Sabah, Malaysia

Sabah is one of the only two states of East Malaysia that located in the Borneo region side of the country. Sabah is a very popular tourist destination among tourists from around the world, as it features the highest mountain in South-East Asia and some of the best diving spots in the world. The population of Sabah is around 3.5 millions, and it has a diverse population with races that consist of Kadazan-Dusun, Bajau, Chinese, Malays, Murut, Filipinos, and Indons. Christianity is a major religion here, as it is practiced by many Sabah indigenous groups.

As for the real estate market, Sabah has one of the more vibrant housing markets compared to its counterpart Sarawak, especially in its capital city Kota Kinabalu. Furthermore, the properties here are very cheap compared to West Malaysia, however foreigners can only buy properties priced above RM1 million.

The following shows the property transactions in Sabah over the last few years:

The economy of Sabah depends mainly on tourism, as it has some of the best tourist spots in the world with a very pleasant tropical climate all year long. For example, Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in South-East Asia and is very popular among climbers and hikers, while Sipadan Island has been voted as one of the best diving spots in the world. However, there has been an increasing in kidnapping cases of Chinese tourists in recent years, consequently Chinese tourist arrivals have dropped drastically.

Latest Sabah for sale listings:

DateTypeBuilt-upPrice
TodayTerrace-NA-RM580,000
TodayCondominium2,775 sfRM679,000
TodayLow-Cost Flat660 sfRM285,000
YesterdayLow-Cost Flat1,036 sfRM338,000
YesterdaySemi-Detached-NA-RM1,800,000
YesterdayLow-Cost Flat965 sfRM310,000
YesterdayLow-Cost Flat1,224 sfRM338,000
YesterdayCondominium1,288 sfRM1,200,000
YesterdayCondominium857 sfRM245,000
YesterdayCondominium1,945 sfRM550,000

Latest Sabah for rent listings:

DateTypeBuilt-upRental
11-Dec-18Room In Apartment-NA-RM500
11-Dec-18Room In Apartment-NA-RM700
10-Dec-18Room In Apartment-NA-RM290
10-Dec-18Room In Apartment-NA-RM350
10-Dec-18Room In Apartment-NA-RM350
10-Dec-18Room-NA-RM450
10-Dec-18Room In Apartment-NA-RM450
10-Dec-18Room In House-NA-RM580
10-Dec-18Room In Apartment-NA-RM350
10-Dec-18Room In Apartment-NA-RM380