“In June of 2019, I had the opportunity to travel to my 37th country, Malaysia and travel to Sabah for “Travel Earth Digital Influencer Convention & Earthy Awards 2019” from June 25th – 28th in Kota, Kinabalu.
Sabah is known as the “Land Below the Wind”. It’s the capital city, Kota Kinabalu is the largest in the state and is regarded as the international gateway to Borneo. Being an offbeat traveller I am always keen on exploring new places, and as soon as I saw the location of Sabah on maps, my excitement level went off the roof. Sabah has been known for its rare animals, spectacular plants and marine life. It also has seemingly endless beaches, rocky foreshores and coastal mangroves.We mainly visited the West Coast Division of Sabah. It occupies the northwest part of the state and consists of different districts, namely Ranau, Kota Belud, Kota Kinabalu, Penampang, Papar and Tuaran.
“Travelling to Sabah was both intimate and adventeruous”
Things to See and Do in Sabah
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Tour Operator – SEAMAUI BORNEO
- Dirt Track
- Beach ATV
SEPANGGAR ISLAND –
Hop over to Sepanggar Island. An island hideaway a mere 10 minutes boat ride from the Kota Kinabalu City. An idyllic beach resort sets by the hills of primary rainforest fronted by white sandy beaches, and a spectacular view of Gaya Bay and Kota Kinabalu City. The blue sea beckons you a few steps away. Take a dip, go scuba diving, go snorkelling. Indulge. Take a walk along the white sandy beach, take the boardwalk up the hill and be mesmerized by the vista, the scents and sounds of the rainforest. Or simply bask in the sun on the beach, dozing to the sound of the lapping waves, and in the tranquillity of an island where few have tread.
NANAMUN BORNEO BIGFOOT ATV & FIREFLIES –
Never been on an ATV? No problem! Get ready to FEEL THE RUSH with 200cc & NEW 250cc power in totally 1 hour at the Longest Beach in Nanamun, Kota Belud. When night slowly covers the daylight, immerse yourself with the fireflies! We called it, Hope of Light!
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About Sabah Tourism Board: Sabah is a Malaysian State on the eastern side of the country. The Sabah Tourism Board, generally known as Sabah Tourism, is an agency of the Sabah State Government operating under the purview of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment. Sabah Tourism’s primary responsibility is the marketing and promotion of tourism for the State. Read more about STB here.
About Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board: MTPB is the tourism body of the beautiful country of Malaysia in South East Asia. Erstwhile known as the Tourist Development Corporation of Malaysia (TDC) it became MTPB through the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board Act 1992. Popularly known as Tourism Malaysia, its full focus is on promoting Malaysia as a tourist destination domestically and internationally. Read more about MTPB here.
About MATTA: MATTA is the national umbrella representative body for the entire travel industry in Malaysia with over 3400 members comprising local tour and travel organizations as well as numerous overseas affiliations. MATTA’s objective is to promote the interests of the travel and tour industry in Malaysia. MATTA works closely with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture as well as Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB), and help organise fairs, seminars, conventions and workshops for the welfare of the community and to create public awareness of the tourism industry. Read more about MATTA here.