This article provides you some general information about Sabah. A more detailed information about Sabah has been published in our article About Sabah 2012.
What is Sabah
Sabah is a state in [[Malaysia]].
Sabah is the second largest state among thirteen states in Malaysia (Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia).
Where is Sabah
Sabah is located in [[Borneo]] Island. Coordinates: 5°15′N 117°0′E. Sabah is bordering with Indonesia’s [[Kalimantan]] in the south and with Southern [[Philippines]] in the East Coast.
Interesting About Sabah
Sabah is one of the most popular tourists destinations in Malaysia. Sabah is blessed to have the beauty of flora and fauna, well preserved marine treasures and ethnic diversity that makes Sabah one of the most beautiful tourists destinations. Provided with excellent international accessibility via Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah is now also one of main gateway to Malaysia. Hotel facilities and accommodation with competitive rates are also another exciting attraction available.
The interesting Geography of Sabah
1. Sabah houses one of the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu.
2. Sabah houses the largest flower in the world, Rafflesia.
3. Sabah houses one of the top diving sites in the world, Sipadan Island.
4. Sabah houses one of the World Heritage Sites by [[UNESCO]]
Biodiversity of Sabah
Iconic species of animals that you can find in Sabah (Kinabalu Park)
Alcedo euryzona / Blue-banded Kingfisher
Anthreptes rhodolaemus / Red-throated Sunbird
Callosciurus baluensis / Kinabalu Squirrel
Calyptomena viridis / Asian Green Broadbill
Chimarrogale phaeura / Bornean Water Shrew
Chloropsis cyanopogon / Lesser Green Leafbird
Crocidura monticola / Sunda Shrew
Cyornis turcosus / Malaysian Blue-flycatcher
Harpactes kasumba / Red-naped Trogon
Harpactes whiteheadi / Whitehead’s Trogon
Hipposideros galeritus / Cantor’s Leaf-nosed Bat
Hylobates muelleri / Müller’s Bornean Gibbon
Hylomys suillus / Short-tailed Gymnure
Macronous ptilosus / Fluffy-backed Tit-babbler
Malacocincla malaccensis / Short-tailed Babbler
Malacopteron affine / Sooty-capped Babbler
Malacopteron magnum / Rufous-crowned Babbler
Maxomys whiteheadi / Whitehead’s Sundaic Maxomys
Meiglyptes tukki / Buff-necked Woodpecker
Miniopterus schreibersii / Common Bentwing Bat
Petaurista elegans / Spotted Giant Flying Squirrel
Presbytis hosei / Hose’s Langur
Prionailurus bengalensis / Leopard cat
Rattus baluensis / Kinabalu Rat
Rhinolophus luctus / Great Woolly Horsehoe Bat
Sundamys infraluteus / Mountain Sundamys
Sundasciurus hippurus / Horse-tailed Squirrel
Tupaia montana / Mountain Treeshrew
Zoothera interpres / Chestnut-capped Thrush
Tourist Destination In Sabah
Refer to tourist map below to discover the wonders of Sabah.
Top Ten Destination in Sabah;
1. Mt. Kinabalu - The highest mountain of Malaysia
2. Sipadan Island - One of the top 3 diving sites in the world
3. Sepilok – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
4. Kinabatangan Foodplain - World-class wildlife and birding sites in Asia
5. Sapi / Manukan Island - Favorite islands of people in Kota Kinabalu
6. Danum Valley - 130-million-year virgin Borneo rainforest, older than Amazon
7. Kapalai Island - A romantic island in Celebes Sea of Semporna
8. Klias Wetland - Proboscis monkey and Christmas firefly trees welcome you
9. Poring Hot Springs - Try the sulfurous hot spring and thrilling canopy walk
10. Tawau Hills Park - See the tallest tropical tree in the world
About Sabah. Tourist Map Of Sabah. Tourist Destination.
About Sabah People and Sabahan Hospitality
Sabah people are known as Sabahans. There are officially 32 ethnics in Sabah. These 32 ethnics has their own unique custom that have been preserved for hundreds of years. These unique cultures and traditions will give an unforgetable memory. Sabahan hospitality will certainly amaze you. Sabahans are very friendly. Each ethnic has its own way of life including unique costumes, unique music and musical instrument, unique dance etc. but they all share the same amount of friendliness and hospitality. All guest are treated with highest respect and celebrated as if they were part of the community.
About Sabah. Faces Of lovely Sabahans
Major Celebration in Sabah
Harvest Festival (Pesta Kaamatan)
The Kaamatan festival is an annual event in the cultural life of the Kadazandusuns of Sabah since time immemorial. In its deepest sense, Kaamatan festival is a manifestation of Creator and Creation relationship, as well as Inter-Creations relationship. It embodies the principal acts of invocation of divinities, appeasing, purification and restoration, re-union of benevolent spirits, and thanksgiving to the Source of All. It is part of a complex wholesome Momolian religious system centered on the paddy rites of passage and the life cycle of Bambarayon - the in-dwelling spirit of paddy. Read more..
Kaamatan by KDCA
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