Watch and Learn Sabah (North Borneo)’s History Video in 5 Minutes

Need a quick way to learn Sabah (North Borneo)’s history? This YouTube video takes you through the history of Sabah from prehistoric times until today.

There’s very little history of Sabah (North Borneo) written on Malaysian textbooks therefore many people are not aware of how North Borneo, which was once a country, has rich culture, history and heritage. If you think you don’t know much about Sabah’s history, this video might help you.


The above YouTube clip was made by a YouTube user called ‘thesimplestway‘ whom I assume is a Sabahan. (If you’re the person please get in touch with us and we’ll update this post).

A series of different images was put together into one video and the image transition was also synced with different background music such as the ones below. Unfortunately there’s no English version of the video.

Traditional Australian Aboriginal Music Love Song
Taiwan Aboriginal – Drunken Song
Thai Clasical Music – Thai Alto Xylophone Solo 12 Lao-Khroun
Hariprasad Chaurasia (Flute) – Raga Lalit Roopak Taal
Oud Solo – oum kalsum inta omri – oud music
Pousa Pousa – Aroda – Spain
Oud Solo – oum kalsum inta omri – oud music
Music For A Found Harmon – Patrick Street 
British North Borneo Anthem 
Music For A Found Harmon – Patrick Street
Imperial Japanese Military Marches of WWII – Banzai Hitora Yuugento
John Williamson – Waltzing Matilda
British Military Marches – Rule Britannia
The Shadows – The Lost City
Lagu Malaya Tetap Merdeka 1959
Song of the Liberty Bell – O’Connor Method Orchestra Book II
Sabah Tanah Airku
Negara Ku
National anthem of Philippines – Lupang Hinirang (Tagalog)
Lagu Indonesia Raya 
Song of the Liberty Bell – O’Connor Method Orchestra Book II

I’ll let you watch and let us know what you think about the video in the comments section below.

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Richard Ker

I love the history of North Borneo (Sabah) and strive to digitally archive any related information on this website. I'm also the author of LifeinMy.com and CyberjayaCity.com. Follow me on Twitter @richardker.

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