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:

TodayTerrace1,700 sfRM580,000
YesterdayTerrace2,200 sfRM1,000,000
YesterdayTerrace1,600 sfRM490,000
25-Jun-19Semi-Detached3,500 sfRM1,400,000
25-Jun-19Semi-Detached2,500 sfRM800,000
25-Jun-19Condominium982 sfRM530,000
25-Jun-19Duplex3,701 sfRM4,995,980
25-Jun-19Condominium1,669 sfRM1,900,000
25-Jun-19Condominium911 sfRM830,000

Latest Sabah for rent listings:

YesterdayStudio245 sfRM750
YesterdayLow-Cost Flat390 sfRM1,100
YesterdayCondominium2,266 sfRM5,000
25-Jun-19Condominium550 sfRM1,000
25-Jun-19Condominium1,034 sfRM1,700
25-Jun-19Low-Cost Flat1,040 sfRM900
25-Jun-19Condominium1,180 sfRM2,000
25-Jun-19Low-Cost Flat500 sfRM850
16-Jun-19Room In House-NA-RM300
16-Jun-19Room In Apartment-NA-RM250

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