Malaysia’s State of Sabah on Borneo island is one of the best travel destination in Southeast Asia. Beside the famous attractions like Mount Kinabalu, Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve or Sandacan, Sabah has many other sites that you should discover once. Below are 3 must-see destinations in Sabah waiting for you to discover in spring and summer 2016.
This island rise 600 meter above the seabed and is just 12 hectares in area. No vehicles are necessary; a walk around the whole island takes only about 25 minutes. Sipadan’s greatest attractions, however, is found beneath the surface of its beautiful sapphire sea. It is considered by many to one of the top diving spots in of world, with incredible diversity of sea creatures along a reef wall that reaches all the way to the bottom of the ocean. Sipadan Island is also home to a huge amount of tropical bird species including sea eagles, kingfishers, sunbirds, starlings and wood pigeons. Its Bird Sanctuary as established in 1933 by the government colony in the North of Borneo and was proclaimed again in 1963 by the Malaysian government.
The Danum Conservation Area is a mostly undisturbed lowland forest with an enormous diversity of tropical animals and plants. With its large Eden River’s basin, it is home to the rare Sumatran rhino, as well as Asian elephants, orangutans and clouded leopards. About 270 bird species have been recognized in this area. Danum also holds one of the first ecological resorts in Sabah, Borneo Lodge. This comfortable resort has a restaurant, bar and wooden houses which face toward Danum River and offers organized activities such as forest trekking and bird watching.
Pulau Tiga Island
Pulau Tiga is the largest among three islands that make up Palau Tiga National Park. Beautiful scenery and an unspoiled natural environment drew the American television network CBS to choose it as the setting for the first season of the hit reality series Survivor. Pulau Tiga was formed by a volcanoes near the top of the island. Mud from these volcanoes is rich in minerals and very good for the skin; taking a mud bath is a popular activity there, and a perfect way to relax and unwind after exciting Sabah adventure.