Sabah Advisory
Monday, April 29, 2024

Dream Now, Travel Later to Explore and Experience,
Sabah, North Borneo.

There is so much to explore in Sabah from coast to coast, and we encourage you to experience Sabah through our idyllic beaches and Islands, our warm hospitality and unique culture, our nature and adventure, and appreciate our wildlife and the underwater. Immerse yourself among Community Based Tourism offerings as we aim to travel responsibly and sustainably.

In the month of May, Sabah delights in celebrating the harvest festival. Uniquely, each district will organize their respective celebrations, with the main event held at the premise of Hongkod Koisaan, Penampang on the 30th and 31st of May.  

Other up and coming events for May to June:

  • Kota Kinabalu Restaurant Week, 29th April to 5th May 
  • Borneo Marathon, 5th May 
  • Mt Trusmadi International Climbathon, 24th to 25th May 





To ensure your safety while traveling in Sabah, it is important to follow general safety guidelines. Be cautious of your surroundings, avoid displaying luxurious belongings, and be vigilant of your belongings at all times. It is also recommended to avoid isolated areas, especially at night. In all outdoor activities or any that have Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), we would like to remind travelers to observe the guidelines to minimize any issues.


When planning your itinerary in Sabah, ensure to book your tours and activities with licensed and reputable tour operators for quality service and to have a safe and enjoyable experience while exploring the region. Licensed tour operators are well-versed in the local customs and regulations, making them a reliable choice for your travels. The list of agents and accommodation providers can be referred to from MOTAC or MATTA.



Respecting local laws and customs is essential when traveling in Sabah. Be mindful of cultural differences and adhere to local customs, such as appropriate dress codes and behaviour in religious sites. It is also important to show respect towards the local communities and their traditions. By being mindful of local laws and customs, you can avoid any unnecessary misunderstandings or legal issues during your stay in Sabah.


While Sabah is generally considered a reasonably safe destination for travellers, it is recommended stay informed about any travel advisories or security alerts issued by ESSCOM to ensure your safety during your visit to Sabah. ESSCOM is responsible for maintaining security in the eastern coastal areas of Sabah, including in the vicinity of the Sulu Sea. 

Overall, Sabah offers a unique and enriching travel experience for visitors. By following these guidelines, using licensed tour operators, respecting local laws and customs, and staying informed through ESSCOM, you can enjoy a safe and rewarding journey in this stunning destination.

We hope you journey with us as we continue to showcase our amazing Sabah that offers you the best from mountain high to ocean deep. So do follow us on our social media and website for updates and inspirations.

JULINUS JEFFERY JIMITChief Executive Officer