Why Malaysia Sabah’s region should be your next holiday destination

Sun, sea and orangutans – what’s not to like?

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Sabah is one of the two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. It is situated in northern Borneo, bordering the state of Sarawak to the southwest, Kalimantan of Indonesia to the south, while separated by sea from the Federal Territory of Labuan. Sabah shares maritime borders with Vietnam in the west and the Philippines to the north and east. Its capital is Kota Kinabalu.

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Sipidan

 

 

 

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.Sunset at Kota-Kinabalu

Sabah has an equatorial climate with tropical rainforests and abundant animal and plant species. The state has long mountain ranges on the west side which form part of the Crocker Range National Park. Kinabatangan River, second longest river in Malaysia runs through Sabah and Mount Kinabalu is the highest point of Sabah as well as of Malaysia

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St. John’s peak-at mount Kinabalu

 

The jungles of Sabah host a diverse array of plant and animal species. Most of Sabah’s biodiversity is located in the forest reserve areas. Its forest reserve are part of the 20 million hectares equatorial rainforests demarcated under the “Heart of Borneo” initiative.

 Kinabalu National Park was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000 for its richness in plant diversity combined with its unique geological, topographical, and climatic conditions.

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Kinabalu National Parc-  Sabah

 

 

Tiga Island is formed through the eruption of mud volcano in 1897. The island is now part of the Tiga Island National Park together with Kalampunian Besar and Kalampunian Damit islands as a tourist attractions, aommodation for the park staff and visiting scientists.

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Pulau deck – Tiga

 

The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park is a group of 5 islands located between 3 and 8 km off Kota Kinabalu.

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Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

 

 

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Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park is spread over 4,929 hectares, two-thirds of which cover the sea.

 

 

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Bordering the Philippine Turtle Islands is the Turtle Islands National Park, it consists of three islands of Selingaan, Bakkungan Kechil and Gulisaan which is notable as the nesting place for green turtle and hawksbill sea turtle

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