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 Sanctuary in Sepilok and the Kinabatangan river safari. Indeed, there are many things to do in Sabah, from discovering its natural attractions and pristine beaches to indulging in its glorious cuisine.
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!