Sabah is one of the two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo which has Kota Kinabalu (KK) as the capital city, which is the beautiful coastal city that has a long history and culture. However, the main highlight of Sabah is the natural resources that are plentiful such as high mountains, forests, beaches and seas. Therefore, this place has become one of the famous attractions of Malaysia.
Tourist attractions in Sabah
-Mount Kinabalu: Located at Kinabalu Park, it is suitable for those who like nature and love mountaineering since there are many rare kinds of trees along the both sideways to the top. The peak of Mount Kinabalu is the fifth highest peak of Southeast Asia which is 4095 meters above the sea level.
-Manukan Island: Surrounded by the clear blue sea, it is an attraction that western tourists like to come to play water sports. At the same time, there are natural routes for are exploration and many good birding spots. More importantly, Manukan Island has all of the facilities you need just like the cities.
-Tanjung Aru Beach, Langkawi: One of the most famous beaches of Malaysia and said to be in the top 10 most beautiful beaches of Asia. It is also a delightful sunset viewpoint and a place for beach sports and seaside restaurants. During the long weekends, there will be many tourists which makes it one of the busiest place of Sabah.
Sabah has hot and humid weather throughout the year and it only has 2 seasons which are summer and rainy seasons. Kota Kinabalu can be visited any time but if you do not wish to face with hot weather or heavy rain you come during January-March which is the period where it has best climate. During April-May it will have hottest climate and while during September-November it will be rainy season.
Traveling to Sabah
Flight : Take a flight to Kuala Lumpur from Bangkok and continue with Malaysia Airline flight to Kota Kinabalu which takes approximately 7 hours, depending on the airline and flight connections.
Car : The good thing is you can drive from South of Thailand directly to Malaysia since it is right-hand drive just like Thailand. However, it takes time before you get to Sabah.
Train : When you take a train to cross over from Thailand to Malaysia, there will be a train service at Beaufort and South of Tenom that takes you Kota Kinabalu.