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      Kuching - Sibu ferry or flight

      Kuching Mar 20, 2014 at 3:09 AM

      Hi,

      we will travel Kuching - Sibu in August to make trip up the river. We dont expect to stay in Sibu and continue to Song or Kapit (and Belaga later). I think about two ways:
      1) Ferry - It would take 5 hr, so about early midday in Sibu.
      2) Flight - MASwings has cheap flight, early morning, so let say 9am be in Sibu. The prize is twice as much as ferry (?)
      My questions:
      - what are pros and cons except time? MASwing safe? Ferry trip boring?
      - If using ferry from Kuching, can we get into Song in the same day? Perhaps if fly we should stay in Sibu until ferry come from Kuching and follow with the same boat, so loose anyway?

      Thanks

      Thanks a lot

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    • Shopping mall in Gambang

      Gambang Apr 12, 2014 at 2:53 AM

      is there a shopping mall with a lot of things to buy in gambang ?

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    • Express Bus

      Negeri Terengganu Apr 6, 2014 at 8:04 PM

      What are the buses leaving from Ipoh to Trengganu, the times and the fare./
      ?

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      Restaurants in Perhentian Besar

      Pulau Perhentian Besar Mar 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

      Hi all, we will visit Perhentian Besar on 18 April. Will stay at the Perhentian Island Resort,as our booking was just Bed and Breakfast basis, we would like to know options of nice but affordable restaurants ,for lunch and dinner at Perhentian Besar.
      Thank you

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      Daramsala Perdana

      Damansara 21 hours ago

      What is Daramsala Perdana?

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    • How to Tampin from KL

      Tampin Mar 31, 2014 at 1:51 AM

      How to get Tampin from Kualalumpur

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    • Singapore to Mersing

      Mersing Mar 26, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      My husband and I will be visiting Tioman Island and we were planning on flying there from Singapore, however due to Berjaya air cancelling their service will now need to go by ferry. We land at Singapore airport at 07.15am on 10 April and I'm having trouble finding the best route to the Mersing Ferry Jetty. Would anyone be able to advise on the best trip in the current situation?

      Changi airport offers a coach service to Kotaraya II terminal. Is it easy to get from there to the Larkin Bus Terminal (is this now called Larkin Sentral, and in a slightly different place), or should I instead take a bus or taxi into Singapore center and take a bus from there to Larkin?

      Which coach should I take from Larkin to Mersing? Do I need to pre-book? I understand booking from Mersing back to Singapore would be a good idea to make sure you have a seat.

      I'm of a mind to take a taxi to not have the hassle of all the changing and making sure we get to the jetty on time (even though I still don't know what time the boat leaves, that's another interesting part of our journey!). I have been offered a pre-booked return (Changi-Mersing-Changi) for S$350; is that reasonable or should I look for local taxis instead?

      Thank you in advance for your help!

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      Primier/ deluxe night cabins in trains

      Malaysia Apr 7, 2014 at 1:22 AM

      I am traveling with wife from KL to butterworth in june2014 last week & paln it by Deluxe cabin. Is it available between these cities, if so train time & cost of two berths please.

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    • Property appreciation in Cameron Highlands

      Cameron Highlands Mar 30, 2014 at 7:17 AM

      How is the rate of property appreciation like in Cameron Highlands?

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      Rommate in Kuala Lumpur

      Kuala Lumpur Mar 27, 2014 at 11:23 PM

      I'm looking roommate in Kuala Lumpur for 1 months and it the same time I want to study English so if someone want to stay with nice person, please let me know.

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    • Kuala Lumpur to Mersing

      Mersing Mar 19, 2014 at 6:30 AM

      We are travelling in August 2014. Is it possible to get a train from KL to Mersing as i can only seem to find coach/bus options.

      Also do the buses/coaches from KL to Mersing provide on board toilets and air conditioning? Which company would be the best to use in this instance?

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    • What is the maximum amount of US Dollar that is allowed to exchange in Malaysia?

      Malaysia Yesterday

      I planning to do a business of buy clothes in Malaysia and then sell them in my country. Actually I aim at luxurious brands that requires a lot of RM for the funding and I tend to exchange the US dollar to Malaysian RM in Malaysia for the better Currency exchange. However I don't know how much US dollar that a foreign tourist allowed to exchange in a Malaysian Bank or licensed money changer ? I affaird that the authorities would suspect me as illegal money trader

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    • Wanting to vist Malacca in May.

