- A state of Eco-Treasures -
Sabah is blessed with beautiful landscapes that never cease to amaze its
- If you want to challenge your physical ability, the highest mountain in
Malaysia - Mount Kinabalu, is here for you to conquer.
- If you want to look at primates at close range, they can visit the world
biggest Orang Utan Sanctuary.
- If you want to trek the ancient rainforests, the Kinabalu Park is
- If you want to swim with the fish of the sea turtles, the best and most
scenic diving spots in Sabah are Sipadan Island, Mabul Rahman park.
Sabah is the second largest state in Malaysia, it also known as the Land Below the
Wind. The South China Sea graces its coastlines. Located northeast of Borneo Island, 32 tribes make up Sabah's
- Imbak Canyon Conservation
The Ulu Kinabatangan information centre and jetty serves as an important platform for the local community to take part in safeguarding the natural heritage of the Imbak Canyon Conservation Area, here.
The 30,000ha located right at the centre of Sabah, is a Class I Forest Reserve.
- Colonial-styled Passenger Train
Dubbed the North Borneo Railway, the colonial-styled passenger train, powered by a Vulcan steam locomotive, chugged off from the Tanjung Aru station here to officially mark the relaunch of the state’s tourist rail service.
The refurbished locomotives, built by Vulcan Foundry Ltd in Britain and had plied Sabah’s railway lines since the 1880s, give passengers a feel of stepping back into the 1900s during the steam engine era.
- Rhino Saved in dramatic rescue
Rhino Saved in dramatic rescue - The rhino, aged between 10 and 12 years and named Puntung, was first caught on Dec 18 in a joint operation by the department and the Borneo Rhino Alliance (Bora).
With an estimated 20 to 30 rhinos left in the wilds of Sabah, the capture and trans-location of Puntung gives conservationists another shot at breeding the species in captivity. It is hoped Puntung would mate with a lone captive male rhino, named Tam.
- Climb Mt Kinabalu
Climb Mt Kinabalu - Mt Kinabalu is one of the easiest peaks in the world to conquer. Climbing distance – 8.72 km (from Timpohon Gate at 1,886.4m – the official starting point). Total climbing hours – 7 ~ 10 depending on your fitness level. Only 2 ~ 3 days for an average climber to reach the peak and back to starting point.
- Mt Kinabalu Climbathon
Come Oct 22 to 23 Oct 2011, the 25th edition of the climbathon will be the final time that participants run the traditional 21km route up and down the 4,095m mountain. Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon is set to be even more challenging next year.
- Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary is the World's largest Orang Utan Sanctuary, started in 1964 for rehabilitation of orphaned baby Orang Utans from logging-sites, plantations and illegal hunting, returning them to the wilds as soon as they are ready to be independent from human guardiance.
- Coral Reef in Semporna
Semporna may have the world’s highest marine bio-diversity. Mushroom corals lived freely on the sea bed, from the shallow reef flat to the sandy reef base. The expedition documented 43 mushroom coral species in Semporna.
- Sipadan Island
Located off the east coast of Sabah of Borneo Island, at the heart of the Indo-pacific basin, its geographic position puts Sipadan in the centre of the richest marine habitat in the world.
Renowned as one of the world's famous diving spots, Sipadan Island is the only Oceanic Island in Malaysia, which does not sit on any continental shelves. Rising 600 metres from the seabed, the island was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct vocanic cone that took thousands of years to develop.
- Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
Famous for its shallow waters, sumptuous coral gardens and white sandy beaches. Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is just 10 - 20 minute speedboat ride from the shores of Kota Kinabalu. The park comprising of 5 islands, namely Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug.
- rare whale
Semporna waters, off Sabah's east coast, could be a breeding ground for a very rare and endangered pygmy sperm whale. International experts are interested in conducting scientific studies after tourists and villagers rescued a 3.5m sperm whale that was stranded in shallow waters close to the famed Sipadan-Mabul islands on Wednesday.
- the finest forests
Sabah has been certified as having the biggest and best-managed forests in the country.
The Ulu Segama-Malua Forest Reserves (241,098ha) and Tangkulap-Pinangah Forest Reserves (50,070ha) were recently certified as well-managed forests under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification scheme by the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS).
- Shark Fin Ban
Sabah's bold decision to restrict the shark fin trade next year moved an individual so much that he decided to write a thank you letter, and got more than a dozen concerned Malaysians to put their signatures on it.
Anti-shark fin activists have been notching up many victories recently, with the revered Peninsula Hotel chain announcing last month that it would stop serving the dish from next year.
- Kinabalu Park World Heritage
The diverse bio-diversity at the Kinabalu Park has enabled it to remain among the 911 World Heritage sites from 151 countries in the world. Of the 911 heritage sites, only 180, including the Kinabalu Park, were assessed for their natural environment, which was high in bio-diversity.
Map - Tourist Attractions Sabah