Places to visit in East Malaysia //

East Malaysia is sparsely populated and has less developed settlements than West Malaysia. While West Malaysia includes the major cities of the country. East Malaysia is larger and has more natural resources, especially oil and gas reserves. In the pan-regional style, the status of the city is reserved for only a few settlements. East Malaysia comprises an important part of biodiversity.

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Eastern Region Malaysia is full of one place that we would advise you to visit if you go to Malaysia. This place has everything culture, adventure, nature, etc.

Three States of East Malaysia


Sabah is one of the most culturally diverse states in Malaysia. The population of about 2.5 million is a mixture of native groups. The most popular event here is unduc ngadau or Harvest Queen in Kadazan, where girls from across the state compete for the crown. A lot of drinking and general miraa making are included in the festival. The most popular event is the Aduk Encadau or Harvest Queen in Kadazan, where girls from across the state compete for the crown. Lots of drinking and general meera making come with the festival. The most spoken language in Sabah is Bahasa Malaysia (Malay), the national language of Malaysia. Hand in hand with many charms, Sabah is a place where you will not rush to do things. You will have a choice of mountaineering, diving, paragliding, white-water rafting and jungle trekking as well as many other more seductive activities.


Even Sarawak has an extraordinary mix of people according to Malaysian standards: the largest ethnic group is neither Chinese nor Malay, but Iban. Elsewhere in Malaysia, Malay is the official language, but English is widely spoken in various local languages ​​and Chinese dialects. The Iban language is the largest linguistic group, with many local variations. About 45 minutes’ drive from Kuching, visit Sarawak Cultural Village. Since 1997, the Rainforest World Music Festival has been held and its popularity is increasing year by year. The accommodation around the festival grounds is closed as soon as possible so that the booking opens as soon as possible.


Labuan is an island with an estimated population of 100,000 people. It is a fairly close-knit community where everyone knows everyone. The main city is known as Labuan Town. Labuan Town is one of the cleanest cities in Malaysia. You will see Labuan Corporation (local authority) workers working diligently. You can do duty-free shopping. Canast International Offshore Financial Center, Pulau Labuan is Asia's newest international offshore financial center.

Places to visit in East Malaysia

Mabul Island – SEMPORNA

Mabul offers divers an extraordinary array of divers and an astonishing diversity of marine life. Mabool has long been known as a macro diver's paradise and is actually one of the richest single destinations for exotic small marine life anywhere in the world. Mabul is literally overflowing with marine life, including harlequin shrimp, mantis shrimp, hairy squat lobsters, spider crabs, porcelain crabs, and more. It is a frog lover's paradise, with a giant, painted, and spotted frog on a daily basis.

Kinabalu Park - SABAH

Kinabalu Park is located on the Crocker Range on the west coast of Sabah. It is located within the Ranu district, within the West Coast Division. The park is not to be confused with Crocker Range National Park which is a separate park to the south. The park is one of the most popular tourist spots in Sabah and Malaysia in general. In 1967, more than 987,653 visitors and 43,430 climbers visited the Park.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park – KOTA KINNABALU

A group of five islands, six kilometers from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, is located Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Various adventure sports activities are also offered in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. One can also train underwater sports like diving and snorkeling from the professionals here. Witness gorgeous underwater marine life and coral biodiversity for an extraordinary experience on your trip. Be it beginner or any other skilled person, everyone is welcome to experience this exciting activity with a certification.

Cat Museum- KUCHING

The Kuching Cat Museum is considered the world's first cat museum, dedicated to kittens. The most prominent exhibits at the Kuching Cat Museum include a mummified Egyptian cat, five wild cat species from Borneo, as well as a full gallery of cat-related advertising. These were brought from the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur to Kuching and acquired by DBKU officials. The Kuching Cat Museum is responsible for the collection and presentation of the country's rich heritage which is valuable and intriguing.

Kelabit Highlands- SARAWAK

The Kelabit Highlands form a completely enchanted mountain range in the northernmost part of Sarawak, here you will find miles upon miles of rolling hills and virgin jungle for 14 long and remote long warehouses. Bario is the central 'city' and center for the highlands, and you can do many day and multi-day treks from here, including the very popular night house in Paolangan. There are no roads around the highlands. If you want to travel to a village, you should walk and walk like the locals. There is also a logging road that 4WD can use, but be careful! The roads are long and the journey is bumpy.

