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Sabah

Tranquil tropical islands and majestic natural landscapes characterise the state of Sabah. Nature and adventure will come alive, whether your conquering the majestic Mount Kinabalu, exploring the crystal waters of marvellous Sipadan, and many other eco-attractions.

1. Mount Kinabalu

At over 4,095 meters, the majestic Mount Kinabalu is Southeast Asia's highest peak. Situated within Kinabalu Park, it is a ecological wonderland. Ascending and descending Mount Kinabalu's summit takes two to three days, depending on weather and one's fitness level.

Mount Kinabalu

2. Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

Get a rare and exciting opportunity to see an orang utan up close and personal at this centre. Situated within the 4,300-hectare Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, this sanctuary serves to rehabilitate orphaned orang utans and educate the public on the importance of wildlife conservation.

Sepilok Orang Utan

3. Crocker Range

An imposing range of forested ridges, Crocker Range stretches from Mount Kinabalu to the border of Sarawak. It is virgin land with no modern facilities, and is a thriving destination for jungle trekkers and 4WD driving. It is one of the few places where the Rafflesia flower can be found.

Rafflesia

4. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

An enchanting sun-kissed marine park, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park consists of five islands; Gaya, Sapi, Manukan and Mamutik. This cluster of islands offers some of the most relaxing getaways from the urban hustle and bustle, with lots of island activities available, from snorkelling to parasailing.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

5. Sipadan

Internationally famous, Sipadan offers enrapturing beauty to all who visit. It attracts divers and marine-lovers from all across the globe. It's most thrilling feature is the Drop Off, where knee-high water suddenly terminates in a 600 meter drop onto the ocean floor.

Sipadan

6. Turtle Islands Park

It is a rare sight to see turtles land to lay their precious eggs. Those lucky enough to see them would witness many endangered species, such as the hawksbill and green turtles. Lying in the Sulu Sea, Turtle Islands Park is a cluster of three islands; Selingan, Bakungan and Gulisan Kecil.

 

7. Danum Valley Conservation Area

Deep inside a lush tropical forest, the Danum Valley Conservation Area is a thriving paradise of highly diverse flora and fauna. Tours must be pre-arranged with tour agents prior to visiting this sanctuary, amongst which Asian elephants, clouded leopards and orang utans can be found.

 

8. Mari-Mari Cultural Village

Immerse yourself in local culture at this traditional village. Homes built in the style of five major ethnic groups in Sabah can be found here. Glimpse age-old activities and savour the local hospitality and food.

 

9. Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

Kinabatangan river has some of the largest concentration of wildlife in Southeast Asia. At its lower basin lies the largest forest covered floodplain in Malaysia. Many tour agencies offer accommodation, transfers and tours around the park.

 

10. Local delights – Tuaran Mee, Ambuyat, Tuhau, Kelupis

Indigenous specialities await those with adventurous taste-buds. Try the popular Tuaran Mee, the sticky Ambuyat, healthy Tuhau and rich Kelupis.