Malaysian Photographer's Nature Shots Of Sabah & Sarawak Look Like Paintings On Postcards

Some of the most untouched and wildly beautiful places in Malaysia!

We recently stumbled upon a Lawas-based photographer's nature shots of Sabah and Sarawak and they're absolutely breathtaking!

Paddy field in Sindumin, Sabah.

Image via Facebook/Lim Lee

Lim Lee has been a professional photographer for more than a decade now and some of his best work feature beautiful, untouched areas in Sabah and Sarawak. Think: fishing villages, mountainous terrains, paddy fields, and sandy beaches. 

Here's a list of some of our favourite photos by him, of places like Kota Belud, Bohey Dulang, Lawas, and Punang, among others:

Kota Belud, Sabah - Sprawling hills, vast green paddy fields, and crystal clear rivers

The picturesque town of Kota Belud is located about 70 kilometres from the bustling capital city of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.

Often described as the cultural melting pot of the Bajau, Kadazan-Dusun, and the Iranun communities, Kota Belud is the perfect stopover if you're heading to Mañana beach, Mantanani or Kudat. 

While the town's Sunday tamu - a weekly market offering everything from local delicacies, leafy green vegetables, and unique handicrafts - is usually the most talked about aspect of Kota Belud, Lim's photos let you take a peek into the the scenic, quaint villages in Kota Belud, including Kampung Sangkir and Kampung Tambatuon. 

Kampung Sangkir, Kota Belud.

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Kampung Melangkap, Kota Belud.

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Kampung Melangkap, Kota Belud.

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Kampung Tambatuon, Kota Belud.

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Sunrise at Kampung Sangkir, Kota Belud.

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The exotic, dazzling blue waters of Bohey Dulang, Maiga, and Bodgaya Islands

The islands of Sabah need no introduction. The state is blessed with some of the most idyllic and beautiful islands in the world that are absolutely perfect for dreamy vacations.

Lim's photos feature one of the most iconic shots of the Bohey Dulang Island - the view from the peak of the island - among other gorgeous photos of the other islands in the vicinity. 

Bird's eye view of the Bohey Dulang island.

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Bodgaya Island

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Maiga Island

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Semporna Jetty

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Bajau Laut stilt houses in Bodgaya Island.

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Batu Luang Beach - A slice of heaven, nestled in Kuala Penyu town

The gorgeous beach is located about two hours away from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, and is said to be one of the best sunset viewing spots in Sabah. 

The most unique thing about this beach is the bright green algae that grows on the tiny rocks by the beach, which can only be seen during low tides. Lim has beautifully captured the algae formation, bathed in the orange glow of the sunset at the Batu Luang beach.

Batu Luang Beach, Kuala Penyu, Sabah.

Image via Facebook/Lim Lee

Batu Luang Beach

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Punang Village - An idyllic fishing village about 12km from Lawas town in Sarawak

Kampung Punang is the perfect place for anyone seeking for a unique vacation off the beaten path. It's a quiet fishing village, with friendly locals and beautiful sunsets. 

Lim's photos speak for themselves. 

Sunset at Kampung Punang, Sarawak.

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Villagers smoking fish in Kampung Punang.

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Lawas, Sarawak - Beautifully designed buildings, postcard-worthy skylines, and waterfalls

Located in the northeastern corner of Sarawak, Lawas is a small town that's rich in natural beauty and has lush flora and fauna. 

Take a little peek into what Lawas offers, through Lim's lens. 

Masjid Bandar Lawas, Sarawak.

Image via Facebook/Lim Lee

Lawas town.

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A Buddhist temple in Lawas.

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Penawan Waterfalls, Lawas.

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Thank you, Lim, for sharing these great photos with us! :)

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