The Malaysian state of Sabah is located in the northeast part of the island of Borneo and it shares a border with Indonesia’s North Kalimantan. The capital of Sabah is Kota Kinabalu. The state is dominated by the Crocker Range and Borneo’s highest peak, Kinabalu. There are sometimes direct flights from Jakarta to Kota Kinabalu but often you will need to change in Kualap Lumpur or Singapore.

Kinabalu is the highest peak in Southeast Asia and is very much a popular destination for energetic tourists although also somewhat complicated by the ever-present red tape and high prices. Trusmadi is Borneo’s second-highest peak and over the past decade has become much more popular with multiple trailheads. Third and fourth highest are, respectively, Gunung Sinsing and Gunung Tambuyukon and are both serious objectives that hikers from Kuala Lumpur set their sights on.

Lesser mountains that are also highly recommended include Gunung Nungkok – ‘the child of Kinabalu’, Gunung Mantapok with its wonderful summit views and scary bridge, and Gunung Magdalena which is the highest point in the brilliant Tawau Hills Park in the far south of the state just a few kilometres from Indonesia.

A Selection of Photos of Sabah’s Ribus

Map of Sabah’s Ribus

Download these peaks as a kml file.

Statistics and Links to Sabah’s Ribus




Ribu Category     


Kinabalu 4,095 m 4,095 m Google MarkerSangat Tinggi Borneo  
Trusmadi 2,643 m 1,702 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Borneo  
Sinsing 2,586 m 688 m Google MarkerSpesial Borneo  
Tambuyukon 2,579 m 844 m Google MarkerSpesial Borneo  
Minduk Sirung 2,081 m 960 m Google MarkerSpesial Borneo  
Monkobo 1,830 m 1,303 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo  
Lotung 1,805 m 1,313 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo  
Nungkok 1,652 m 621 m Google MarkerSpesial Borneo  
Antulai 1,609 m 1,043 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo  
Bukit Meliat 1,593 m 1,117 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo  
Mantapok 1,581 m 701 m Google MarkerSpesial Borneo  
Imbak 1,490 m 1,168 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo  
Magdalena 1,312 m 1,065 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo  
Tangkulap 1,311 m 1,168 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo  
Bukit Silam 884 m 656 m Google MarkerSpesial Borneo  
Bombalai Hill 530 m 206 m Google MarkerSpesial Borneo  

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