Here are the top 9 places to visit in Sabah in 2021:

1. Kota Kinabalu

3.8 /5

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Kota Kinabalu, commonly referred to as KK, is the capital of Sabah. The city lies on the fringes of the South China Sea and also hosts Mount Kinabalu. KK also forms the gateway to the Borneo Island.

Best Time: September to December

2. Labuan

3.7 /5

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Located off-coast of Sabah, East Malaysia, Labuan is a duty free island and federal territory of Malaysia. The main island of Labuan and six other small islands together make up the Federal Territory of Labuan. These six smaller islands are Daat Island, Papan Island, Burung Island, Kuraman Island (a...

3. Sandakan

3.7 /5

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Sandakan, also known as Elopura, is the capital of the Sandakan district in Sabah, Malaysia. It also the largest town in Sabah after Kota Kinabalu. Located on the Sandakan Peninsula, northeastern of Sabah, it is well known for its main ports that export goods of prime importance all around the world...

4. Tawau

3.1 /5

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Tawau, formerly known as Tawao, is a popular tourist destination popular for cocoa, prawn farming, and Sabah's best seafood. Located on the Semporna Peninsula on the southeast coast of the state, Tawau is the third-largest town in Sabah. Gateway to Tawau Hills Park and a coalescence of ethnicities a...

5. Semporna

3.9 /5

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Semporna is a town on Borneo island located in the Malaysian state of Sabah. It is the capital of Semporna district in Tawau Division. Semporna is usually a stop while going to dive or snorkel at nearby islands of Mabul, Mataking, Sipadan, Maiga, Kapalai and several others.

6. Sepilok

3.9 /5

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Sepilok is a small town located in the state of Sabah, around 25 km from Sandakan. Sepilok is popularly known for its Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre which is a perfect spot for ecotourism and to enjoy a laid back weekend. It is also known for the World’s only Sun Bear Sanctuary, the Sun Bear Conser...

7. Tabin Wildlife Reserve

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The Tabin Wildlife Reserve in a 1,225 km natural preserve located 48 km from Lahad Datu in Sabah. It is considered as the largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia covering an area of 300,000 acres. One major drawing factor of this reserve are its mineral rich mud volcanoes which spew out mud everyday an...

8. Danum Valley Conservation Area

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Located in the north-eastern part of Borneo in Sabah, Danum Valley Conservation Area is a lowland dipterocarp forest. Spreading over 438 sq. km, this pristine forest land is around 82km away from Lahad Datu, which is the nearest town. It houses endemic flora and fauna and is known for species such a...

9. Tawau Hills National Park

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Tawau Hills Park is a nature reserve located in Tawau town in the Southern-East part of Sabah, Malaysia. Nature lovers, hikers and adventure seekers would definitely love a visit to this park which offers several activities like wildlife watching, bird watching, hiking and trekking to the hills. Gre...