Known as the Land below the Wind, Sabah occupies a substantial portion of Borneo – the world’s third largest island. Bordering Sarawak on its north-western flank, the state boasts a distinctive ethnic makeup and landscape. Featuring a lush mixture of verdant vegetation, exotic fauna and indigenous culture, Sabah’s got a host of natural attractions ranging from Mount Kinabalu – Southeast Asia’s highest peak – to the Semporna Archipelago. The capital, Kota Kinabalu, is a city that boasts more than few sightseeing attractions including the Sabah Museum and the Likas Bird Sanctuary. The state is best known as the jumping off point to begin your Borneo Island explorations.