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As one of the 13 states of Malaysia, Sabah is a tropical beauty enjoying a pleasant location in the north eastern corner of Borneo. Because of its scenic surroundings and its multicultural atmosphere, Sabah remains one of the significant tourist attractions of Malaysia. The attractions of the state run between the stunning rainforests and the pristine beaches, between the serene water bodies and the lofty mountain ranges. Sabah is also the flourishing ground of Rafflesia, the largest flower on earth.
Although Sabah boasts the existence of different religious communities, the most important among them that constitute the majority is Islam. About 65 percent of the population is Muslim. Mosques abound in Sabah and the largest is the Sabah State Masjid located in Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah. The most favourable months to visit the place is between May and September as the weather is relatively dry during the intervening period.
Kota Kinabalu has a large number of attractions that include the likes of Atkinson Clock Tower along with other museums and landmarks such as Islamic Civilization Museum. There are a plenty of beaches throughout the city that include Likas Bay Beach and Tanjung Aru Beach. The northern coast of Kota Kinabalu offers a complete range of exotic attractions like the Dalit and the Karambunai beach. There are amusement parks as well in the city that include Tun Fuad Park and Perdana Park.
Sabah offers a pleasing shopping experience at Kota Kinabalu. Each of the shopping centres has a vast number of retail outlets selling both international and native brands. The other towns of Sabah also have a number of shopping malls. Most of the restaurants offer halal foods catering to the Muslim community.

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Getting To Sabah

Autonomy is practised by Sabah on its migration rules, mostly to ensure that non-Sabahans can’t immigrate freely and fill the state. A certain grade of immigration control apply to the Malaysians from neighbouring Sarawak and Peninsular ... Read More


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Getting Around Sabah

A major part of Sabah’s development, including that of Kota Kinabalu, is located along its west coast. One main road links east Sabah with the remote dive sites is located in the southeast. Since the railway ... Read More


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Sabah History

Sabah is the easternmost state of Malaysia. It is at the northern tip of Borneo Island and one of the two Malaysian states on the island. The other state and the largest in the country is ... Read More


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Sabah Culture

The predominant culture of Sabah consists in a motley of cultures, each of which has been brought in by the different groups of immigrants apart from its indigenous culture. The total population of Sabah consists of ... Read More


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