Top 10 Things To Do In Sabah

Sabah – one of 13 states of Malaysia, second largest in the country, is located on the northern part of the island of Borneo. The state is famous for its tourism, particular eco-tourism and is often referred to as “Land below the Wind”. If you’re on a holiday here, here are some activities you should not miss on.

Diving in Sabah

Go climbing!
Climb Mount Kinabalu and get to the mind-blowing height of over 4095 meters above sea level and enjoy the astonishing bird’s eye view. It is not going to be easy but once you reach the top, mark my words for it, it’s definitely worth the effort. When the conditions are right and the air is clear you can see the peak of the mountain even from the city with naked eye.

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Mount Kinabalu
Climbing Mount Kinabalu

Enjoy lunch with the locals
The state is known for its diversity, and while on a holiday here be sure to get on board any homestay program and enjoy getting to know the culture and lifestyle of the local tribes. The people are friendly and will gladly welcome you to take a tour of their unique life, showing you where and how they live.

Go for a dive!
Waters of Sipadan offer a spectacular marine environment and you definitely should explore it. By diving in the crystal clear waters, you will become part of the great underwater world, an experience available only to those bold enough to explore the coastal waters.

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Sipadan Island
Mabul Island

Explore the Islands
The Islands surrounding Sabah will take your breath away – beaches with spectacular views and islands. The place will leave many moments to remember with you and your loved ones.

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Manukan Island
Mantanani Island

Play with the wildlife
Sabah has one of the most playful elephants, and if you love nature these are a-must to check – visit their home. There is nothing better than seeing how friendly these huge animals are, and how they live.

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Kinabatangan Safari
Klias Wetland

Watch the birds
Another interesting and popular activity is bird watching. You can spot a huge variety of species and enjoy the view.

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Birdwatching In Sabah

Check the endangered species - Proboscis Monkeys
These monkeys can be found rarely nowadays in Sabah. It’s rare happiness to spot one.

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Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Weston Wetland Park

Visit the sanctuary
The Orang Utan Centre houses many endangered species – all of them friendly and an enjoyment to interact with.

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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Take a swim!
Head to the river and ride the boulders that line the river bed. It’s a great way to enjoy life if you’re adventurous.

Explore the forest
Many tracks in the stunning rainforest challenge you to come and enjoy the beautiful wonders of nature. Get in close with wildlife and enjoy the beautiful flowers and many other unique species.

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Rainforest Discovery Centre

With over 2 million tourists a year, Sabah is a much desired destination among all kinds of nationalities – visitors from all over the world come to see and enjoy the wonders of this place.

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