What is the best month to visit Sabah?

The best time to visit Sabah is pretty much all year round, although August and September are the best season to visit the beaches along the east coast while October to November is the best time to visit Kota Kinabalu in the west as it tends to be a lot drier around this time of year.

Is Sabah safe for tourists?

Despite the incidences that took place in the past few years, rest assured that it is safe to travel to Sabah. ESSCOM has verified the security in the east coast of Sabah are intact and under control with no subsequent cases of kidnapping, but travellers should still be cautious of their surroundings when visiting.

How many tourists visit Sabah?

four million
Its natural beauty and rich culture have made Sabah a popular tourist destination on the island of Borneo. Visitor arrivals reached more than four million in 2019, up 8% from 2018, according to the Sabah Tourism Board.

Why Sabah is the best place to visit?

Sabah combines protected jungles with tropical islands spread in the South China, Sulu and Celebes Sea. Jungle retreats, hundreds of kilometers of coastline and some of the world’s best diving spots feature in the East Malaysian state too. Throw in the chance to see wild orangutans, fireflies and carnivorous flowers.

Can you wear shorts in Borneo?

Top style tips for Borneo Our advice when deciding what to wear in Borneo is to Dress modestly; this means avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless t-shirts. Lightweight natural fabrics work best and pack long pants and long sleeved shirts to help keep the mosquitoes from feasting on you.

Is Borneo Safe 2020?

Borneo in general is a safe destination with relatively low crime rates. Tourists should exercise the usual precautions – not walking alone at night, not leaving valuables such as cameras and smart phones on display, and using registered taxis.

Is Sabah Safe 2020?

TERRORISM RISK : HIGH There is a risk of kidnapping, for tourists especially, on the eastern coast of Sabah, particularly the islands close to the Sulu Archipelago in the southern Philippines. During the past years, an increase in kidnapping reports has been noted in the southern Philippines.

Is it OK to wear shorts in Kuala Lumpur?

Malaysia is a multicultural country; however, its majority is Muslim. As such, clothing items such as short skirts and singlets should be avoided.

What is special about Sabah?

With its timeless rainforest and captivating ancient caves, alluring beaches and idyllic islands, it encapsulates the very best of the third largest island in the world. Sabah is well known as “THE LAND BELOW THE WIND”, because it is located just south of the typhoon-prone region, making it free from typhoons.

Where is Kinabalu National Park located?

Sabah, Malaysia
Located in the State of Sabah, Malaysia, on the northern end of the island of Borneo, Kinabalu Park World Heritage property covers 75,370 ha. Dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095m), the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea, it holds a distinctive position for the biota of Southeast Asia.

What can we do at Mount Kinabalu Sabah?

We have 5 sights and attractions listed for Kinabalu Park.

  • Mount Kinabalu. The reason you came.
  • Kinabalu Park. A mountain and much more.
  • Poring Hot Springs. Not just hot water.
  • Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens. Sandakan Death March memorial.
  • Sabah Tea Garden. Tea factory tours.