Sabah is a Malaysian state that occupies the northern part of Borneo. The region has countless beaches, rainforests, coral reefs, and endemic wildlife.
You can discover unparalleled biodiversity along the jungle trails and have the opportunity to climb the tallest mountain in Malaysia.
Besides its beautiful scenery, Sabah is also closer to Indonesia. So, if you want to visit Sabah, you need to read the article below.
- Mount Kinabalu
Do you like extreme things like hiking and staying overnight in the mountains? Mount Kinabalu in Sabah may be for you.
Besides being able to enjoy beautiful and exotic views, you can also experience climbing the highest peaks in Kalimantan and Malaysia. Its peak rises to 4,095 meters (13,435 feet). It is the highest point between the Himalayas and Papua New Guinea.
Climbing Mount Kinabalu takes 2 days. The first day involved hiking 3,272 meters (10,735 ft) to a hostel in Laban Rata. The second day starts at 2:00 am to reach the summit in time for sunrise. Open your eyes to see all kinds of beauty.
Mount Kinabalu only allows a few climbers per day. So you must have a lot of preparation to climb Mount Kinabalu in Sabah.
- Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
This park is suitable for those of you who want to play water sports and want to enjoy the stunning natural scenery.
Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park is a park located in Teluk Gaya, 3 kilometers off the coast from Kota Kinabalu with 50 square kilometers, and has 5 islands and exotic coral reefs around it.
The five islands in this park are Gaya, Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi and Sulug islands. Gaya Island, Manukan Island, and Sapi Island are three of the five spectacular islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park with Gaya Island being the largest. This park is famous for its rich natural surroundings that you can explore, as well as its clear and calm waters.
Throughout the day you can enjoy these islands the way you like, be it picnicking, snorkeling, scuba diving or just relaxing on the beach.
- Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Are you a wildlife enthusiast looking for the ideal location to see the wildlife that lives in Sabah? If yes, then Tabin Wildlife Reserve is the right place to visit in Sabah because this place can give you the perfect and perfect taste of nature.
Visiting the Tabin Wildlife Sanctuary can truly be a priceless experience. Especially, if you are a fan of bird and wildlife photography, there is no better place than Tabin Wildlife Sanctuary. Not only for photographers and animal activists but also lay visitors, this place can be a paradise of tourist attractions covered in extraordinary natural beauty.
Tabin Wildlife Reserve welcomes you with a myriad of invaluable experiences.
- Sipadan Island
Want to dive with various types of marine life? Diving in the waters of Sipadan Island may be suitable for you.
The waters of Sipadan Island are home to more than 3,000 species of marine life and coral reefs, making the island one of the top five diving destinations in the world.
Don’t miss seeing green and hawksbill turtles, bumphead cockatoos, barracudas, whale sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, toothed hammerhead sharks, and many other types of marine life here.
Due to Sipadan’s protected status, its waters are only allowed to be visited by 120 divers daily. If you want to dive there, plan your trip and prepare at least three months in advance.
- Gomantong Cave
Hailed as the most popular tourist attraction in Sabah, Gomantong Caves are part of the Gomantong Protected Forest.
Gomantong Cave consists of a group of limestone caves located on Gomantong Hill. This cave is known to be home to millions of bats and cockroaches for a long time. This cave consists of two main rooms, namely the White Cave and the Black Cave. The Black Cave can be easily approached by tourists, while the White Cave is not accessible.
You can see about 27 species of bats in these caves. And outside can be seen exotic birds such as Kinfishers, Crested Snake Eagle and Asian Fairy Bluebird which can be easily seen.
It is recommended to cover your shoes with a plastic bag before entering the cave so as not to get dirty.
- Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
If you are going to Sabah with your family and children, this is the right place for you to visit. This place is a rehabilitation center that accommodates new life to orphaned orangutans before being sent back to the forest. This nature reserve is inhabited by 200 orangutans which is the main attraction of this place.
You and your family can feed these primates at certain times. Feeding times are at 10:00 and 15:00 which will attract 75 orangutans out into the open.
- Kinabatangan River
Finally, there is the Kinabatangan river which is the longest river in Sabah. The river passes through a variety of habitats including bull lakes, mangroves, dipterocarp forests, and Nipah.
Being part of the Sukau-Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, this pristine river offers a great opportunity to see exotic wildlife.
On a visit to this place, you will see rare species such as Orangutans, crocodiles, and hornbills. During the trip along the Kinabatangan River, you will pass many small untouched hamlets.
Some of the exotic natural attractions above you can use as a vacation reference while in Sabah. Approximately from a series of natural tourist attractions above, which one do you think is the most interesting?