Sabah History

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Eco–Treasures Discovered in Borneo

Deep in our hearts, we all dream of a tropical haven. Pure, green and pristine. At the same time, we also wish for it to be unspoilt and untouched by the problems of modern life.

 

Welcome to Sabah, the land of eco-treasures. Where you can climb to the awesome peak of the highest mountain in the region, play with the orang utan - “the wild man of Borneo" in the largest such sanctuary in the world, admire the rafflesia - the largest flower in the world in rainforests that are millions of years old and dive into some of the world’s best underwater wonderlands.

 

You can also meet some of the friendliest, warmest people in the world. Join in their colourful festivals and traditions that will take you back centuries…

 

o        Today - If you yearn for the exhilarating sense of adventure, Sabah is the perfect place for jungle trekking, cave exploration, white-water rafting, mountain climbing or deep sea diving. Your taste for exotic culture will be more than sated by the numerous ethnic customs and celebrations which include living in longhouses and the potent rice wine called “lihiing" or “hiing". You can of course alternatively just lie all day on a secluded beach or tee off in a championship golf course in any of the many world-renowned holiday resorts. So why dream of eco-treasures when you can experience the wonders of it all with a trip down to Sabah, Malaysian Borneo!

 

o        Facts - Sabah sits at the tip of Borneo, the world’s third largest island. Its coastline of 1.440km (900 miles), washed by the South China Sea on the West and the Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea on the East, encloses an inland area of 74,500 sq km (29.399 sq miles).

 

Lying just north of the equator, Sabah enjoys a sunny tropical climate where it’s summer all year round. Daily temperatures range from 74 to 9 degrees Fahrenheit (23 to 33 degrees Centigrade), with cooler weather up in the mountains.

 

o        Highlights - A land blessed with nature’s most bountiful treasures. Sabah is also known by the famed romantic name of “The Land Below The Wind".