Sabah, Malaysia’s most precious wildlife paradise awaits you! As my tour ends here, the experience has been nothing less than mesmerizing. The place still leaves me in daze! Its biodiversity conservation and reforesting efforts have attracted a large number of foreign agencies and non-governmental organisations like the World Wide Fund for Nature. The sector stretches itself to business corporations like Marks & Spencer, foreign organisations such as the Royal Society United Kingdom, and more such big players in the society. Sabah has one of the richest and most diverse collections of animal life on this planet. Unlike the great herds of the African savannah – wildlife viewing here is considered more like a present than a given for travelers entering the state’s wild areas. The place doesn’t just guarantee the animals’ habitat, but also their livelihood. Over half of Sabah is forested, and the rest is for you to see and admire. The park system, spread over thousands of acres, is linked to a futuristic eco-tourism policy, ensuring Sabah’s varied eco-systems and its wildlife’s survival be a treat for us to watch.
Cherish the serenity of Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Ever dreamt of cruising along like no care in the world? Here’s your chance to let your dream come true on one of the longest rivers in Borneo. Ride on the waters of Kinabatangan River. And discover a hidden paradise that’s home to various wildlife such as the Orangutan, Pygmy elephants, Proboscis monkeys and majestic birds. Tucked in the heart of the rainforest, Sukau Rainforest Lodge offers its guest a delightfully exceptional experience that’s unique and unforgettable. You might not want to leave from this beautiful spot, like I felt! Such is the sight of the cruise.
Deep walk through the Danum Valley
Covered with abundance of forest area lies a pristine and greatly protected Danum Valley. It is known for its wide-range of wildlife and flora inhabitants, not discounting its untouched lowland Diptercarp forest. The forest conservation is an ideal location to carry out environmental research, education and habitat restoration training. As I walked through the valley I felt the calmness set inside me. Take a deep walk to experience the place to the fullest.
Discover the Tabin Wildlife Reserve
A reservoir well known for facility and staff throughout Borneo. Tabin Wildlife is home to some of the highly endangered wild creatures. Its inhabitants include the Sunda clouded leopard, Borneo Pygmy elephants, Tembadau, over 200 species of birds, and many more. Some of the activities you can do there is the night safari, wildlife-spotting, bird-watching and others. Again spend some time with the spot rather than mere looking at it.
Watch with fascination at Selingan Island
Presenting a sanctuary for green and hawksbill turtles, Selingan Island is an ideal destination for those who are interested to view turtles in particular. Selingan Island gives you the rare opportunity to watch turtle landings and witness these beautiful creatures as they come to shore to lay their eggs. It was truly a treat to watch. Visitors can observe the collection of the eggs, tagging of mother turtles and the releasing of baby turtles into the sea.
Check out the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center
A refuge for the endangered Orangutans, the rehabilitation center provides the care orphaned orangutans need before they are released back into the wild. Visitors are welcomed to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center and there, you can observe the orangutans during feeding time as well as witness discretely part of the rehabilitation process from the center’s outdoor nursery. Be sure to engage yourself fully in this place.
The wild nature of Sabah awaits you. With lush greenery covering over half of Borneo, you are in for a visual treat. Backpack your stuff and set off to one of the world’s most satisfying wildlife sights. Ensure you take a few days off to cover as much as you can. You wouldn’t want to leave the marvels unseen. Sabah – A state that makes the world indulge in statelessness!