The peak of Mount Kinabalu, in Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Photo: Alamy The peak of Mount Kinabalu, in Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Photo: Alamy
The peak of Mount Kinabalu, in Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Photo: Alamy

Sabah: the good, bad and ugly sides to the Malaysian state on the island of Borneo

  • Whether it’s snorkelling in translucent turquoise waters or hiking to the summit of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah has something for everyone
  • There are troubles in paradise, though, including deforestation and the risk of getting kidnapped by militants

Topic |   Travel pros and cons
The peak of Mount Kinabalu, in Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Photo: Alamy The peak of Mount Kinabalu, in Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Photo: Alamy
The peak of Mount Kinabalu, in Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Photo: Alamy
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