at the northeast corner of Borneo, Sabah
was known in ancient times as the "Land
Below The Wind" because it lies below
the typhoon belt. Sabah's terrain is rugged,
with Mt. Kinabalu, at 4,101 metres, dominating
the surrounding landscape. It has a wide
diversity of flora and fauna, as well
as one of the world's largest rainforests.
Sabah's people comprise 31 different indigenous
groups, including the Kadazans, Muruts,
Bajaus, Kedayans, Sulu, Bisaya, Rumanau,
Minokok, and Rungus.
access to Malaysia'a eastern gateway is
through Sabah's capital, Kota Kinabalu,
which receives flights from Kuala Lumpur,
Johor Bahru, Kuching, Singapore, Hong
Kong, Manila, Brunei, Jakarta, Seoul,
and Taipei. Domestic travel in this vast
state is via daily flights between Labuan,
Sandakan, Lahad Datu, and Tawau, though
large areas are still inaccessible. A
rail network stretches from Kota Kinabalu
to Tenom, and buses, taxis, and boats
are also available.