Semenggoh nature reserve – KUCHING

The Semangogo Nature Sanctuary, located about 20 km from Kuching, is one of the most diverse nature reserves, which serves as a rehabilitation center for the courtyard orangutang and many bird species. The major attractions are orangutang feeding and bird watching. The natural reserve was initially developed to protect animals that had been injured or were already taken captive to maintain ecological balance. Semengoh provides not only for tourists to experience amazingly extraordinary flora and fauna, but also to communicate with animals exclusively through feeding them.

Gunung Mulu National Park – MIRI- sarawak

Gunung Mulu National Park is a protected rainforest in Malaysia. It’s known as for its dramatic peaks and caves, including the huge, bat-filled Deer Cave. The Gunung Mulu National Park cave conduct to the Garden of Eden, a hidden valley and waterfall surround by limestone cliffs. The heights at Gunung Api have tall, spiky limestone formations with sharp trails and rare orchids. The peak of Gunung Mulu Mountain can be viewed from over the park.

The Mulu experience is not confined solely to its caverns. The park’s bio-diversity is as impressive as its cave system. The park holds 15 different types of forest including mixed dipterocarp, heath, peat swamp, moss forest and montane vegetation – and different types of species of ferns, fungi, mosses and flowering plants. The park is also home to a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish and insects and other invertebrates.

Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre – Sabah

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is pinpoint about 25 kilometres west of Sandakan in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. The Sepilok centre opened in 1964 as the first official orangutan rehabilitation project to save orphaned baby orangutans. The focus of Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is to return orphaned, injured or displaced orangutans back to the wildlife. Today Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is a world famous center for its Orangutan conservation attempt and it is one of Sabah's most famous tourist attractions.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is located inside the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve which protects an area of 4,294 ha (10,610 acres), much of which is virgin rainforest. The Forest Reserve provides an ideal environment for rehabilitating the Orangutans with the more mature Orangutans living free in the reserve. At Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre young orangutans spend their time in the ‘Nursery’ learning skills essential to jungle life, example - finding food, building a nest. Once ready, they will join the ‘Outdoor Nursery’ where freedom is enlarged. Ultimately, most achieve total independence and become integrated into the Sepilok wild orangutan population.

Sipadan Island – Sabah

Situated five degrees north of the equator in the Sulawesi Sea (Celebes), Sipadan, rated as one of the world’s top dive sites, is an oceanic island which has heard the praises of divers all over the world. This 40-acre, the oceanic island is composed of living corals which grow atop an obsolete undersea volcano and have rose 600 metres from the seabed.

With over 3000 species of fish, an unusually crowded number of green and hawksbill turtles, and hundreds of multi-colored coral species, divers definitely have an underworld field day here as the sea life is in abundance. Venture off to a sought-after dive spots such as Barracuda Point, Turtle Cave, West Ridge, Hanging Gardens, Lobster Lair, Staghorn Crest, South Point, Coral Gardens, White Tip Avenue, Mid-reef or the Turtle Patch.

Bako National Park- KUCHING

Bako National Park is a Malaysia national park located just 37 kilometres from the city of Kuching. It is one of the simples to access national parks in Borneo, has some of the best-marked stream making DIY travel here easy, and is popular for being one of the best parks in all of Borneo. For those who planning and wants to visit Bako National Park, we urge you to at least spend a night in the park- it’s possible to visit as a day trip, but to get the best experience in the park you have to spend the night! Most who visit go to Bako National Park as a day trip from Kuching and mainly miss out on the highlights of the park.

Gunung Gading National Park – KUCHING

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city to Gunung Gading National Park from Kuching city and explore the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia, which can grow up to 1m in diameter. Gunung Gading National park also has some wonderful walks and a challenging jungle trek. The Waterfall trail offers the shortest wander, winding its way up through the forest past a wave of waterfalls.

Whilst most visitors make day trips to the park to see Rafflesia, the park contains a range of other attractions. A series of waterfalls and clear jungle streams provide excellent bathing spots and there are a number of jungle trails, including the Gunung Gading Summit Trail.