Sabah Malaysia, well known as the Land Below The Wind and the Land Of The Sacred Mountain, is a land blessed with amazingly beautiful landscapes and natural wonders. You may wonder what this land of eco-treasures has to offer. Well, I assure you that Sabah has all the things you have in mind and much more!
Sabah is the second largest state in the country after the state of Sarawak. It is located on the northern portion of the island of Borneo.
Sabah used to be a British Crown colony known as the North Borneo prior to joining the Federation of Malaya, which later became the country known today as Malaysia. Its state capital is Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton.
Sabah is known as the Land Below The Wind because of its location being just south of the typhoon prone region around Philippines.
Sabah is the second largest state in the whole Malaysia, covering an area of about 76,000 sq kilometres, situated mext to Sarawak on the most Southern-North part within the Borneo Island and the Celebs Sea in the East.
Sabah is known for it Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia and its crstal clear beaches and tropical islands for scuba diving.
Today, Sabah has population of about 2.6 milion and over 30 ethnic groups of 80 different local dialects. The largest among the ethnic group is the Kadazandusun, occupying mostly the West Coast and has been an important role in farming for the State’s economy.
Sabah is rich in exporting timber and mining industry. it is also the third important petroleum and natural gas producer besides being an agricultural state.