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.
Recent articles about Sabah
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British Naturalist to Film Sabah’s Wildlife
Sir David Attenborough, a renowned British naturalist will be filming Sabah's wildlife for the second time.
Discovering the Wonders of Sandakan in Sabah
It's still Malaysia, but at times feels like a different world. Welcome to Northern Borneo, where two of the country's largest states...
6 Things to Do In Sabah
Here are six exciting things one can do in Sabah.
Saving Sabah’s Orangutans
Borneo's furry friends are a major tourist draw in Sabah, and Pat Fama meets a team dedicated to protecting and preserving these...
3 Sabah Beach Resorts You Should Know
Check out three of the best beach resorts in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Photos of US Peace Corps in Sabah Museum
Pay a visit to the Sabah State Museum and view photos of the United States Peace Corps service over 21 years in...
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King Lobsters in Sabah
Darden Restaurants, which owns a number of well-known restaurant chains in the United States, has decided to move into Asia.
Exploring Sabah by Rail
Follow Pat Fama's example and take a trip on the north Borneo Railway, which has been chugging through Sabah for more than...
Sabah Ka’amatan Festival
Tadau Ka'amatan (Harvest Festival), is a timeless tradition in honour of Bambaazon, the spirit of the rice padi.
Sabah’s Colourful Tamu
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN DISCOVERING the "real Sabah", don't miss one of the weekly regional markets, or tamu.