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Sabah is a beautiful state in eastern Malaysia. It comprises of the North Borneo jungles and a sparkling coastline.

Sabah is a picture-postcard come to life. It is one of the top 10 places in the world to view sunsets. It has a beautiful coastline rich with marine life, gorgeous national parks, amazing wildlife, lovely people and a diverse culture.

Welcome to our page on the Sabah Experience. We have visited this beautiful region twice with teams of writers and bloggers. Read first-hand accounts of the people we took to visit Sabah, the place that is fondly called ‘The Land below the Wind’.

bamboo wind chimes - - arts and crafts of Sabah
Travelling gets us closer to the diverse cultures and people around the world. Each place has its unique culture. Art has always been an intrinsic part of cultures across the world. For centuries, arts and crafts have been the medium of expression for varied indigenous tribes. Ancient civilizations have...
A fruit vendor in Sabah market
It was the first evening in Sabah and due to the rains, our welcome dinner on the cruise had gotten postponed and we started to look out for alternatives on what we can possibly do. Just then, our guide came up with this brilliant idea of visiting the Sabah...
River cruise on the Kawa Kawa River - day trips from Kota Kinabalu
There are a number of short excursions you can take from Kota Kinabalu to explore the surrounding area of Sabah. Borneo’s rainforest is the third largest in the world, and so Kota Kinabalu is the perfect place to visit its many attractions from. So here are the top 5...
As someone who is a mountain soul in every sense, the world underneath the ocean has always intrigued me. The idea of venturing deep into the sea to witness its wonders seemed equally exciting yet brought a slight nervousness considering my terrible swimming abilities. I had an opportunity to...
Sabah beaches and islands
Sabah can be called a proverbial paradise: With its blue waters, colourful underwater reefs with a variety of fascinating aquatic life and the stunning white beaches of powdery white sand. There are numerous idyllic islands with clear visibility of underwater attractions scattered around the coast of Malaysia - particularly...
Panorama of the beach at Shangri La Rasa ria resort
Our guide Hazel from ‘Borneo Tours and Travels’ described the property to us. “From one end, standing in the midst of a blanket of white sand, every room has a spectacular view of the blue ocean,” she said. In spite of building a picture in my head about how...
3 women from the ethnic groups of Sabah jumping over bamboo sticks
Sabah is nicknamed the ‘Land below the Wind’, and is a colourful and rich mosaic of ethnic groups. Borneo is the third largest island in the world and Malaysia occupies about a quarter of its total land mass. The rest of Borneo is divided between Indonesia and the tiny...
sunset at Rasa Ria near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the State of Sabah in Malaysia is not one of the first places to come to mind while preparing a travel itinerary. But you should make it a part of your itinerary, and here's why: Beautiful Sunsets Kota Kinabalu provides an extensive host of opportunities to...
Sunset by the ocean - Visit Sabah
Sabah truly is a place immersed in beautiful landscapes. Every corner of Sabah will take your breath away. If you’re considering booking a flight to Malaysia, take a look at these 12 incredible images of this part of the country that will surely make you want to visit Sabah. Visit...
Sunset at Manukan Island - southeast asia travel
Picture a Southeast Asia travel. The moment you hear Southeast Asia, images of sun-kissed golden sand beaches, lush paddy fields, ruins of lost civilisations, temples with elaborate ceremonies, mighty megacities swamped by bargain-hunters, tropical islands rundown by backpackers, and never-ending parties with overflowing booze at throwaway prices conjure up. That’s...