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Sabah is filled with innumerable shades of sunset, lush green forest covering 53 per cent of the land mass, and topped with chirping and growling animal life. All of this was enough to lead me to this celestial place on Borneo Island.

I have made it! Yes, I have made it to the most celestially beautiful point of Malaysia. No jet lag, thanks to the direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu (Sabah’s main city). If adventurous runs in your veins, you can get here via train or bus. Needless to say, the journey will not be as straightforward as a direct flight. The place has much to offer to any traveller. So, I am here to capture the most exciting things to do in Sabah, Malaysia.

Sabah is filled with innumerable shades of sunset, lush green forest covering 53 per cent of the land mass, and topped with chirping and growling animal life. All of this was enough to lead me to this celestial place on Borneo Island …

Capture the sun’s most pleasing dips

Beach Sunset in Sabah
Beach Sunset in Sabah

I heard a lot of talk about the “sun dip”. Never had I waited for evening as eagerly as I did at the graceful Sunset Bar. As I sat there with a couple of my friends to capture the glorious sun setting in the sky, the waiter served us drinks. I was on the verge of losing words to describe the magnificence in front of my eyes …

Touch your wild side

Proboscis Monkey
Proboscis Monkey

Sabah, a small dot on the map packs a colourful punch when it comes to wildlife. The world-renowned Danum Valley Conservation Area and Tabin (the city’s largest wildlife reserve) are just a few of its natural treasures. As the tour guide recited the stories around this spectacle, my camera seemed impatient to capture my wild side.

The Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary houses a unique species of monkeys that the world knows little about. What’s unique about them is their long wobbly nose. These monkeys are exclusively found in Sabah. Spot the large crocodiles along the river cruise. If you are lucky enough, a python will not be far away. With 53% of land mass covered with forests, it is hard to spot wild animals in Sabah. You just need the ‘eye.’ For me, I got my camera shuttering along.

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