Sabah, known as the “Land Below The Wind”, is situated in northern Borneo, bordering the state of Sarawak to the southwest, Kalimantan in Indonesia to the south. It is separated by sea from the Federal Territory of Labuan in the west and the Philippines to the north and east.
Kota Kinabalu is the capital city as well the economic centre for the state and the seat for the Sabah state government and other major towns in the state include Sandakan and Tawau. As of the 2015 census in Malaysia, the state’s population is 3,543,500.
Some of the state’s top attractions include the Crocker Range National Park, the Kinabatangan River – the second longest river in Malaysia – and Mount Kinabalu, which is the highest point in Sabah and the whole country of Malaysia.
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Spelunking (exploring) in the Gomantong Caves, Sabah
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Sabah, the Land Below the Wind with weirdly wonderful roundabout statues
It seems Sabah is fond of quirky statues in the middle of roundabouts!.
Sports and eco-tourism in Sabah: the Ruhiang-Kiulu Adventure Challenge
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A Treasure Trove of Surprises in Sandakan
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Climbing Mount Kinabalu: What You Should Know
Climbing Mt Kinabalu will remain a challenging draw for many. Here, Alex Sorenson recounts his own recent experience conquering Malaysia's mightiest peak.
Exploring the Diverse Cultures and Environments of Sabah and Sarawak
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23 reasons to love Sabah
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Sabah Has World’s Longest Island Zip Line
Sabah now has the world’s longest island zip line, which is a bigger-scale version of the flying fox.
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