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
16-Feb-19Condominium1,000 sfRM510,000
15-Feb-19Low-Cost Flat1,063 sfRM320,000
15-Feb-19Low-Cost Flat1,100 sfRM430,000
15-Feb-19Condominium2,446 sfRM2,446,000
15-Feb-19Low-Cost Flat634 sfRM155,000
15-Feb-19Condominium2,000 sfRM1,100,000
15-Feb-19Low-Cost Flat330 sfRM170,000
15-Feb-19Low-Cost Flat630 sfRM280,000
15-Feb-19Condominium1,760 sfRM1,800,000
15-Feb-19Condominium1,770 sfRM1,050,000

Latest Sabah for rent listings:

DateTypeBuilt-upRental
TodayRoom In House-NA-RM350
TodayRoom In House-NA-RM350
17-Feb-19Low-Cost Flat750 sfRM1,250
17-Feb-19Condominium900 sfRM1,700
17-Feb-19Low-Cost Flat750 sfRM1,000
17-Feb-19Low-Cost Flat750 sfRM750
17-Feb-19Condominium870 sfRM1,200
17-Feb-19Low-Cost Flat850 sfRM850
17-Feb-19Low-Cost Flat639 sfRM1,400
17-Feb-19Condominium1,216 sfRM3,500