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Amazing Tourism Malaysia . Tourism Sabah

Sipadan Island, SabahKota Kinabalu, the gateway to the rest of Sabah, is also the State Capital. It has a population of around 300,000. Kota Kinabalu or K.K. as it is usually called, is a relatively new town as the original town was destroyed during the Second World War. In the vicinity of Kota Kinabalu here are various places of interest, including the offshore, islands, Tanjung Aru Beach, the State Museum and the State Mosque, the Gaya Street Fair every Sunday morning, the "pasar malam" or open night markets where you can test your bargaining skills, and nearby water villages. Kota Kinabalu itself is well served by hotels and restaurants of international standard.

Sabah is a unique land, a melting pot of many indigenous and immigrant groups. The population of slightly over 1.7 million comprises over 30 different races and over 80 different dialects, each group having its own colourful culture, tradition, festival and customs. The indigenous groups include the Kadazan / Dusun, Bajau, Murut, Rungus, Lotud, Brunei, Orang Sungei, Kadayan, Bisaya and many other subgroups. The Chinese form the largest non-indigenous group.

 

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  Shangri-la's Tanjung Aru Resort
  Shangri-la's Tanjung Aru Resort The Shangri-la's Tanjung Aru Resort is a deluxe-class hotel located 7KM from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. the beautiful Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort is the epitome of Shangri-La's best. This magnificent seaside resort boasts of 495 charming rooms, equipped with modern facilities. Eight outstanding restaurants and bars pamper guests while recreational activities provide endless fun for family and friends. More...
     
  Shangri-la's Rasa Ria Resort
  Shangri-la's Rasa Ria Resort Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort is located on a natural beachfront setting overlooking the glorious Pantai Dalit Beach, on the edge of 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation and jungle, in truly isolated splendour. Rasa Ria has the unique benefit of its own nature reserve, complete with orang utans, orchids and the unusual pitcher plant. Facilities include a choice of restaurants offering Asian, Authentic Indian, Californian fusion and other international dishes. More...
     
  Berjaya Palance Hotel
  Berjaya Palace Hotel The Berjaya Palace Hotel blends old architecture with modern facilities. A mere 15 minutes drive from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the hotel stands majestically on a hill, overlooking the hustle and bustle of the city on one side and a serene mountain view on the other. Services offered are (but not limited to) a business center, safe deposit boxes, car rental services, bus shuttle to town, arrangement for round island tours and laundry services. More...
     
  Sutera Harbour Resort
  Sutera Harbout Resort Sutera Harbour Resort is framed by serene tropical islands in the South China Sea, with the majestic Mount Kinabalu as its backdrop – the perfect setting which is edged into the environment to become the city's landmark and lifestyle entity. A mere 5 minutes into the city centre of Kota Kinabalu and 10 minutes from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sutera Harbour Resort, a 384-acre integrated resort comprises the deluxe Pacific Sutera (500 rooms and suites), the premium Magellan Sutera (456 rooms and suites), Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club and The Residences at Sutera Harbour. More...
     
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Tourism Attractions in Sabah

  Danum Valley
  Danum Valley, Sabah Located 83km southeast of Lahad Datu in Sabah, the 438-sq. km. Danum Valley Conservation Area is one of the last remaining pockets of primary lowland rainforest in Asia. The 60-million-year-old rainforest perserves many plant and animal species found only in Borneo. It is home to over 275 bird species, 110 species of mammals including Orang Utans, five species of deer, giant flying squirrels, gibbons, bearded wild boars, flying frogs, Bulwar pheasants, the Asian elephant and the Sumatran rhinoceros. Danum Valley is undeniably well-known for trekking activities.
     
  Kinabalu National Park
  Kinabalu National Park, Sabah Kinabalu National Park, located 138km from Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is covering an area of 754 sq km. The focal point of the Park is, of course the majestic Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain between Northern Burma and New Guinea. The Kinabalu Park also houses numerous unique plants such as the pitcher plant, about 1000 orchid species and the largest flower in the world, Rafflesia. More than 250 bird species have also been recorded in the Park. Kinabalu National Park is another exciting trekking destination.
     
  Sipadan Island
  Sipadan Island, Sabah One of the most recognized diving destinations in Malaysia, is the Sipadan Island. In fact, Sipadan is also known as one of the best diving destinations in the world. Sipadan was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct undersea volcano. With its surrounding coral reef the island rises in form of a slim rocky needle 600m from the seabed. Sipadan is famous for it's large population of green turtles.The turtles are there year-round, but the highest concentration is during the month of August.
     
  Layang-Layang Island
  Layang Layang Island, Sabah Another wonderful diving destination. Northwest of Kota Kinabalu Sabah, the Layang Layang Island is an isolated atoll-like ring of 13 connected reefs in a 14 sq km area. The whole island is only 7.5 km long and 2 km wide. With its peaceful and breathtaking seascapes, pristine corals and clear water are the area's trademarks. Divers can expect to see the Gorgonian Forest, red sea whips and shark caves littered with white tip and nurse sharks. The diving season starts from March to September. Best time to go from our view point is from April- May.
     
  Kapalai Island
  Kapalai Island, Sabah Kapalai Island is geographically near to the Sipadan Island, and its structure is nothing more than a triangle shaped white sand bar that appears during low tide. The underwater scene is completely different compared to Sipadan's. Diving is exceedingly easy and shallow but quite spectacular. Here, the frequently seen creatures such as the crocodilefish, lionfish and scorpionfish are almost ignored as being too common!
     
  Mabul Island
  Mabul Island, Sabah Mabul Island, another wonderful diving destination which first became popular due to its close proximity to Sipadan. In recent years, Mabul Island has been recognized as one of the best muck-diving sites in the world. This reef is on the edge of the continental shelf and the seabed surrounding the reef slopes out to 25 -30m deep. Flamboyant cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus and bobtail squids are just a few of the numerous types of cephalopods found.
     
  Lakayan Island
  Lakayan Island, Sabah Lankayan Island is a virtually uninhabited island located in the Sulu Sea. It has the only dive resort in Malaysia's Sulu Sea called the Lankayan Island Dive Resort and is one of the best spots for whale shark sighting. The location of the whale shark is usually indicated by flocks of seabirds screeching high above the placid surface. With luck, divers and snorkellers may get close to this gentle giant, although it may decide to swim away after a few minutes.
     
  Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary
  Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary, Sabah This 24ha sanctuary is the only remaining patch of a once extensive mangrove forest. The site is fed by both saline and fresh water, thereby creating a unique ecosystem within which mangrove flora and fauna, and freshwater aquatic species, can flourish at the same time. The site is also an important refuge and feeding ground for many species of resident birds, as well as several migratory species from northern Asia.
     
  Tanjung Aru Beach
  Tanjung Aru Beach, Sabah Tanjung Aru beach is a long stretch of white sand lined with palm and casuarina trees. Only 6km from Kota Kinabalu town centre, or 10km from the airport, it is very popular among locals as a weekend getaway with families and friends. activities like water skiing or scuba diving can be arranged through the nearest resort, the Shangri-la Tanjung Aru.
     
  Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
  Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Sabah The world's largest Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre is located here, a 20-minute drive from Sandakan. More than 4,500 hectares of virgin jungle have been set aside here as a forest reserve and rehabilitation centre for orang utans which have been rescued fromcaptivity or abandoned by their mothers.