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Sabah enjoys the reputation of Land Below the Wind. As the second largest state in Malaysia, it is located in the Northern part of Bomeo in East Malaysia. It was once called North Bomeo. In 1881, United Kingdom took over it. On September 16, 1963, it achieved independence from United Kingdom with Sarawak. Then, combined with Malaya and Singapore, Malaysia was established. Now Sabah becomes a federal territory and the only offshore financial center of Malaysia.


1. Mabul Island

Located in Semporna of Malaysia, Mabul Island lies in the sea between the Philippines and East Malaysia with a population of 2,000. The outside sea of Mabul is suitable for snorkeling and leisure activities. It is one of the top places of the world for muck diving. The island is surrounded by sand beaches, away from the northwest of a 200-hectare reef. There live a vast number of marine tiny organisms and various of creatures including shrimp, eel and goby.

2.Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Kota Kinbalu City Mosque is a typical modern muslin architecture in LikasBay. This is one of the largest mosques in the city, even around the country. It has the most splendid sunset. It is built on the man-made body of water. It looks like a mosque floating on the water. This amazing white building melts itself perfectly into the blue sky. It is as beautiful as Nabawi, the famous mosque in Medina of Saudi Arab.


Semporna, located in the eastern shore of Sabah of East Malasia, is a small town with a small population. However, it is a convenient tourist town. Thanks to its position as the gateway to Sipadan, the diving paradise, its economy develops fast and it has a lot of dive shops, restaurants and hotels.

4.Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is located in the well-known Mount Kinabalu Park of world’s natural relics. Here grow various plantings and flowers. With a height of 4,095 meters (13,435 feet), Mount Kinabalu is the highest between the Himalayas and New Guinea. This mountain is called as Kinabalu by local people. Its name comes from the native language of Aki Nabulu, with the meaning of a place respecting the dead. This is the safest mountain which can be easily conquered.


Sabah is the land of succulent tropical fruits and mouth-watering seafood.You will need an empty stomach.In Sabah you will find roadside stalls, SUGARBUN restaurants, award-winning restaurants, supermarkets, and many other places serving diverse ethnic specialties such as Chinese, Indian, and Malaysian cuisines.

Yu Kee Tea Room

Bak kut teh is one of Malaysia's famous dishes, and is also the specialty of the Yu Kee Tea Room.It is a soup cooked with pork and pork bones with traditional Chinese herbs, and its unique flavor is known throughout Malaysia.The strong aroma of garlic and herbs permeates the pork and accompanies the flavor of the meat, giving it a unique taste.The soup is made with lean pork, so you don't have to worry about piling on the pounds.

Address:74 Jalan Gaya, KotaKinabalu, Sabah.


Shopping in Sabah is not a good choice because the price here is relatively high. However, local handicrafts are delicate and worth buying. There are a lot of handicrafts including bag, purse, wooden photo frame, doll in national costumes, wind bell, bracelet, ring and other adornments. Obviously, there is also Badib underwear. You can also buy some T-shirts in various kinds with the word “Sabah” printed on.


Sabah owns accommodations of different levels from five-star hotels, relax resorts to economical hotels. Luxury hotels and island resorts cost 800-plus RM/day, and some even 8,000RM/day. Generally, ordinary hotels (below three stars) cost 100 to 300 RM/day. There are also many hotels in Sabah away from downtown. The price is from 20 to 100 RM/day. The price in Kota Kinabalu is higher than that in Sandakan and Tawau.

1.Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort is 30 minutes away from the center of the downtown by car or bus. It owns a big private beach and golf course. Especially, it has a sea wing in which bath tube on balconyare installed. Therefore, visitors could enjoy the sunset and the sea when bathing. It costs 1,000 RM/day, which isrecommended for those who can afford the price.

2.Gaya Island

There are several resorts on the island including GAYA ISLAND RESORT, GAYANA ECO RESORT and BUNGA RAYA RESORT. However, only guests living on the island can enter these resorts. They are not open to the public. The island has a very good scenery. If you want a quiet vacation, to live here will be a good choice.


Penampang is located in the border of airport area and the south of the wharf. Even though this region is not near the sea but it’s a suburb of Sabah. The environment is peaceful and the amenities is good.Many people choose to live in the downtown of Sabah or the seaside, but with a relatively low price and a short distance to the airport, Penampang is also a cost-effective choice.


Kota Kinabalu International Airport

Kota Kinabalu International Airport is small. After entering the hall, you can see the custom department. After fulfilling the disembarkation card, you can enter without being asked a single word. In airport exit is a taxi stand. You can buy taxi tickets to different places. If you do not want to take a taxi, you can go to the downtown by bus-Line 16A. It is extremely cheap, costing only 1RM. The terminal is near Gayastreet. You can also get off at any time (In front of your seat there is a red button. If you want to get off, you can press it.)

Transportation in Kota Kinabalu

Mini Bus: In major cities of Sabah, mini bus is the transportation tool which goes across fixed routes. The bus routes are printed on its body. Because of its low price and frequent trips, mini bus is an ideal transportation tool. However, it is small and has no air conditioner. Besides, it is crowded in busy hours, and not as comfortable as taxi.

Taxi: If you have no idea about the way and do not want to explore, either, you can think about taxi. You can find taxi stand near many restaurants, shopping malls and shopping centers. Taxis in Malaysia have black-yellow or red-white bodies. With words of “Teksi”, “Teksi Bermeter” or “Kereta Sewa” on them, most taxis have air conditioners.

Intercity Transportation in Sabah

Most intercity buses have air conditioners and comfortable seats. Therefore, they are the choice of most people. In bus station, there are ticket counters of different companies. The prices of the tickets are nearly equal. The bus stations are open at around 7 a.m. Some small buses will not depart until they are full. The transportation situation is sound with littletraffic jam. When purchasing tickets at the station, you can inquiry and arrange the returning trip tickets and the boarding location. You can also buy round-trip tickets there.