Providing you MICE TOURISM in Sabah 

Sabah is the window to the uniqueness of Borneo; it is accessible throughout the year due to the tropical climate. The strategic location of Sabah, just on the south of the typhoon-belt in the Philippines, also means that it is protected from the strong monsoon wind; hence, the nickname ‘The Land Below The Wind’ was given by the sea gypsies since the 13th century. Sabah has an excellent tourism infrastructure. The international airport (KKIA) connects the state capital, Kota Kinabalu, directly with 16 international destinations in various countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Philippines, Brunei and Singapore, and with almost 30,000 seats capacity per week.

Within the radius of 30-minute drive from the capital city, there are more than 30 hotels providing 3-5 star accommodations, meeting and catering services. Apart from conventional hotels, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), one of the most beautiful universities in Malaysia, offers outstanding MICE facilities such as grand ballroom, auditoriums, lecture halls and boardrooms for meetings, conferences, seminars, training, etc. In addition, the Yayasan Sabah Group has recently embarked on the development of world-class convention centre in Kota Kinabalu called, Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), which is expected to complete in 2018. This shows Kota Kinabalu is able to offer a wide range of MICE related products and services to the world based on any budget requirements. 

Finally, Sabah is rich with natural heritage, fascinating landscapes and multi-cultural indigenous communities. Hence, Sabah has a popular tagline of ‘eco-treasures from mountain top to ocean deep’. The pristine rainforest of Sabah is about 130 million years old and has outstanding range of biodiversity and ecosystems. The 3 highest mountains in Malaysia are found in Sabah. Some of Sabah’s world class national parks or forest reserves include Meliau Basin, Danum Valley, Tabin, Deramakot, Imbak Canyon, Kinabatangan, Kinabalu Park, Crocker Range, Tawau Hills Park, etc. Beyond the coasts of Sabah, lie a number of marine sanctuaries such as Turtle Islands Park, Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Tun Mustapha Marine Park and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Sabah is also home to multi-racial and multi-lingual ethnics; each has very interesting, colourful and distinctive customs and traditions. Therefore, please choose Sabah as you destination for your MICE activity; not only our team can customise your itinerary to fulfil your objectives and budget, but your customers and employees will also have a memorable experience for being in this exotic and mystical land of Borneo!   

SICC Facilities Details

Source: Yayasan Sabah Group