About Sabah

Sabah is one of thirteen Malaysian states, situated on the beautiful island of Borneo. It is the second largest Malaysian state and it shares Borneo Island with Sarawak, Brunei, and Indonesia.

Also known as "The Land Beneath The Wind", its geographic location south of the typhoon and monsoon-prone belt makes it an amazing paradise for travelers worldwide.

Sabah's climate is generally tropical and sunny, averaging around 28 to 33°C. Paired together with the warm hospitality of its people, Sabah is the perfect place for a holiday vacation all year round.

Sabah is blessed with a wealth of natural riches – lush rainforests nurture an abundance of exotic wildlife and plant species and its invitingly warm, blue waters are home to a rich underwater ecosystem.

Among some of Sabah's most iconic jewels is the famous Mount Kinabalu. Standing at more than 13,000 feet, Mount Kinabalu is the tallest peak between the Himalayas and New Guinea.

Sabah is also home to the Rafflesia, the world’s biggest flower measuring up to 3 feet in diameter.

Diving enthusiasts can make their way to Sipadan Island, a marine paradise that ranks as one of the world's top ten diving spots.

Whether it is thrill-seeking adventures into the forests, daring explorations into the clear blue waters or calm leisurely walks in bountiful trail parks, there is always something to discover and somewhere to go in Sabah.

There is also a multitude of cultural tribes that reside in Sabah. There are officially 32 indigenous ethic groups - among them are the Kadazan-Dusun, Bajau, Murut, Suluk and Ludayeh. Sabahans (as the peoples of Sabah are generally called) are known for being warmhearted and easy going.

Kota Kinabalu, the state capital, is the main entry point into Sabah. Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) is the second busiest airport in Malaysia and located around 7 km from the city center.

KKIA has two terminals; Terminal 1 caters to both domestic and international flights and is accessible via Jalan Kepayan, Jalan Lintas and Jalan Putatan.

Terminal 2 services low-cost budget airlines and caters to both domestic and international flights as well. It is accessible via Jalan Mat Salleh in Tanjung Aru.

Several other major towns such as Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Tawau are also accessible by domestic flights. The main entry point on land is through Brunei via the Trans Borneo Highway.