Sabah is located on the island of Borneo. South East Asia. Sabah is part of the nation of Malaysia. It’s people are very friendly although the ethnics in Malaysia are a lot. Sabah is a very eco tourism spot for tourists because of the tropical humidity and temperature, it is perfect to visit Sabah and it’s tourists spot.
It’s the capital of Sabah and the most advanced city in Sabah. Kota Kinabalu was called Jesselton in the 90’s (If I’m not mistaken by my history). Mount. Kinabalu is located here in Sabah. The Rafflesia plant can also be found here as well as other flowery plants like orchids etc. Here, you can find hotels and shopping malls. It’s the best place for people that are more likely to buy souvenirs for friends or families back home. You can also find the Tourism Office if you want to know more about Sabah.
Only about two hours from KK city, the Kinabalu Park is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Sabah. This also serves as the main gateway to climbing Mount Kinabalu, however many travelers love to come here for the nature experience and cool climate. Around Kinabalu Park are a number of other attractions like visiting the Desa Dairy Farm, Kundasang town where traders sell their vegetables, The Australian War Memorial and on route back, a visit to the Poring Hot Springs.
Mainly in Kinabalu Park, you can explore the many short trails which are marked with the distances, trek all the way to the Timpohon Gate to catch a view of the majestic Mount Kinabalu for your photos and at the park centre.
Around the entrance area, you can also visit the Kinabalu Park Museum which has some interesting information of flora and fauna. Bird Watching is also a very popular hobby here too so don’t be surprised if you see a number of people with huge telephoto lenses walking around the park.
Some people would just take pictures and buy souvenirs as a memory. The interesting part is, you can go hiking to the top of Mount. Kinabalu and take beautiful pictures.
Among the most beautiful islands in the east coast of Sabah, Mabul Island takes top spot in terms of overall attractions. Mabul offers all kinds of island accommodations ranging from luxury, chalets, guesthouses, lodges and the unique oil rig dive resort. Mabul Island is also the gateway to snorkeling or diving at Sipadan Island, one of the top three dive sites in the world.
To get here, you will need to fly to Tawau and take a taxi to the laid back seaside town of Semporna and then a 30 minute boat ride here. Attractions on Mabul Island are the lodges and resorts built over the waters and also the luxurious water bungalows give you the feel of being in the Maldives. The island is so small, it takes only 20 minutes to walk from one end to the other. Islanders or the Sea Bajaus make this island home therefore you will have the opportunity to witness the local lifestyle here.
On Mabul island, there are no modern amenities, roads or infrastructure available, only the water village and resorts which are connected by paths and wooden bridges. In the sea just in front of the island, you can find the ethnic Sea Bajau people who still live on boats which is an amazing sight to observe and photograph too. Other than that, it’s all snorkeling and diving here. Many scuba divers come here due to the many types of Mabul island diving packages offered by the various dive operators. This place is recommended for those who love islands and the sea.
This is my experience travelling around the state of Sabah although I am a Sabahan. If I am wrong, please forgive me because this is an experience type of blog with refrences.