Poetically called the “Land Below the Wind” due to its location just south of the typhoon-prone region around the Philippines, Sabah is comfortably warm and humid all year round. The wet season traditionally falls during November to March, while the rest of the year is marked by sunny skies with the occasional shower.
As a former British colony, English is widely spoken in Sabah, making it extremely traveller friendly. You’d also find that people here are incredibly warm and accommodating. Culturally diverse, Sabahans are a delightful mix of more than 30 indigenous tribes – namely, Kadazandusuns, Rungus, Muruts and Bajaus – as well as of Malay, Chinese and Indian origins. Come expecting a laid-back way of life and easy-going vibe, and we reckon you’d soon fall under Sabah’s charms.