Sunday, 17 March 2013

Beautiful Places To Visit In : Sabah,Malaysia






Sabah: The Land Below The Wind

Boasting an idiosyncratic ethnic and geographical make-up, Sabah is an East Malaysian
 state that borders Sarawak on Borneo Island’s north-western flank. 
Known as the ‘Land below the Wind’, Sabah’s landscape is a lush mixture of thick
 impenetrable jungle, sun-kissed islands, towering mountain ranges and undulating
 valleys. 

The region plays host to the highest peak between the Himalayas and 
New Guinea (Mount Kinabalu), the world’s largest flower (the Rafflesia) and the
 Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage Site. Most trips to Sabah start out in
the friendly capital of Kota Kinabalu and tour outfits can take you to a variety of
 places within the state. With sights ranging from Kota Kinabalu city landmarks 
and outskirt longhouse villages to the Poring Hot Springs, Crocker Mountain Range
 and Mount Kinabalu, Sabah is sure to impress travellers.



Sabah's Island














1) Gaya Island and Sapi Island


Take a trip to the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, just 15 minutes away by boat from Kota 
Kinabalu city. Gaya Island and Sapi Island are two of the five spectacular islands 
of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park – with Gaya Island being the biggest 
- beckoning visitors with an idyllic concoction of sun, sand and sea.

Both islands are famous for their nature-rich environment, as well as calm crystal-clear
water. The whole day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, whichever way you prefer -
either picnicking, snorkelling, scuba diving or just relaxing on the beach.
Also included in the package is a sumptuous barbeque lunch by the sea. You can
also opt to walk across Gaya Island, through its unspoilt rainforest and
wetlands, or go for a dive in its waters for an opportunity to examine closely its 
underwater life.









2) Manukan Island


One of the five stunning islands that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, 
the boomerang-shaped Manukan Island is the second largest island within the park,
with excellent stretches of beaches and a good trail system around the island.
With crystal-clear waters and a colourful marine life, this island is an excellent
venue for all kinds of water sports. The whole day is yours to enjoy at 
your leisure, whichever way you prefer - either picnicking, snorkelling, scuba 
diving or just relaxing on the beach.

Also included in the package is a sumptuous barbeque lunch by the sea. You
can also opt to walk across the island, through its unspoilt rainforest 
and wetlands, or go for a dive in its waters for an opportunity to examine
closely its underwater life.












Sabah's Nature 





1) Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring


























The Poring Hot Springs happens to be one of the most popular weekend retreats for locals.
Part of the Kinabalu National Park, the springs are located some 43 kilometres away
from park headquarters; this manmade attraction is set in the jungle, and the steaming
sulphurous waters are channelled into concrete pools and tubs. Some people may find
 this a welcome respite from the outdoors yet there are others who feel that the ponds
 are anticlimactic; either way the springs are indelibly relaxing.

This tour takes you on a trek across the mountainous Crocker Range and along the
 way the view of the rambling hills and blue skies is a sure-fire hit; you can even
get a good look at majestic Mount Kinabalu – the tallest Southeast Asian peak.
When you arrive at the park, take a guided nature walk down its trails before you
 end up at the Poring Hot Springs. Ease your tired muscles as you soak in the
invigorating waters of the hot sulphur springs. The tour wraps up with a walk
across the 41-metre-high canopy walk of the park which offers a fabulous view
of the Borneo rainforest’s flora and fauna.







Sabah's Culture
















Sabah is a melting pot of different cultures, due to the many ethnic groups that can
be found here. This exquisite and captivating array of symbols of culture proves to 
be one of Sabah’s strongest selling points throughout the years. Observe up close 
the lifestyle of the indigenous tribes, visit the carnival-like Kota Belud Sunday 
Market and the infamous Monsopiad House of Skulls, take a trip to the Tambunan
Rafflesia Centre for a rare chance to catch the world’s biggest flower, and go 
on a train journey on board the classic North Borneo Steam Locomotive for
an experience you’ll never forget.





Sorry if the pictures are too big.I purposely do that so that you guys can enjoy the
 beautiful scenery of the pictures.
By the way,that's just few of it!Want to know more or visit Sabah??
You can click here!!Enjoy!











2 comments:

srisahara said...

Woow... a complete post. I love snorkeling, swimming and diving. I also love natural culture in the island. Thanks

Izah Afiqah said...

Welcome & Thanks too

 
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