Sabah sits at the tip of Borneo, the world’s third largest island. Its coastline of 1,440 km (900 miles), washed by the South China Sea on the West and the Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea on the East, encloses an inland area of 74,500 sq km.
Lying just north of the equator, Sabah enjoys a sunny tropical climate where it’s summer all year round. Daily temperatures range from 23 to 33 degrees Centigrade.
Sabah is also known by the famed romantic name of “The Land Below The Wind”. Kota Kinabalu, the state capital, is the modern gateway to the rest of Sabah.
Direct flights between Kota Kinabalu (KK) and the regional capitals of Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, Brunei, Manila and Cebu, make Sabah easily accessible to travellers everywhere.
Currency:Malaysian Ringgit (RM) Travellers checks and foreign currencies can be changed for Malaysian Ringgit at banks and hotels. Most charge a nominal fee for currency conversion.
Major Credit and Charge Cards:VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club.
Language:Bahasa Malaysia is the national language. English is widely spoken.
Electricity:240 volts AC/50-Cycle System
Local Time:Standard Malaysian Time is 8 hours ahead of GMT.
Entry Requirements:A valid passport (and visa wherever applicable is required.