Sabah, Malaysia

Sabah is one of the only two states of East Malaysia that is 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 residential 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 increase in kidnapping cases of Chinese tourists in recent years, consequently Chinese tourist arrivals have dropped drastically.

Latest Sabah for sale listings:

DateTypeBuilt-upPrice
TodayCondominium758 sfRM235,000
TodayApartment581 sfRM170,100
TodayTerrace-NA-RM263,250
TodayHouse-NA-RM729,000
TodayRetail689 sfRM193,710
TodayHouse-NA-RM834,000
TodayTerrace-NA-RM263,250
10 Oct 2020House-NA-RM291,000
10 Oct 2020House-NA-RM251,000
TodayHouse-NA-RM263,000

Latest Sabah for rent listings:

DateTypeBuilt-upRental
TodayCondominium520 sfRM1,100
19 Oct 2020Condominium2,350 sfRM4,000
18 Oct 2020Condominium1,090 sfRM1,800
7 Oct 2020Room In Apartment-NA-RM480
17 Oct 2020Room In Apartment-NA-RM950
6 Oct 2020Low-Cost Flat1,100 sfRM1,200
6 Oct 2020Condominium860 sfRM1,600
18 Sep 2020Room-NA-RM550
15 Oct 2020Room In Apartment-NA-RM700
15 Oct 2020Room In Apartment-NA-RM750
18 user comments on Sabah
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21 Feb 2018 @ 12:00 AM

The condominium has good views and lifts.

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21 Oct 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Nice residential place. Got lift and parking space was underground (mostly). Got nice view of the surrounding area of Kepayan.

Nurul
14 Apr 2020 @ 3:44 PM

This apartment has a limited parking space which is only one car allowed per unit. There is a mini market and a few eateries nearby this apartment.

The entrance road to this apartment is very bad with many potholes. The apartment is not well-maintained due to slow actions from the management.

Nurul
14 Apr 2020 @ 4:20 PM

This apartment is located near to the industrial area. There are shop lots around here that provide amenities such as convenience store and eateries.

Nurul
15 Apr 2020 @ 4:38 PM

This apartment has poor building maintenance and management. It is located near the Kota Kinabalu International Airport and there are shop lots nearby that provide amenities such as convenience stores, eateries and supermarkets.

Nurul
15 Apr 2020 @ 6:25 PM

This apartment has a limited parking space with only one car per unit. It is located near the Kota Kinabalu town and there are several schools around this apartment.

Nurul
15 Apr 2020 @ 6:49 PM

The environment of this apartment is quiet and calm as it is located in the low density community. There are several industrial areas nearby.

Nurul
16 Apr 2020 @ 3:36 PM

The environment of this apartment is quite noisy as it is located near to the main road with busy traffic. There is a primary and secondary school located next to this apartment.

Nurul
16 Apr 2020 @ 4:39 PM

The main road to its main entrance usually has high traffic during peak hour. This apartment has a limited parking space and the residents have difficulty finding available parking space at night.

Nurul
16 Apr 2020 @ 5:37 PM

The residential area is located near the shop lots that provide amenities such as convenience stores, eateries, and supermarkets. There is a main road that connects to the Kota Kinabalu town next to this residential area.

It is a huge area of low-rise property units. There are several shop lots in this area that provide amenities such as eateries and mini market.

Nurul
17 Apr 2020 @ 7:18 PM

This apartment is located in a relatively remote area and quite far from the Kota Kinabalu town. The environment in this area is calm and has greenery views.

The environment in this condominium is quite noisy as it is located next to the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Most units in this condominium serve as temporary accommodation for those who have flight on the next day.

Nurul
20 Apr 2020 @ 6:49 PM

It is a landed residential area that is located near the main road to Kota Kinabalu town and the environment in this area is quite calm.

Nurul
20 Apr 2020 @ 7:22 PM

This apartment has a tight security with well-managed facilities. It is located near the church, golf clubs, schools, and supermarkets.

Nurul
20 Apr 2020 @ 7:32 PM

This apartment is located near the Kota Kinabalu town and there are few schools next to this area. It has a limited parking space for the visitors.

Nurul
21 Apr 2020 @ 7:09 PM

It is located a bit far from the town and next to a huge village. This apartment has low security controls and the environment is quite noisy as it is located next to the main road.