Sabah! Is it a person? No! It’s way beyond that, it’s a tiny portion of this majestic portion of the milky way we live in. It’s an island in Malaysia.
Got a meeting or official event to host?Sabah is the place for you! It’s the perfect blend of that amazing beach vacation you always long for and the most productive incentive vacation destination! It is a brings to students education, adventure, service and a whole lot of fun. It enables children give back to the community by connecting with nature the fun way. What better way to keep that child of yours engaged during the academic year?
Now it’s not just for children or a place for people to spout out business jargons. Sabah is the perfect place for travel enthusiasts of all ages, be it a toddler or your cool grandparents. There’s something for everyone to do, ranging from trekking to mountain climbing, white water rafting, wildlife viewing and so much more! From mountain lovers to water sport enthusiasts and even bird watchers, everyone is occupied in their own way.
Sabah the tropical paradise, located on the northern part of Borneo is where the popular and sacred Mt. Kinabalu is kept protected. It holds a variety of plants, birds and the alpine meadows and this is exactly what all trekking enthusiasts dream of.
Mountain climbing is very famous in Sabah, mostly because the region comprises mostly of mountains and forests. Mt. Kinabulu, the highest peak of Malaysia (at 13,445 ft) lies within this very island. It’s tropical climate helps in motivating to trek, being sunny almost throughout the year. The average temperature ranges from 32 degrees celsius in the lowlands to 21 degrees celsius in the highlands. Mt. Kinabulu being an exception has its temperatures dropping below freezing point at altitudes higher than 3500 metres. Other mountains to trek include Mt. Danum at an altitude of 1093 metres, Mt. Lumarku, Mt. Tambuyukon, Mt. Alab at 2050 metres, and Mt. Trusmadi at 2642 metres. This justifies what Sabah means when translated from the native language to English, ‘Land below the wind’.
As far as talking to the native, they are up to help you for anything ranging from directions to shopping. Bahasa Malaysia is the officially spoken language, with a strong prominence of English everywhere. Traces of Mandarin can also be found in some places in Sabah.
If you want to go shopping, the city wakes at 10am and stays awake till 10pm. Cellular networks Cellcom, Digi, Maxis, U Moblie and a couple more exist to let you communicate with the outside world.
Trekking and shopping apart, there are other fun activities as well! One among them is Tabin Wildlife Reserve, which houses endangered species like Borneo Pygmy elephants, Tembadau and has exotic birdlife to witness. Other places include the Turtle Island Park, 40km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park which requires prior booking to visit.
Always wanted a fish spa but felt weird to get one? You are in the place which is known for their traditional fish spas, so you obviously can’t miss getting one.
One more interesting thing I would like to give you a heads up about is the hot water springs there. Located in Kundasang is the pouring hot water spring which is a not-to-miss spot in your journey. Relax yourself with a little hot water therapy or you can also take a shower in the tub present there. Doing this is said to reduce stress, cure joint pains and also lower blood pressure.
Places to stay in can range from budget hotels to exotic resorts. From business vacations to personal getaways, Sabah is definitely a treat to your eyes, heart and soul. It’s definitely a place everyone must visit just once before they die.
Creating a once in a lifetime experience becomes easy in Sabah!