About Sabah Properties

Sabah, the second largest state in Malaysia, is located on the island of Borneo alongside Sarawak, Brunei and Indonesian provinces of Kalimantan. It was formerly known as North Borneo. It is divided into five administrative divisions and the capital city, Kota Kinabalu belongs to West Coast Division. It has a population of 3,543,500, more than three-quarter of which are settled along the coast while interior regions are mountain ranges, virgin jungle reserves and national parks.

Sabah has a rich history involving many rulers that include: 15th century – ruled by Sultanate of Brunei, 1658 – Sabah was handed over to Sultanate of Sulu, 1882 – governed by British North Borneo Company, 1888 – became British North Borneo protectorate, 1890 – Labuan was annexed to North Borneo, 1942 to 1945 – occupied by Japanese troops during World War II, 1946 to 1963 – became a Crown Colony of British North Borneo, August 1963 – British North Borneo was granted self-governance, September 1963 – became a part of Malaysia and in 1984 – ceded Labuan as a Federal Territory.

Since the arrival of Filipino Moro refugees in 1970, Sabah has been the victim of many social problems such as theft of native land, increased crime rates, pollution, destruction of mangrove reserves and multiple kidnappings and killing of locals and tourists that yet has not been completely resolved. The result is that it is the poorest Malaysian state.

Sabah's economy depends on agriculture and export of rubber, cocoa and palm oil, manufacturing of automobiles, machinery, petroleum products, fertilizers and food and tourism.  Sabah also receives a 5% fixed oil royalty from Petronas for petroleum extracted from its territorial waters.  Aside from the mainland Sabah also consists of many islands that are popular among tourists including Banggi Island, Sipadan Island, Selingan Island and Mabul Island. Other locations include Kota Kinabalu Park (World Heritage Site), Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Rainforest Discovery Centre in Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (panoramic cluster of islands) and Danum Valley. The Sunset Music Fest is another attraction.

There are 32 ethnic groups of which the indigenous Kadazan-Dusun (17%) form a majority. But due to innumerable legal and illegal immigration, population of non-Malaysian citizens (27% - mostly Filipinos and Indonesians), trump any individual local ethnic groups. Malay is the most widely spoken language and Islam is predominantly practiced.

Indigenous cuisine includes Hinava – marinated raw fish salad, Pinasakan – fish cooked with takob akob fruit and bambangan (mango), Ambuyat – sago palm starch, Tuhau – wild ginger, chili and scallion diced and pickled, Nonsom – raw fish and rice pickled with salt and pangi herb. The most noteworthy ethnic dances include Sumazau (performed at traditional harvest festival celebrations), Magunatip (bamboo dance) and Daling-daling (fingernail dance).

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Latest Sabah Properties for Sale

Beverly Hills 2

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 265,000 (Negotiable)

Jesselton Residences

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 2,500,000

1Borneo Prince Tower Supercondo

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 1,600,000

The Peak Vista

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 2,306,600

Bandar Sierra Terrace House

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 2,450

RM 580,000

Taman Rimba

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 1,468

RM 460,000 (Non-negotiable)

D'Banyan Sutera Harbour

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 4,000

RM 3,950,000 (Negotiable)

Taman Bukit Sepanggar Terrace House

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 3,068

RM 750,000 (Negotiable)

Taman Bukit Sepanggar

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 4,202

RM 1,050,000

Taman Kinanty Luyang, Sabah

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 4,050

RM 1,500,000 (Non-negotiable)

Taman Hilltop

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 4,775

RM 1,230,000

Taman BPL Semi-D

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 5,110

RM 900,000

Taman Wawasan, Tawau

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,200

RM 315,000 (Negotiable)

Taman Kemas Terrace House

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,700

RM 580,000

Taman Kobusak Jaya

Property Type: Terrace House

RM 780,000

Taman Feliamas 118

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,601

RM 380,000

Latest Sabah Properties for Rent

Bay 21

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 3,350 (Negotiable)

Waikki Condo, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence
Land Area: 2,166

RM 4,000 (Negotiable)

Mile 21/2 Jalan Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence
Land Area: 1,300

RM 1,800 (Negotiable)

Likas Court

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence
Land Area: 1,100

RM 1,600

Taman Cerah Phase 7A

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 2,230

RM 1,800

D Banyan Residency Superlink Villa

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 3,860

RM 8,800 (Guide Price)

D'banyan Superlink Villa

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 4,359

RM 9,000

vip lot house

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 20,882

RM 12,000

Kampung Tobobon - Semi-Detached House

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 400

RM 500

Taman Bandar Sierra - Semi-detached house

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 3,000

RM 1,500

Foh Sang - Bungalow

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House

RM 580

Taman Khidmat - Semi-detached house

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House

RM 5,000

Taman Millenium Heights, Bundusan

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,800

RM 1,800

Taman Inanam Villa - Terrace house

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 2,000

RM 1,000

Duta Green Garden - Terrace house

Property Type: Terrace House

RM 1,500

Kota Kinabalu - Terrace house

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,140

RM 1,300