Boasting an idiosyncratic ethnic and geographical make-up, Sabah is an East Malaysian state that borders Sarawak on Borneo Island’s north-western flank. Known as the ‘Land below the Wind’, Sabah’s landscape is a lush mixture of thick impenetrable jungle, sun-kissed islands, towering mountain ranges and undulating valleys. The region plays host to the highest peak between the Himalayas and New Guinea (Mount Kinabalu), the world’s largest flower (the Rafflesia) and the Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage Site. Most trips to Sabah start out in the friendly capital of Kota Kinabalu and tour outfits can take you to a variety of places within the state. With sights ranging from Kota Kinabalu city landmarks and outskirt longhouse villages to the Poring Hot Springs, Crocker Mountain Range and Mount Kinabalu, Sabah is sure to impress travellers.