Top 37 attractions to explore in Sabah
Sabah has abundant natural resources, and its economy is strongly export oriented. Its primary exports include oil, gas, timber and palm oil. Sabah shares maritime borders with Vietnam to the west and the Philippines to the north and east.
Attractions in Sabah
The museum is named after Agnes Newton Keith, an American author known for her three autobiographical accounts of life in British North Borneo. The house provides insights into life during the administration of British North Borneo and is furnished with a reproduction of colonial furniture and antiques. A gallery on the first floor tells the story of Agnes, her books and her family.
The Atkinson Clock Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu. The clock tower was built in the memory of Francis George Atkinson, Jesselton's first district officer who died of Malaria or ‘Borneo Fever’ at the age of 28 in December 1902.
Research center for improving animal welfare and rehabilitation of the Malayan sun bear. It also aims to raise public awareness about the plight of the sun bears and to raise conservation awareness about this species.
Skull Hill (Bukit Tengkorak) is eight kilometers from the center of Semporna and houses a small interesting archaeological museum at its base.
A 438 square kilometers tract of relatively undisturbed lowland dipterocarp forest. It has an extensive diversity of tropical flora and fauna, including the rare East Sumatran rhinoceros, Bornean orangutans, gibbons, mousedeer, clouded leopards and over 270 bird species.
The Centre is an important refuge and feeding ground for many species of resident birds, as well as several migratory bird species from Northern Asia. In addition, it is a breeding ground for marine life protected by the Fishery Department of Sabah.
Built at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu, the Kundasang War Memorial Park commemorates the Prisoners of War from Australia and Britain, along with the locals who attempted to help them, who died during World War II at the hands of the Japanese.
The village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo's ethnic culture. It aims to share the knowledge, history, culture, and tradition of Borneo. The village features 5 different ethnic tribes - the rice farmer Kadazan-Dusun, the longhouse resident Rungus, the hunters and fisherman Lundayeh, the cowboy and sea gypsey Bajau, and the famously feared headhunting tribe Murut.
Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo's Crocker Range and is the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago as well as the highest mountain in Malaysia. The mountain and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world, with between 5,000 and 6,000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified. Among this rich collection of wildlife are famous species such as the gigantic Rafflesia plants and orangutans. Mount Kinabalu has been
Pom Pom Island also known as “Pulau Pom Pom” is located in the Celebes Sea in Sabah. It is probably one of the most beautiful islands on the planet for both divers and non-divers.The marine biodiversity of Pom Pom Island is rich with many rare and uncommon species.
One of three islands dedicated to green and hawksbill turtle conservation, and the only island which permits visitors to view turtles nesting and hatchlings being released. One of the rare places in the world where turtles arrive 365 days per year to nest.
The Sabah Art Gallery is an art gallery in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Sabah Art Gallery is tasked with collecting, storing, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting both local and foreign works of art, so as to improve the quality and appreciation of art in the state.
Masjid Negeri Sabah is the state mosque of Sabah. The architectural design was by Arkitek Jurubina Bertiga, led by Dato Baharuddin Abu Kassim. The mosque was officially opened on 28 June 1977. The mosque can accommodate up to 5,000 worshippers at one time.
Opened in 1964 as the first official orangutan rehabilitation project for rescued orphaned baby orangutans from logging sites, plantations, illegal hunting or kept as pets. The orphaned orangutans are trained to survive again in the wild and are released as soon as they are ready.
Formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 400 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan Island was at the top of Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for 'The Top Dive Destination in the World.
St. Michael is the oldest stone church in Sabah. The church is also part of the Sandakan Heritage Trails, a Heritage Trail which connects the historic sights and monuments of Sandakan.
The Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a nature preserve in Sabah, Malaysia. It was created in 1984 to preserve Sabah's disappearing wild animals.
Kinabalu Park, in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo, is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m),. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrubs on the higher elevations.
Tun Mustapha Tower is a 122 meter, 30-story glass tower in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Inside housed an auditorium, two mini-theatres, exhibition foyer, a gymnasium, kindergarten and Research library. There is a revolving floor on the 18th floor, which slowly spins to give a complete view of Likas Harbour.
Map of attractions in Sabah