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Sabah


Malaysia’s easternmost state, located in the island of Borneo. Sabah is often referred to as the “Land Below The Wind”, a phrase used by seafarers in the past to describe lands south of the typhoon belt. A very diverse land, ethnically, linguistically but also geographically and biologically. Its most prominent feature is Mount Kinabalu – at 4,095 metres is the highest mountain in Malay Archipelago. But it also contains the largest forest-covered floodplain of the region, along the Kinabatangan river. Other important wildlife regions in Sabah include Maliau Basin, Danum Valley, Tabin, Imbak Canyon and Sepilok. Beyond its coasts lie a number of islands and coral reefs, praised internationally for their beauty as a diving heaven.

CountryMalaysia
LanguagesEnglish, Malay, Tamil, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Hokkien)
CurrencyMalaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Calling code+60
Mains electricity

240V - 50Hz

Vaccinations
Cholera:
Recommended - Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A:
Recommended - Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B:
Recommended - Ideally 8 weeks before travel.
Japanese B Encephalitis:
Recommended - Ideally 4 weeks before travel.
Tubercolosis:
Recommended - Ideally 12 weeks before travel.
Typhoid:
Recommended - Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Yellow Fever:
Certificate required if coming from risk area - Ideally 1 week before travel.
In case of emergency
Police (Polis):
999 (mobile phone: 112)
Ambulance (Ambulans):
999 (mobile phone: 112)
Fire (Bomba):
994 (mobile phone: 112)
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