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
24-Sep-18Condominium989 sfRM350,000
24-Sep-18Condominium1,800 sfRM1,900,000
24-Sep-18Condominium2,266 sfRM2,152,700
24-Sep-18Condominium1,325 sfRM1,200,000
24-Sep-18Condominium1,230 sfRM820,000
22-Sep-18Condominium1,000 sfRM500,000
22-Sep-18Low-Cost Flat516 sfRM170,000
22-Sep-18Low-Cost Flat738 sfRM266,676
22-Sep-18Low-Cost Flat771 sfRM237,500
22-Sep-18Low-Cost Flat845 sfRM220,000

Latest Sabah for rent listings:

DateTypeBuilt-upRental
TodayTownhouse770 sfRM1,200
TodayRoom In Apartment-NA-RM650
TodayRoom In House-NA-RM600
TodayRoom In Apartment-NA-RM330
TodayRoom In Apartment-NA-RM310
TodayRoom In Apartment-NA-RM500
YesterdayLow-Cost Flat500 sfRM1,000
YesterdayCondominium1,800 sfRM2,800
YesterdayLow-Cost Flat550 sfRM1,200
YesterdayCondominium900 sfRM1,600