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Sabah : East Malaysia / BORNEO MALAYSIA - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
 
  Sabah Map 1
  Sabah Map 2
   
  Eco Treasures
  Celebrations & Festivals
  Unique Ethnic Group
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Beach Holiday
  Island Holiday
  National Parks
  Tamu Sunday Market
  Golfing
 
  KOTA KINABALU (KK):
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Aquarium & Marine Museum
  Handicraft Market
  Jesselton Point Waterfront
  Kipandi Butterfly Park
  Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
  Monsopiad Cultural Village
  Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
 
  BEAUFORT:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  KENINGAU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Crocker Range National Park
 
  TENOM:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Agriculture Park
 
  KOTA BELUD:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Pulau Mantanani Island
  Tamu (Sunday Market)
 
  KUALA PENYU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Pulau Tiga Park
 
  KUDAT:
 
  General Info
 
  Beautiful Beaches
  Island, Diving & Fishing
  Tanjung Simpang Mengayau
 
  Rungus Longhouse
  Honey Bee Village
  Gong Making
  Tamu Kudat
 
  KUNDASANG & RANAU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Fish Massage
  Kundasang War Memorial
  Sabah Tea Garden
 
  Kinabalu Park
 
  General Info
  Flora & Fauna
  People Of Mount Kinabalu
  Poring Hot Springs
 
  Trails Of Wonder
  The Summit Trail
  The Mesilau Route
  Climbing To The Peak
  Via Ferrata
  Trails Map
 
  PAPAR:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  SIPITANG:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  TUARAN:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Crocodile Farm
 
  SANDAKAN:
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Agnes Keith House
  Gomantong Cave
  Lower Kinabatangan River
  Rainforest Development Centre
  Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
  Turtle Island Park
 
  LAHAD DATU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Danum Valley
  Tabin Wildlife Reserve
 
  SEMPORNA:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  TAWAU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Bukit Gemok
  Tawau Hills Park
 
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / BORNEO MALAYSIA - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / BORNEO MALAYSIA - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA
ECO TREASURES
 
 
 

AWESOME AT THE TOP

 

 

Sabah presents the travelers with the highest challenge in Borneo - Mount Kinabalu, rising majestically into the sky at 4,095.2 m (13,432.26 ft). With its granite massif dominating the surrounding landscape at the peak, often shrouded in mists and clouds. Mount Kinabalu has an awesome mystique all its own. No wonder that, long ago, the Kadazans/Dusuns named it ?Aki Nabalu? or ?home of the spirits of the dead?. Good thing is, no climbing experience is required to conquer the peak of Borneo, if you take the main route to the summit.

 

Watching sunrise at the top has been described by travelers everywhere as a life-enriching experience. Mount Kinabalu is the main attraction in Kinabalu Park, which is less than 2 hours? drive from Kota Kinabalu. The road cuts and winds through lush countryside dotted with traditional village houses to give you an unforgettable scenic journey. Once in the Park, rejuvenate your body and mind at the Poring Hot Springs, a natural health spa where you can relax in open-air Japanese-style baths amidst a tropical rainforest setting.

 

 
 

ADVENTUROUS ON THE GROUND

 

The rainforests in Sabah are some of the oldest in the world. Exotic flora and fauna abound. Wild orchids of every imaginable hue. Pitcher plants that gulp down insects and flies. And of course, there?s the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world. Jungle trekking here is an opportunity of a lifetime to marvel at rare flora and fauna. Take a river boat ride and catch the unique Proboscis monkey with its long pendulous red nose calling out to its mates. But the star of the rainforest here is undoubtedly the Orang Utan, also known as the ?wild man of Borneo?. You will find them swinging through the forest in Sepilok, the worlds largest Orang Utan sanctuary.

 

Sepilok is only 30 minutes drive from the east coast town of Sandakan. In this sanctuary, Orang Utans that have been abandoned by their mothers, or were formerly in captivity, are rehabilitated until fit enough to be returned to the wild. Watching these charming and entertaining mammals during feeding time is a sheer delight. From Sandakan too, you can take a two to three hour boat ride to the Turtle Islands Park where you marvel at rare turtles laying their eggs. You can even stay in comfort in modern chalets at these islands if you yearn to explore them further.

