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Tourist friendly destination
The locals in Sabah are naturally kind and welcoming, they’re won’t hesitate to help lost and confused tourist. You will have less worries of being scam when travelling to Sabah, instead interactions among locals and tourist are authentic and makes you feels like you’re home.
Affordable luxury stay
This Malaysian borneo is a hotspot for luxury resorts and hotels. Established locals hotels and resort as well as famous international hotels chains will fulfil your accommodation needs that suits every tourist around the world.
You are welcome to stay at a 4-5 star famous hotel chains ( eg; Hilton/Marriott/etc) with only under as low as 100usd per night, and even with only less than 50usd you will manage to get a beautiful hotel rooms at any locals hotel chains with a first class hospitality.
Well established boutique hotels, home-stay and backpackers lodge that will mesmerized your stay with comforts and beautifully design interior that won’t break your bank
Super DELICIOUS yet CHEAP food
When it comes to food, South East Asia are known for their varieties of local delicacies and Sabah are not excluded.
WARNING: Try not to drool much when reading!
Of course this isn't the end of food journey in Sabah, but since noodles are staple food of Sabahan I needed to make it clear that these noodles are a must in your food list once you visit Sabah.
Island, Beaches and Mountain
Sabah is blessed with nature's beauty and captivating island, beaches and one of world's highest Mountain,
Consisting of 400 islands, hundreds of beaches and one astonishing mountain, here are some of a must go to places when you visit Sabah
Visible colourful coral reefs situated deep underneath the sea what gives tourist their unique insta perfect picture, this island is part of the Tun Sakaran Marine Park, located in Semporna, Sabah
As Sabah’s most frequently visited island, located only 15 minutes away from city center by boat. Manukan island is offering you extensive water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, banana boat, parasailing and other various water sports, promising you with a beautiful sunset point at the tip of the island itself while staying at their premium accommodations.
Voted as one of most top dive site in the world, this pre-historic volcano island is formed by a deep sea. It’s a marine paradise with rich underwater biodiversity, mesmerized coral reefs and sudden droop off into the deep blue making it anybody’s wish list especially if you are a diver. Located on the east side of Sabah, Sipadan is pure diving destinations.
As world 3rd highest peak of an island and Malaysia tallest mountain, Mount Kinabalu is a perfect retreat after your island hoping. It may not be easy to climb but it will be a one in a lifetime memorable experience. Catching the most beautiful sunrise that worth your journey.
Named as Sabah’s Lost World, this UNESCO world heritage site kept more than 80 species of orchids, over 19 and more waterfalls steps, a home to estimated offer 1800 different tree species which some are endangered and extinct, and home to carnivorous plants. Maliau Basin is covering 58 kilometers of area, hence there yet ore to discover. If you love adventure and nature a visit to this Borneo lost world is a must.
Formerly known as Jesselton, Kota Kinabalu is Sabah capital city. It’s located strategically in the west coast of Sabah and referred as ‘KK’ by the locals, Kota Kinabalu offers tourist a complete city lifestyle with modern shopping malls that comes with well-established designers name, trendy bars, restaurants, and easy access to all things of city lifestyle.
See You in Another Chapter
Of course they are more of This Lost world of borneo that are yet to be discovered, hence I will be continuing this articles with different chapter of Sabah that will be a perfect guide for anyone in need.
See you soon, and Take care.