About Sabah - Land Below The Wind
Where is Sabah Located?
Sabah or known as The Land Below the Wind, is the second largest state in Malaysia and situated on the northern tip of Borneo Island – the third-largest island in the world. Sabah is renowned for its 4,095 metres high Mount Kinabalu which is also the 5th highest mountain in South East Asia. Sabah is truly blessed with stunning white sandy beaches, an abundance of natural resources, diverse cultures and enjoyable adventures. Not only that, but Sabah is also home to one of the world’s best dive sites – Sipadan Island, thus making Sabah as a popular place for more adventurous tourists.
Sabah is usually hot and sunny all year round and has two distinct seasons – the rainy / wet season and the dry season. The wet season typically begins between October and February, while the dry season starts between May and September.
It is necessary for travellers who want to climb Mount Kinabalu to know that the mountains have their own climate. The temperature at the peak will drop to 0 celcius.
Flora and Fauna
Studies conducted by the National Geographic revealed that 10sq km of Sabah has more flora and fauna than North America and Europe combined. Jungles in Sabah are known as rainforest and are believed to be 130 million years old.
From the biggest flower to the smallest barking deer in the world, flying lizards and flying frogs, orang utans and proboscis monkeys, black orchids and nepenthes (pitcher plants), Borneo’s pygmy elephant, rare clouded leopard and sun bear, Sabah has it all and is waiting for you to discover it.
Language used in Sabah
Bahasa Malaysia or Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language) is the national language of Malaysia and is widely spoken in the ethnicity of Sabah. However, the Sabahan version of Bahasa Malaysia is significantly different from the western version of Malaysia. Besides Sabahan’s own diverse mother tongues, such as Kadazan, Dusun, Murut, Rungus, Bajau and Mandarin, English is also commonly spoken in Sabah.
What They Say?
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