Traveling in Sabah
Sabah - The Land Below the Wind!
When it comes to Sabah the Malaysian Borneo, it is so easy for one to succumb to the natural diversity and fall in love with the beauty of this lovely state. The “Land Below the Wind” is what Sabah is referred due to its coordinates that is situated just south of the typhoon-belt.
Sabah is the great escape from the hustle and bustle of the typical city life! Besides the fact that it is politically stable and has good infrastructures, it is also the haven for eco tour adventure! Sabah encapsulates a multitude of adventurous experience and activities.
Sabah invites you to discover the mysteries of its deep emerald tropical jungles such as Danum Valley Conservation Area, Tabin Wildlife Reserve and Maliau Basin. Also highlights of non touristy spots like Bukit Piton and Sungai Kapur offers visitors a once in a lifetime wild Borneo experience.
Put your comfy shoes on and walk your way into one of the rainforests and immerse yourself to the beautiful sights of nature. Spent a night or two in the jungle (yes, some places have accommodations nestled right in the jungle!!!). When night falls, the melodies orchestrated by the “residence” of the rainforest breaks the silence. Be lulled away to this magical sound of nature. In the morning be pleasantly awaken to the soft ray of sunlight meandering its way through dewy green leaves. And the sounds! Be pleasantly awakened to sounds of chirping birds, laughing monkeys and buzzing insects right outside your windowpane
Sabah invites you to cruise down the second longest river in Malaysia – none other than the Kinabatangan River. Make sure your cameras are fully charged to capture shots of the Borneo wildlife in action! This is a place to be for sightings of proboscis monkeys, leaf monkeys, crocodiles, hornbills, kingfishers and monitor lizards to name a few. If you are lucky, you might also catch a glimpse of pygmy Elephants, Orang Utans and smaller wild cats.
Sabah invites you to climb its’ mountainous areas such as Mount Kinabalu. The scenes up the mountain and its’ surroundings are dramatically breath taking. Those who have the thirst for mount climbing may choose to go all the way up.
Bukit Piton and Sungai Kapur are the two places off the beaten paths. In Bukit Piton reforestation is done through the association of Brothers Cycling. It is home to endangered wildlife especially the wild Orang Utans.
Sungai Kapur is the fusion of the river and forest. Could be related to the features of Danum Valley and the Kinabatangan River in one spot. The difference is mainly the fact that Sungai Kapur is wilder and more remote than Danum Valley and the Kinabatangan River. A rugged adventure!
If mountain climbing is not your cup of tea, then Sabah invites you to jungle trekking activities, or take a dip at the Poring Hot Springs which is rich with sulphuric minerals and known for its healing properties; or simply visit the scenic Sabah Tea Plantation! And yes, enjoy a cup of tea or two!
Now what is an adventure without the sun, sand and sea right? To complete it all, Sabah invites you to its gorgeous exotic islands such as Mataking and Pom Pom, Lankayan Island at the Eastern and Gaya Island at the Westernside of Sabah. Pamper yourself to a relaxing day on one of Sabah’s unspoilt sun drenched beaches or snorkel or dive your way to the turquoise sea salt waters to get a closer look at the aqua marine life!
Yes, all that in Sabah - The Land Below the Wind! What more could you ask for?