Sabah

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The state of Sabah is where adventurous travellers can climb south east Asia's highest mountain, enjoy renowned scuba diving spots, explore caves, trek lush jungles and tackle almost any water sport you care to mention. Making a trip there even more worthwhile is the fact that Sabah has retained an easygoing and charming hospitality.

Located on the north west coast of Borneo Island, the climate in Sabah is generally hot and sunny year-round, so is ideal for outdoor activities of all kinds. Top of the list is the trek to the top of Mt Kinabalu, a pretty fair test of your fitness and one that rewards climbers with incredible views. This two-day trek is the perfect way to enjoy the natural beauty of Malaysia and leave the 'real' world far, far behind. The best time to experience the summit is for the spectacular dawn, as clouds often draw in later in the day. The Kinabalu National Park, and Sabah generally, is renowned for its flora and fauna and attracts scientists from all over the world to study the unique varieties of plant and animals. For visitors, it's simply a magnificent place to explore.

Sipadan Island is not only Malaysia's only oceanic island, it's regularly voted one of the top places in the world for scuba diving. Here you can dive with swirling schools of barracuda, graceful turtles, white tip reef sharks and bumphead parrotfish amongst many other species that frequent the island.Back on dry land are a host of fascinating attractions and day trips. At the Monsopiad Cultural Village, you can learn all about the history and culture of the legendary Kadazan Headhunters and enjoy traditional performances and food.

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