Popularly known as the Land Below the Wind, Sabah (previously known as North Borneo) lies just below the tropical typhoon belt. This provides the ideal platform for a year-round of summer weather for endless fun and adventures. Some may like to call it the Asia Adventure Land, while others simply prefer the term Gateway to Asia’s wildlife. Sabah is in short, Borneo at its natural best.
Nature/Wildlife – Home to some of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests, rare animals and plant species, Sabah is a collection of eco treasures waiting to be explored and discovered. These include the world’s largest orang utan sanctuary, the world’s first sun bear conservation centre, the first National Park to be awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Malaysia, the unique looking Proboscis Monkey and the world’s smallest elephant species along the Sukau Wetland, just to name a few. Sabah does boast an impressive portfolio when it comes to nature and wildlife.
Island/Beach – Sellingan, Lankayan, Mantanani, Mabul or Sipadan. These names may sound exotic and could be a mouthful for many, but they all have one thing in common – they boast some of the best beaches and diving sites in the country. White sandy beaches with crystal clear water, and often doubling up as turtle sanctuaries. These beautiful tropical islands are the perfect getaway for a short retreat while also providing the opportunity to witness conservation in progress first hand.
Culture – Sabah is one big multi-cultural mosaic consisting of more than 30 different ethnic groups. This diverse cultural background has provided the state with many amazing and colourful dance, music, costumes, festivals and of course, food. There is no better way to experience Sabah than to celebrate our cultural diversity together!
History – Visit the birthplace of the phrase "Land Below the Wind" - the former residence of Agnes Keith, currently preserved as a heritage museum. Hear the stories of the infamous Sandakan Death March at the Sandakan Memorial Park, a lesser known but no less tragic war history, where more than 2000 Australian and British soldiers were forced to march from Sandakan to Ranau during the WWII. Immerse oneself at the historic St. Michael’s & All Saints Church, one of the few remaining stone structures in the country. It is also the only building left, anywhere in the world, that has a direct link to the Aussie POWs.
With nature, wildlife, island, culture, history and modern accommodation and convention facilities all packed into one, Sabah certainly has something unique to offer to corporations that are looking for something different that can engage, invigorate and inspire their people.