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Sabah is situated in the beautiful island of Borneo and shares the island with Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan, Indonesia. Also known as The Land Below the Sea because of this strategic location of being south of the Typhoon prone region, Sabah is the second largest state in Malaysia and is surrounded by the South China Sea in the West, the Sulu Sea in the Northeast and Celebes Sea in the East. Sabah also houses 32 different indigenous groups that consists of over 30 ethnic races, making Sabah a state rich in a diverse of unique culture and heritage.
Sabah is richly blessed with an abundance of natural resources, fun adventures, beautiful beaches and fantastic range of mouth-watering cuisines. From the world’s largest flower – the Rafflesia, one of the highest mountains in South East Asia – Mount Kinabalu, to one of the world’s top diving sites – Sipadan Island, Sabah has it all. Not only will visitors be amazed by the places to see and things to do here, they would also be blown away be the unique Sabahan hospitality.
The main means of transportation to reach Sabah from the Peninsular is by flight. It is well connected domestically and internationally with the largest hub being in Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA). Most of the other major towns in Sabah including Sandakan, Lahat Datu and Tawau have airports for domestic flights.
Travelling by bus is the most economic mode of transportation to travel between cities and town in Sabah. The main bus stations are North Bus Terminal Inanam, Padang Merdeka (Merdeka Square) and Wawasan Bus Terminal.
Island destinations in Sabah are accessible by boat services. Jesselton Point is the most populat boat terminal for tourists who are planning to visit islands (Manukan, Sapi Mamutik and Gaya) of Kota Kinabalu.
The Sepilok Orangutan Center is located here and also protects a fraction of tropical lowland Dipterocarp forest which also includes a small coverage of mangrove swamp. This forest reserve protects orangutans that have been rescued, rehabilitated and released into the forest.
Houses a large number of animals inhabiting the forest, having some that are highly endangered. Three of the largest mammals in Sabah, mainly Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros and Tembadau (Borneo Wild Cattle), 8 primates’ species, 3 species of cats that are in the protected wildlife list, alon with 42 families representing 220 species of birds can also be found in this reserve.
Go diving in one of the best sites in the world where visitors can be fascinated by a large variety of soft corals, sea turtles, lobsters, barracudas, beautiful coral fishes and many more. No matter if visitors would like to snorkel or dive, either one will give them a great underwater adventure in the crystal clear waters.
Ideally located in the metropolitan city of Kinabalu, this luxurious property commands a breathtaking view of Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia. Boasting elegant and classic rooms, this 4-star property is perfect for both leisure and business travelers.
Set amidst a nature reserve while overlooking two miles of idyllic beach, this resort enchants endlessly with its natural magic. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, situated on Pantai Dalit Beach, boasts 499 nature-inspired rooms and is surrounded by 400 acres of verdant tropical forest, ensuring the feeling of privacy and seclusion.
Subtle elegance permeates The Pacific Sutera with its grand entrance, high ceiling lobby lounge, panoramic views of the sea, 500 immaculately appointed suites and guestrooms, superlative amenities, and excellent services. The lavish inventory was designed especially for those who appreciate the finer things in life.