 
 
 

SPECTACULAR AT THE BOTTOM

 

 

For those who like to swim, snorkel or laze all day on a quiet, uncrowded beach of .pure white sand under bright blue tropical skies, the five outlying islands of Kota Kinabalu await to capture your heart completely. Only about 15 minutes away by boat from KK, these off-shore islands have crystal-clear waters, sunny beaches and beautiful corals. If you go island hopping, you will find the beach of your dreams in one of them. Back on mainland Sabah, you can explore many stretches of white, sandy beaches where the glorious tropical sunset with its riot of colours is something not to be missed.

 

For the true diving enthusiast, the island of Sipadan, located off the east coast of Sabah, needs no introduction. Praised by the internationally renowned diver and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau as one of the best diving spots in the world, Sipadan is the only oceanic island (meaning not connected to the continental shelf) in Malaysia rising 2,000 ft (600 m) on a limestone pinnacle that ?mushrooms? out near the surface. The abundant and stunning marine life will thrill and amaze you no end.

 

Another diver? favorites, The Layang Layang Atoll, are located 165 miles north west of Kota Kinabalu. Oval-shaped and blessed with clear blue waters, you can also windsurf, sail a catamaran, dive, snorkel, fish to your heart?s content, then climb back on land and watch the thousands of migratory birds nesting there in this nature lover?s paradise. Other islands that have equally enchanted the diving fraternity are Mabul island, known as home to the world?s best muck diving?, a discovery that is gaining in popularity, and Langkayan Island, for its colourful world of macro marine life in over 20 dive sites that never cease to fascinate all visitors.

 
 

ECO-TREASURES

DISCOVERED IN BORNEO

 

Deep in our hearts, we all dream of a tropical heaven. Pure, green, pristine. At the same time, unspoilt and untouched by the problems of modern life still.

 

Welcome to Sabah, the land of eco-treasures. Where you can climb to the awesome peak of the highest mountain in the region. Play with the orang utan, ?the wild man of Borneo?, in the largest such sanctuary in the world. Admire the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world in rainforests that are millions of years old. Dive into some of the world?s best underwater wonderlands.

 

Where you also meet some of the friendliest, warmest people in the world. And join in their colourful festivals and traditions that will take you back centuries.  If you yearn for the exhilarating sense of adventure, Sabah is the perfect place for jungle trekking, cave exploration, white-water rafting, mountain climbing or deep sea diving.

 

Your taste for exotic culture will be more than sated by the numerous ethnic customs and celebrations which include living in longhouses and the potent rice wine called ?lihiing? or ?hiing?.  You can of course just laze all day on a secluded beach or tee off in a championship golf course in any of the many world-renowned holiday resorts.

 
 
DO YOUR OWN THING IN THE LAND OF ECO-TREASURES
 

You have a special interest in mind? Whether it be jungle trekking, mountain biking, white-water rafting, cave exploration, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and fishing. Sabah will more than satisfy the adventurer in you. For the sports oriented, there are tennis and golf on land, and if you are into water sports, you can windsurf, water ski, or go yachting in the vast South China Sea. Culture buffs will have a fine time venturing into the interior where you can visit traditional longhouses, join in the centuries-old festive celebrations, or experience the ?Tamu? (local market place). These are just a few suggestions out of limitless possibilities in your pursuit of pleasure in the eco-treasures of Sabah, where you can throw all your cares to the wind and indulge in your every whim and fancy.

 
 
 
WHAT TO EXPECT

In a land where its eco- treasures are as diverse as heaven and earth, the choices of accommodations are as endless, from 5-star resorts by leading hotel groups that offer you the latest amenities and facilities, to comfortable lodgings for the budget conscious, they all feature Sabah?s common aspect of warm hospitality. Signature championship golf courses surrounded by - serene vistas greet the avid golfer, where amateur or professional, a challenging game is guaranteed.

 

Other facilities include a world-class marina for sailing enthusiasts, and the endless island accommodations available are always well equipped to provide all you need for snorkeling or diving. The wide spectrum of sports facilities ensures a vibrant holiday with activities to fill your every second. Gastronomic pleasures await with the spectacular variety of cuisine offered, from continental to local.

 

In a state with over 30 ethnic groups, your palate will be tickled by the wondrous flavours found, whether in delicacies served by the top hotels or by the night market. Local favourites with preparation techniques that are as unusual as its names will fascinate you, while for elegant dining, gourmet meals by award-winning chefs are served at fine restaurants.

 
 

So why dream of eco-treasures when you can experience the wonders of it all. In Sabah, BORNEO MALAYSIA.

 
 
 
ECO TREASURES
SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA