Sunday, November 23, 2008

Diving into Sabah

With numerous islands, underwater treasures and highlands, Sabah is simply too good to miss.

Layang-Layang Island

IF TOTAL isolation is what you really want, then don’t plan any holiday other than one on this atoll that houses the only dive resort in Sabah – Layang-Layang Island Resort. With regular flights from Kota Kinabalu (the only way in and out of here), it boasts breathtaking reefs and a host of beautiful marine citizens, making it one of the top ten dive locations in the world.

Sipadan Island

If Sabah is popular for one thing, it must be their beautiful islands in their blue-green waters. Sipadan needs no introduction and is one of the most talked about diving locations in Malaysia. Due to its size, only 120 divers can visit the island at any one time to enjoy its underwater scenery.

Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu

Essentially a flea market, this street is cordoned off between 6.30am and 1pm on Sunday mornings when many come out and put up huge umbrellas to sell their wares here. More than anything else, you will see the Sabahans at their best, some in traditional costumes selling indigenous wares and foods.

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