Essay Sabah Malaysia tourism
Situated on the beautiful island of Borneo, Sabah is one of the thirteen states which Malaysia is made of. Sabah is the second largest state in Malaysia and shares the island of Borneo with Sarawak, Brunei, and Indonesian Kalimantan.
Sabah is richly blessed with nature diversity, unique cultures, fun adventure, beautiful beaches, and fantastic cuisines for the adventurous taste buds. We have it all, from the world’s largest flower - the Rafflesia, one of the highest mountains in South East Asia - Mount Kinabalu, to one of the world’s top dive sites - Sipadan Island. Sabah is also known for her great natural treasures which include the world-renowned Danum Valley Conservation Area and Tabin which is Sabah’s …show more content…
Since independence in 1963, Sabah has undergone a significant change in its religious composition, particularly in the percentage of its population professing Islam. In 1960, the percentage of Muslims was 37.9%, Christians - 16.6%, while about one-third remained animist. In 2010, the percentage of Muslims had increased to 65.4%, while people professing Christianity at 26.6% and Buddhism at 6.1%.
Timber export was the main resource of Sabah’s economy, but with efforts to save forests and its flora and fauna, palm oil trade has emerged as an alternative trade. Other agricultural products that Sabah trades in, includes rubber and cacao along with fisheries and vegetables. With time, tourism industry has turned out to be the second largest contributor to economy.
In the 70’s Sabah was one of the richest states in the Malaysian Federation next to Selangor, but with time, today it is Malaysia’s poorest states. It hasn’t been able to make full use of its natural resources. It has one of the