The gateway to the top of Borneo! Kinabalu Park is located at 1,558 metres above sea level and is approximately 2 hours bus ride from the State Capital. The park covers an area of about 754 sq. km with altitudes ranging from 600 metres up to the summit of Mount Kinabalu at 4,095.2 metres.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
Named after Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, the five islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and their surrounding seas have long been a haven of peace and tranquility. The islands protect the natural vegetation, animals and the underwater gardens of the coral reefs that provide visitors with endless hours of enjoyment. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park comprises of five islands, Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug.
Turtle Island Park
The Turtle Islands Park, lying some 40 kilometers north of Sandakan and straddling the Philippines border, encomprises of 3 islands - Selingan, Bakkungan Kecil and Gulisan. It covers an area of 1,749 hectares which includes the surrounding coral reefs and sea.
Pulau Tiga Park
The Pulau Tiga Park comprises three islands - Pulau Tiga, Pulau Kalampunian Besar and Pulau Kalamunian Damit situated in the Kimanis Bay, off the west coast of Sabah. Gazetted as a National Park in 1978, it covers approximately 15,257 hectares of sea and underwater habitat including the three islands. Lush forests serve as a soothing green backdrop for while sandy beaches and the clear unpolluted waters of the coral fringed seas.
Lying off the coast of Semporna on the southeast coast of Sabah is an island which rises 600 metre from the ocean floor, the island is SIPADAN. It's birth began million of years ago as layers upon layers pof coral formed an oceanic pillar and with the constyant upheaveal of earth's natural forces, thrust itself above the water level. It would take another 10,000 tears and more before Sipadan would live out it's destiny as one of the best dive destinations in the world.
Sepilok Forest Reserve
The Sepilok Forest Reserve, is situated on the east coast of Sabah, about 24 km. from Sandakan town. The Reserve covers over 4,000 ha. of tropical rainforest. Within Sepilok can be found a vast array of plants and animals native to primal jungle: over 217 species of birds, about 70 species of mammals and at least 400 species of trees.