Sabah Advisory
Friday, August 12, 2022


It was a campaign Sabah Tourism ran earlier in the year as borders began to reopen and it was great to receive submissions from eager travellers! The reward was? A paid trip to Sabah which included flights. The good news is that #FlyMeToSabah 2 will return soon!

Naturally, with borders reopening, flights have resumed and to date we have direct international flights from: Singapore, Bandar Seri Begawan, Manila, Busan, Incheon and Bangkok.

It’s very encouraging to see tourists return to Sabah, venturing all over to Semporna for the idyllic islands, Sandakan – Kinabatangan for the wildlife excursions including locations in Lahad Datu; Tabin Wildlife and Danum Valley.

Returning visitors have also been asking us for news things to do in Sabah! We have now made it simpler for you to navigate ideas by clicking on the map on this website. This will help you plan your trip based on area you are visiting.

Upcoming Events and Happenings?

Borneo Bird Festival
22 – 23 October 2022

World Tourism Conference
28 – 30 November 2022

Sabah Tourism will also be present at the following consumer / trade shows:

  1. MATTA Fair Johor, 5 -7 August
  2. MATTA Fair Penang, 20 – 21 August
  3. Tourism Malaysia / MATTA Roadshow to India, 15 – 25 August
  4. Tourism Malaysia Roadshow Australia. 21 – 27 August
  5. MATTA Fair Kuala Lumpur, 2 – 4 September
  6. Sabah Cultural Roadshow Performance During Malaysia Day in Bangkok & Sabah Products Update / Refresher Seminar, 12 – 17 September
  7. ADEX Singapore, 16 – 18 September
  8. IT & CMA Bangkok, 20 – 23 September
  9. JATA Tourism Expo Japan, 20 – 23 September
  10. ITB Asia Singapore, 19 – 21 October

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Since 2013, the Malaysian Government has designated the 1,400 km east coast of Sabah (extending from the town of Kudat in northern Sabah to Tawau district near the border of Indonesia) as the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZONE). The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) was established to coordinate security forces’ activity in this zone.

Security forces are stationed on the islands particularly those with dive resorts. Curfew hours for sea activity between 6pm to 6am for areas of three nautical miles from shore are put in place by ESSCOM. Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia have formed a trilateral committee on this.


We advise all visitors to engage services from licensed agents. The list of agents can be referred to from MOTAC or MATTA.


We look forward to welcome you to Enchanting Sabah!

NOREDAH OTHMANChief Executive Officer