Sabah gives a complete and exotic Bornean experience, from diverse natural offerings such as mountains, islands, beaches, wildlife to warm and hospitable people from various background. It’s a combination of fun, adventure and total relaxation in one of the most exciting island State in Malaysia.
16 international cities have regular connectivity to the State capital, Kota Kinabalu. Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul and business hubs are within short (three to six hours) direct flight and there are easy connection to other long haul destinations.
As a young state, there is little history for Sabah which depended on the timber industry in the past. A redirection of policies has regulated that, enabling nature-based tourism to rise as one of the top income earners for the government - the benefits that are seen today.
Product offerings spans from the West to the East Coast, from the highlands to underwater, giving the celebrated tagline, ‘eco-treasures from mountain top to ocean deep’. The top 3 mountains of Malaysia are all found in Sabah, along with strange and unusual wildlife, some unique to Sabah – attracting scientific researchers and volunteers.
Underwater, diving makes a lucrative industry for Sabah for the past 30 years. Scuba diving organization PADI, has returned to Sabah for almost two decades straight to train their top directors in Sabah’s East Coast.
Amidst its rustic setting, Sabah is now gearing to be the upcoming MICE player in the region. The new Sabah International Convention Centre, due to open in late 2018 or early 2019, is expected to change the face of the industry as well as the overall economy.