Sabah Travel Information
Sabah is located on the world’s largest island of Borneo, and with a total area of some 76 000 square km., it is the second largest state in Malaysia and with Sarawak, comprises what is known as East Malaysia.
Mt. Kinabalu as seen from Kota Kinabalu
Interestingly, the Eastern part of Sabah has been for a long time claimed by the Philippines to form part of that country – even during the reign of Ferdinand Marcos, Philippino maps showed Sabah as being part of Philippine territory. The claim apparently originated by a grant from the Sultan of Brunei to the Sultan of Sulu at the beginning of the 18th Century.
North Borneo Railway to Tenom
Over the whole island of Borneo, Proboscis Monkeys can be found in localised areas – one of the best places to see them is in Sabah in the Sukau region on the Kinabatangan River.
Sukau is generally a highlight of any trip to Sabah. There are trips on the river each afternoon to see the proboscis monkeys preparing for the night, and sightings of the elephants in the area, not far from the lodge, are quite common.
Elephants crossing the boardwalk at Sukau
The trail winds up Mt. Kinabalu
Photos copyright to Sabah Tourism