bird life which include 8 species of horn bills.
An unforgettable experience is seeing the Hawksbill and Green Turtles make nightly landings to lay their eggs. Dive at world renowned Sipadan, Layang-Layang atoll, or wreck dive off Labuan.
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