Sabah, the land below the wind

 

Sabah is one of 13 member states of Malaysia. It is located on the northern portion of the island of Borneo, hence the previous moniker of “North Borneo”. It is the second largest state in the country after Sarawak, which it borders on its southwest. It also shares a border with the province of East Kalimantan of Indonesia in the south.


The origin of the name Sabah is uncertain, and there are many theories have arisen. One theory is that during the time it was part of the Bruneian Sultanate, it was referred to as Saba' because of the presence of pisang saba, a type of banana, found on the coasts of the region. Due to the location of Sabah in relation to Brunei, it has been suggested that Sabah was a Bruneian Malay word meaning upstream or the northern side of the river.


 

Proboscis Monkey (long-nosed monkey), one of the largest monkey species native to Asia.

The jungles in Sabah are classified as tropical rainforests and it hosts a diverse array of plantations and wildlife species. The jungles there are persevered by the government as Sabah’s most prized possession and no illegal activities that included cutting off the trees are allowed in the place. Hundreds of different rare floral species can be seen all over the place and never before seen wildlife species can be found throughout the trails along the jungle walk. Be amazed as you come across the big nose monkeys, these type of monkeys are friendly and easy to approach but beware of their unexpected behavior. You might end up getting scratched or bitten by them if you approach them the wrong way. Despite the fact that Sabah is known for its tropical weather, you must always be prepared for a slippery trail when it’s raining as in here; we rain a lot more than other countries.

                                                                              

The Slow Loris, via GIPHY

 

What to explore:                                                                                                   

There are many exciting activities provided herein Sabah regardless of the ages and background of the people coming there every year. The activities ranged from family outdoor, getaway for couple, honeymoon adventure and school holidays. Some of the activities are limited to the weather condition to ensure safety of the tourists and some of them are due to the availability of the facilities for the particular activities.  However, it is advised for tourists to bring their tools in preparation for the activities to avoid inconvenience during the time when they want to perform the activities. If you are real outdoor junkies, then the challenging landscape of Sabah might be the right choice for your ultimate travel adventure. You may contact retailborneo@mayflower-group.com for travel tips and advises.

 

 

Best Time To Travel: 

Rainforest is good to travel throughout the year. For Kota Kinabalu travelers, the best time to travel will be Jan - Mar as the weather tends to be cool,  dry and less messy, perfect for you to start outdoor activities and enjoy its natural beauty. However, you may want to bring along sunglasses and sunscreens during their dry season (Nov- Mar, May-Sep) as the sun and heat are at their peak.

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Embraces the wild nature and the magic that it has to offer and be thrilled with the challenges that it has in store for you because Sabah never fails to amaze us. Set aside your skepticism and embark into a new world of estranged inhabitants and nature!

 

 Visit our Mayflower Borneo site to learn more about the magical nature here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source from GoAsiaPlus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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