Monday, 26 September 2011

About Sabah

Where is Sabah Located?
Sabah is the second largest state in Malaysia after the state of Sarawak with which it shares its borders on it south west region. Sabah also shares it borders with East Kalimantan of Indonesia in the south while the other cardinal directions face the South China Sea. The capital of the state of Sabah is Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton during British era, Sabah is also know as, negeri di bawah bayu which mean Sabah, land below the wind. This is due to its location where is under the typhoon prone region of Phillipines.

What is the Geographical Condition in Sabah?
Geographical structure in Sabah involved a mixture of mountainous regions, beaches and tropical rainforests. Towards the western side of Sabah are mostly mountainous with three of Malaysia’s highest mountains being a part of it. The Crocker range is the most famous of it, with mountains upto 4,000 meters of height know as the Mount Kinabalu, at 4,095 meters is the highest mountain in Malaysia and the fourth highest in the Malay Archipelago after Papua's Puncak Jaya, Puncak Trikora and Puncak Mandala. Mount Kinabalu is also the 20th tallest mountain in the world by topographic prominence. The tropical rainforests of Sabah include the Kinabalu National Park which was declared as a World Heritage Site in 2000 due to its ecological diversity.

Division of Sabah
Sabah is divided into five administrative divisions; namely: West Coast Division where K.K. the capital city of Sabah located, Interior Division, Kudat Division, Sandakan Division, Tawau Division and Labuan Division. In 1984, Labuan was declared as a federal territory.

KK the Capital City Of Sabah?
Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah formerly know as Jeselton during the British colonial rule. Today Kota Kinabalu has turned into  vibrant city.

Kota Kinbalu city is located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea. The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park lies on one side and Mount Kinabalu, which gave the city its name, is nearby.

Kota Kinabalu is often known locally as K.K. within Malaysia and internationally. It is a major tourist destination and a popular gateway for travelers visiting Sabah and Borneo. Kinabalu National Park is located about 90 kilometres from the city traveling by road takes about 1hour30minute to 2 hours of drive. There are many tourist attractions in and around the city. Kota Kinabalu is also one of the major industrial and commercial centres of East Malaysia. These two factors combined making Kota Kinabalu as one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia.


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