Episode 15: Amazing Sabah – Exploring Borneo For First Timers

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Wondering if it’s worth visiting Sabah on your Malaysian adventure?

Sabah is one of the two big Malaysian states located on the island of Borneo, or East Malaysia, as it’s also known. It is home to so many amazing natural attractions. It really should be on any bucket list!

There is much more here than the famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre although you should definitely visit that! There are many more animals to look for including pygmy elephants, cloud leopards, sun bears, many types of monkeys, crocodiles, tarsiers and more.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre – the orangutans were so close on my first visit

A trip to Sabah really is a trip about natural attractions from the wildlife to the rainforest to the absolutely stunning islands off the coast to the amazing underwater environments.

But there are other things worth seeing and doing around here too. In this episode, I’m discussing why you should visit Sabah, how to get there, what to do once you’re there as well as how long to stay.

By the end of this episode, you’ll be all set for a visit to Sabah!

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Here’s an overview of what we talked about today:

  • An overview of Sabah
  • Why you should visit Sabah
  • How to get there
  • How to get around
  • What to do in Sabah
  • How long you should visit

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Amazing Sabah Exploring Borneo For First Timers

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Timba Timba Island, Semporna, sabah
Timba Timba Island near Semporna

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Next episode, I talk all about travelling in Malaysia with kids. I have done this so many times and had such great experiences. I’m even joined by some special guests on the show – my kids! So they can tell you themselves what it’s like to be a kid travelling in Malaysia, so make sure you listen to it here now.

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.