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Sabah, like much of Malaysia, has a tropical climate with hot and humid conditions year round. Temperatures usually are around 32 °C during the day and around 24 °C at night. Higher areas, and especially up Mount Kinabalu, temperatures are lower and on the top temperatures can drop to below 0 °C at night!
Although there is no distinctive dry season, the months of June to December in general are wetter than January to April, well, at least along the northwest coast. Along the eastcoast, the months of November to January stand out in having more rain and the drier months are March and April. In general though, rain is possible anytime and sometimes up to 500 mm of rain a month is not unheard of.
Kota Kinabalu International Airport (IATA: BKI) is Sabah's international gateway and is located 8 kilometres from the city of Kota Kinabalu. It is the second busiest airport in Malaysia. Airlines with flights servicing Kota Kinabalu include Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Dragonair, Korean Air and Silk Air.
There are many daily flights to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru in the peninsula; Kuching and Miri in Sarawak; Sandakan and Tawau in Sabah. The flight duration is approximately 2.5 hours from the peninsula. Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia service these routes but book at least a month ahead to get good rates. AirAsia and other budget airlines operate from the Terminal 2 of the airport.
Buses are usually efficient and punctual between main centres. Buses on main routes are often limited to morning departures, afternoon and night travel may not be possible.
Around Sabah try Homestay Programme. An alternative Ecofriendly, Budget and unique taste of Sabah and it's Wildlife.
In Bilit Village In the Lower Kinabatangan River, Zul will lead you in the experience of living with Villagers in the respect of theyr own traditions and in a spartan though proud and decent way and through theyr well organized Packages including Local dances, River cruises and Jungle Walks and WWF supported Tree planting activities.
Partecipating to this Programme helps The Community to develop an alternative way of sustainable economy to face the pressure of Oil Palm and Logging Enterprises to destroy the Forest and the Wildlife that it supports. It also slow the building of Lodges and sophisticated Resorts that spoil the remaining Wilderness and convey Money in foreign pokets.
Remember to bring along Binoculars, Rubber boots and insect repellent to enjoy the experience at it's best
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