Sabah “Land Below the Wind”
The “Land Below the Wind” has been synonymous with Sabah. Sabah surrounded by the South China Sea in the West, the Sulu Sea in the North-east and the Celebes Sea in the East. Sabah is located in the northernmost part of Borneo island. Discover Sabah “Land Below the Wind”.
Rich in Natural Resources
Sabah is rich in natural resources which including flora and fauna, minerals, and marine life. 60% of the land area in Sabah is covered with jungle while 30% is covered by the agricultural area approximately. These make the major economic resources in Sabah as agricultural and forestry activities. Equally important economic resources are tourism and oil. Discover Sabah “Land Below the Wind”.
A Diversity of Races and Cultures
There are at least 33 ethnic tribes inhabiting the state of Sabah among them are Kadazan Dusun, Bajau, Murut, Lundayeh, Bisaya, Kedayan, Iranun, Brunei, Rungus, Orang Sungai and others. As a matter of fact, the main races here are Kadazan/Dusun, Bajau and Murut and Kedayan/Brunei. Discover Sabah “Land Below the Wind”.
Kadazan is found in Penampang, while Dusun is mostly discovered in Ranau, Kota Belud and Pitas. There are 27 tribes in Kadazandusun including Kadazan, Dusun Liwan, Dusun Tindal, Dusun Pahu, Dusun Lotud, Rungus, Dusun Labuk, Orang Sungai, Dusun Tambanou, Dusun Kimaragang and others. Kadazan Dusun celebrates “Pesta Kaamatan” as their main celebration and “Sumazau” as their main dance. Discover Sabah “Land Below the Wind”.
Bajau can be divided into two groups. The first group lives in West Coast of Sabah. For the greatness of horse riding, they are known as the “Eastern Cowboys”. Uniquely, most of them are farmers and “Limbai” is their cultural dance. On the other hand, the second group is lives on the East Coast. Bajau is commonly a fisherman and sailor. Due to their expert in sea navigation, they are referred to as “Sea Gypsies”. The cultural dance for East Coast Bajau is known as “Daling-daling”. Discover Sabah “Land Below the Wind”.
Known as “Head Hunter” or head cutter. Murut inhabits the area of North Borneo such as Tenom, Sipitang, Keningau, Pensiangan, Kalabakan and Kinabatangan. There are several tribes in it including Murut Tagal, Murut Tidung, Murut Timugon, Murut Sembakung, Murut Paluan and others. Murut is rich in traditional dances and festivals. However the most popular is the Magunatip dance which played with bamboo. Discover Sabah “Land Below the Wind”.
The Kedayan tribe is found in Beaufort, Sipitang and Kuala Penyu areas. While the Bruneian can be found in Sipitang, Papar and Beaufort areas. The traditional dance of the Kedayan tribe is Anding while the Brunei dance is Adai-adai. Discover Sabah “Land Below the Wind”.
The distinction between the various ethnic groups is significant, especially in terms of language, religion, customs and way of life, including their traditional outfits. With this in mind, you can discover the diversity of people by traveling to Sabah. Visit our website www.kkleisure.com for an interesting package and car rental services. We also can arrange the packages according to your schedule.