Sabah is a Malaysian state that occupies the northern corner of the island of Borneo. Blessed with superb white sandy beaches and coral islands, and large tracts of virgin tropical rainforests, Sabah is a nature lovers paradise. Sabah is also the home of Mount Kinabalu, at 4,095 meters, the highest peak in Southeast Asia; the orangutans; and some of the most stunning diving sites in the world.
I was born here, in the state capital Kota Kinabalu to be precise, but my family moved to Kuala Lumpur when I was still a small child. My earliest memories of Sabah are of my school holidays there: noisy dinners with our relatives, fun picnics on the beach, day-trips to the Mount Kinabalu National Park and boat trips to the nearby islands. On my more recent trips, I got to see more of Sabah. One particular trip I truly enjoyed included a visit to the Orangutan Santuary in Sepilok and the Kinabatangan river safari.
So, I was really excited when several bloggers friends of mine and a videographer visited Sabah recently. It was great to see Sabah through their eyes and I was thrilled when they discovered its amazing nature, delicious food and lovely people. Oh, and not to mention, the most glorious sunsets! The video is a romantic journey around Sabah and, in my opinion, beautifully captures the romance of Sabah. Check out the Sabah video below:
It’s been several years since my last trip back to Sabah. Watching this video sure brought back great memories. Think it’s time I planned another trip back to Sabah, where I was born!