East Malaysia consists of the states of Sabah, Sarawak on the island of Borneo and the Federal Territory of Labuan. It is separated from Peninsula Malaysia by 640km of the South China Sea. This region has huge rainforests, lofty mountains, white powdery beaches and spectacular marine life. There is an abundance of wildlife and many species of flora and fauna endemic to this region. There are over 200 kinds of mammals and more than 700 species of birds here. East Malaysia has 5 of the highest mountains and two of the longest rivers in Malaysia. This area is home to many ethnic groups where one can experience their  fascinating  rituals, customs, food and lifestyle