Don't know where to go for a holiday this year? Consider a trip to The Land Below the Wind – Sabah.
Sabah is one of Malaysia’s top tourist destinations as it offers a wide variety of places, cultures and activities to check out. Whether you’re looking for something adventurous and rugged, or more relaxing and laid-back, the Bornean state has it all.
In the latest episode of the #MyMalaysia travelogue series, host Tiara Anchant visits a handful of Sabah’s famous islands to try her hand at some fun water sports and thrilling activities. There’s the Coral Flyer in Pulau Gaya, the world’s longest island-to-island zipline, parasailing at Pulau Sapi and of course, snorkelling. Both islands, as well as Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Manukan, are just a short boat ride away from the Kota Kinabalu Port in the city.
Don’t worry about not having the right equipment for snorkelling or scuba diving as you can rent them from either the port or any of the islands.
Later, wind down at the Tanjung Aru Beach in Kota Kinabalu where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset, while munching on steamed corn and peanuts, two “must-have snacks” for many locals at this popular public beach. Leave some space in the tummy for dinner, though – fresh seafood!
Tiara has her fill at Welcome Seafood Restaurant, a famous restaurant with three outlets in KK. One of the local items she tries is the delicious tung fung lo, a type of sea conch.
The host also checks out Fook Yuen, one of the oldest coffeeshops in KK. The shop now has a handful of outlets around the city, with some being cafes and bakeries. The place is usually crowded in the mornings when customers chow down on breakfast staples like fried noodles and roti kahwin.
Of course, no trip to the state is complete without sampling Tuaran Mee, a true Sabahan dish that is enjoyed by everyone.
For more information on holiday packages to Sabah, check out Amazing Borneo Tours & Events (amazingborneo.com).
The Sabah: Here, Life’s A Beach episode is set to premiere this Saturday on dimsum entertainment. Check out the #MyMalaysia travelogue series on the dimsum entertainment app or just go to the website (stream.dimsum.my/visit-malaysia-2020/) to stream the shows. Previous episodes include Melaka: Sudah Makan, Perak: Nature Calls and Sarawak: Melting Pot In The East.