Sabah, one of the largest states in Malaysia, is a prominent destination to explore the splendour of this thriving Asian nation. The entailing information offers a sneak peak of adventure and exploration of less explored Malaysian treasures in Sabah. 

Sabah is the finest repository comprising every Malaysian flavour, be it quaint ocean waters, culture, wildlife, mouth-watering cuisine, thrilling adventure or breathtaking nature. This easternmost state can also be defined as a kaleidoscopic facet of Malaysia. Sabah is the place where travellers booking tickets aboard flights may spend their holiday amidst natural divine and cultural charms of Malaysia.

Location

Sabah is strategically located on the island of Borneo and is the second largest state in Malaysia. It is served by KotaKinabaluInternationalAirport, one of the busiest airports in Malaysia, and handles flights from various global destinations. Malaysia Airlines is an apt choice which halts at the capital city of Kuala Lumpur for Britons buying tickets to board flights from London Heathrow to Sabah. Other popular airlines that offer flights to this airport are Singapore Airlines, Asiana Airlines and Japan Airlines.

Best time to visit

Sabah features tropical or equatorial climate that generally remains hot and sunny all through the year. Practically, there is no off or peak season to buy tickets for flights landing at Sabah. Comfy clothes are always recommended to avoid heatstroke.

Let’s explore few major attractions in Sabah.

Kinabalu Park

This is the first ever site in Malaysia to be recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Main highlight of this park is MountKinabalu. Being one of the highest peaks in the entire Southeast Asia, it entices a large number of mountain climbers to buy tickets to visit Malaysia. Besides traditional climbing, Mountain Torq is another activity that creates an urge in travellers to board flights landing at Sabah and experience the thrill of climbing up Mount Kinabalu via Ferrata. The trail here features varied difficulty levels and adventurous souls can also indulge in rappelling. Hordes of climbing enthusiasts are seeking tickets aboard Sabah bound flights for travel during October 2014 and take part in Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon. This park is also famous for exotic and endemic plant, bird and animal species.   

Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary

Wildlife enthusiasts boarding flights for this state in Malaysia cannot afford to miss out on visiting this sanctuary. Not only tourists, several researches also buy tickets to take a walk through this area featuring orang utans in their natural habitat. Boardwalk here is dotted with a viewing gallery but major highlight is feeding platform where one can watch these creatures gorging on bananas and milk. The feeding session takes place twice a day and numerous long-tailed macaques also join the party. The sanctuary is best known for the rehabilitation of orang utans and various other species that are on the verge of extinction such as rhinoceros.

Diving

Scintillating waters surrounding Sabah is home to an astounding marine world which is yet to be explored. Every year scores of divers spend pounds on tickets to enjoy their Malaysia holidays in Sabah and dive into the warm waters to take a closer look at the vibrant underwater world which comprises of marine species such as napoleon wrasse, sharks and hawksbill and green turtles. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is the most prominent diving and snorkelling spot in this part of Borneo. Novice divers booking Sabah bound flights prefer to start their diving excursions in Malaysia at this park’s reef which boasts shallow waters popular for sightings of rare marine species. Semporna is also quite notable among avid divers holidaying in Malaysia.

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