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Sabah Travel Wiki
Travel to Sabah
Sabah is among the most captivating places in all of Malaysia, offering visitors unrivalled experiences in a wonderland of unspoiled tropical nature. It’s an adventure into the heart of the glorious tropics, one that will delight and inspire. From waters and land teeming with life, it truly is the best of Asia.
Sabah is the easternmost state of the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia and is located on the lush island of Borneo. It shares this large island landmass with neighbouring Sarawak state and two countries – the nation of Brunei and the large Kalimantan province belonging to Indonesia. Sabah holidays are an amazing experience for nature and wildlife lovers. The tropical scenery is spectacular and you can get right up close to some of the indigenous creatures, such as the extraordinary orangutan, which in Malay means ‘person of the jungle’ and is one of mankind’s closest relatives that’s only found on Borneo and Indonesia’s Sumatra island.
There are lots of great hotels in the Sabah capital, Kota Kinabalu, from mid-range right up to luxurious. International chain hotels have properties here, including resorts that have spas attached. The capital is a good place to stay if you’ve just flown in to Sabah, as Kota Kinabalu International Airport is only 8 km southwest of the city centre. There are also a number of budget hotels around the airport. Out around the state itself, there’s a range of Sabbah accommodation, including in such places as Lahad Datu in the east, Kota Marudu in the north and Sandakan on the northeast coast, among others.
Travel and vacation in Sabah, Malaysia
Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Malaysia. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Malaysia. We try to find the best travel video about the city and its surroundings and we write about the best sights, shopping and things to do. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts. The current exchange rates are also updated many times a day.
Best of Sabah
What to see and do in Sabah ?
Temperatures in tropical Sabah are fairly constant throughout the year, at around 32C. The driest part of the year is from March to September, with the rainy season generally starting in October and running until February.
Mount Kinabalu in the north of the state is a good starting point on your Sabah holidays. It soars to 4,095 metres and is in Kinabalu Park, which has been designated a World Heritage Site. As mountain climbing goes, it’s relatively easy to scale this highest peak on the island of Borneo, although caution is required during the slippery rainy season.
Sipadan Island is just off the east coast of Sabah and is renowned as one of the best scuba diving sites in the world. A fast boat will get you there in about an hour, and once you arrive on this beautiful island you can take another boat out to the dive sites and marvel at the extraordinary diversity of its stunning marine life, which includes turtles, whitetip reef sharks and barracuda.
When in Sabah, make sure you visit your closest animal cousin, the fascinating and intelligent orangutan. One of the best places to see these curious creatures is at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre near the town of Sandakan on the northeast coast. The centre is in a rainforest and rehabilitates close to 100 orangutans at any one time; they’re not caged but allowed to roam freely.
There are so many other things to see and do in Sabah that you’ll hardly have time for it all. Do try and soak in the Poring Hot Springs, see the long-nosed proboscis monkeys and view the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia
Travel and stay
If you are looking for places to stay there are some possibilities where you can search for the cheapest options.
Hostelworld where you can search for budget accommodation
Hotellook where you can search hotels and apartments
Airbnb where you can search accommodation in private apartments and rooms
Rent your transport
A way to get around the city is looking for offers on renting the transport.
Discover Cars is a website offering price comparison on car rentals all over the world
Rent bikes and motorbikes
BikesBooking is a website where you can search bikes, scooter and motorcycle rental.
City tours and transfers
When you are ready to discover the city you can find information about city tours and tranfers in the city on different websites offering search engines with all in one search.
Kiwitaxi is a website where you can search the best offers for city and airport transfers
City Tours and attractions
Find city tours and attractions with local guides and discover the city with the locals. Check ticket prices and book in advance for the biggest and most popular attractions.
Where is the city, maps
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Online weather and forecast
The weather and weather forecast for the coming days will be updated several times every day
Online currency exchange rates
The actual exchange rates will be updated several times every day
Closest terminals to the city
Here you can see which is the closest terminals to the city