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The Land Below The Wind
Perched majestically on the north-eastern corner of Borneo, Sabah was once named the "Land Below The Wind" by maritime traders who sought shelter in its shores during typhoons. The state is filled with natural wonders, from Mt. Kinabalu, one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia, to Sipadan Island, Malaysia's only true oceanic island that's teeming with marine life, and the Rafflesia, the world's largest flower measuring a metre across.

With a delightful mix of ethnic communities and friendly Malaysian faces, Sabah presents an alluring potpourri of cultural exotica and natural beauty. With majestic mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop to the magnificent ocean, this land is a treasure trove of discoveries.

Kota Kinabalu, or 'KK' as it is popularly known, is a pleasant Borneo surprise, set among lush tropical hills and the South China Sea. It is the state capital of Sabah and a resort-city of exciting contrasts-vibrant, serene and hassle-free, with modern infrastructure and many attractions. Strategically situated less than three hours by air from East Asian capitals, KK has direct flights to/from major cities - Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Seri Begawan, Singapore, Manila, Puerto Princesa, Jakarta, Denpasar, Bali, Balikpapan, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Chengdu, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo and Perth. KK was granted city status on 2 February 2000. It is the Eastern hub and Gateway to Malaysia.

Sabah is surrounded by many islands, with over 50 islands, some islands remained unofficially unnamed. With Sabah itself located outside the Pacific Rim of fire, these islands have remained tucked safely from major natural disasters. Sabah Islands from east and west side has made its fame, namely Pulau Tiga on the west coast and Pulau Sipadan on the east coast. The east coast islands offers marvel beyond words, with sandy white beaches, turtles paying homage to their birthing place, macro diving and exotic reefs. Then there's the controversial Spratly Islands in the Layang Layang Reef well known for its wall dives.

Mengalum Island (also known as Anchor Island) offers anglers to test their angling skills within this deep waters. The island is less visited and is located abit further past Manukan. There is an old ancient anchor thought to be left by one Magellan's fleet but it has yet to be truly identified. The waters off Mengalum known for its rich and diverse marine life is a renown deep sea fishing ground and a fishing location for the annual Sabah International Fishing Tournament, an off-shore fishing competition that promotes the sport and also aims to encourage conservation of marine resources. The South China Sea that caresses Mengalum Island is rich in marine resources, and game fishes which include Black Marlin, Sail Fish, Giant Barracuda, Tuna, Giant Trevally and many other species of fish.

Dinawan Island is a private island located in the South China Sea on the southern side of Kota Kinabalu. With its crystal clear warm blue water and wide sandy beach with swaying coconut tree, this is the perfect tropical island to find some peace and a relaxing atmosphere to recharge and rejuvenate. This is a good place for family outing, picnics or BBQ's with some beach activities such as swimming and snorkeling or just lazing around in a hammock to enjoy the warm and gentle breeze. For the nature and wildlife lover, take a trek on the many trails in the lush tropical rainforest. Here you can catch a glimpse of the hornbills flying through the forest.

Whatever you may be looking for, Sabah has something to suit your fancy.