      Melaka Apr 4, 2014 at 3:54 PM

      Travelling solo for a few days in KL before moving on. I am wanting to do a day trip to Malacca however its seems that one can only do a booked trip with one is travelling with some one else. The few that I found that are available for solo travellers charge triple the rate. Any ideas welcome. Thanks

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    • best hotel under Euro 125 and transport agent

      Kuala Lumpur Mar 28, 2014 at 12:44 AM

      We would like to visit to Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia. About 15 persons for 6 days. I wanna know middle rate hotel and transport service while we are in Kuala Lumpur.

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    • Trip at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

      Kota Kinabalu Apr 8, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      What do you think about facilities and pricing for Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre?

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    • Trekking pole allow as hand carry item?

      Malaysia Apr 6, 2014 at 2:41 AM

      Hello, will like to know whether trekking poles are allow on aircraft via hand carry as the poles are too long can't fit into the back pack. Please advice.

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    • Visit to Malaysis with family and Safety concerns

      Malaysia Mar 30, 2014 at 10:40 PM

      We (Indian family comprising my wife, 2 kids of 7 and 3 years of age and myself) plan to visit Malaysia from 21st May for 3 nights and 4 days. We would be first visiting Singapore and then proceed to Malaysia. Request suggestions on the following:
      a) Suitable itinerary for 3 nights, 4 days stay in Malaysia
      b) Some of my friends say Malaysia is not safe (foreign tourists often face incidents of chain snatching and loot) if you plan on your own. If so could you suggest good, reliable and cost effective tour operators within Malaysia?

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    • cheapest way to get from johor bahru to singapore expo 1,expo drive?

      Johor Bahru Mar 30, 2014 at 12:27 AM

      does anyone know any budget hotel in jb,how to get from the hotel to singapore expo..

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    • Getting from Melaka Sentral bus station to Melaka Jaya (Equatorial) by bus or coach

      Melaka Mar 24, 2014 at 7:33 PM

      I'm planning a trip to SE Asia in August (from Vancouver BC Canada).

      What's the most efficient way to get from Melaka Sentral to Melaka Jaya (Equatorial Hotel) by public transport - if any exists? It is a safe and reliable mode of transportation?

      I've been told some private bus/coach companies are able to drop off passengers (boarding from Singapore) directly at Equatorial hotel.
      What is the name of this coach line and if there is a website or phone number (in Singapore). that would be fantastic.

      Cheers, Chris

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      4 hours time in Kota Bharu, places to visit ?

      Kota Baharu Mar 24, 2014 at 7:05 PM

      We would have about 4 hours in Kota Bharu ,before our flight back to Kuala Lumpur.
      Any suggestions of places can be visited in that very short period of time ?
      Thank you..

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    • Girls getaway for 5 days

      Malaysia Mar 17, 2014 at 3:25 AM

      My friend and i are going for a camp to Melacca in April. 5 days before the camp starts, we would like to plan a small vacation... we love beaches, adventure, outdoorsy places... what would you recommend, how should we spend our 5 days in Malaysia?

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    • from Melaka to Cameron Highlands

      Pulau Langkawi Mar 17, 2014 at 11:32 PM

      On thursday the 17th of april we want to travel from our hotel in Melaka to Tanah Rata (CH).
      I understand this is the best way: taxi - ferry to penang - bus to CH.
      Who do I contact to book this day-trip for us?

      Greetings from Belgium,
      Karen

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      MELAKKA day trip

      Kuala Lumpur Apr 7, 2014 at 12:17 AM

      Please advise on reasonably priced melakka day trip from KL in june 2014.
      Satish Vatsa

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    • Malaysia in August??

      Malaysia Mar 26, 2014 at 11:31 PM

      Hi all,
      I'm travelling around South east asia for several months, during june-july-august it seems to be the rainy season around south east asia and also the high season because the europeen and north american holiday. I saw than Malaysia is the only country with no rainy season in august, but what about the high season? and do the prices are very high during the high season? like the double and more than the low season?

      Also, what do you recommend if a friend of mine come to visit me in Malaysia but she has only 2 weeks? A bit of culture, beach, snorkelling, shopping?

      And last question, Is Malaysia a safe country? Because I read a couple of bad experience and rumor about Malaysia.

      Thanks a lot for your answer!!
      Caroline

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      Travelling from Borneo to Brunei

      by edward.colaco Online Now Jan 6, 2014 at 5:29 AM

      I am planning my honeymoon to Borneo & Brunei.I would like reccomendations as to how we can travel from Borneo to Brunei and the protocols involved regarding visas (whether separate visas are required for both countries) and the modes of transport available.

      7 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 8:32 PM
    • Contact for Crystal Quest?

      by barneyx Online Now Dec 12, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      Hi
      Can anyone give me an up to date contact for Crystal Quest? I want to go to Selingan Island. I have found an email address for for Crystal Quest (from a previous post) and have tried emailing them numerous times over a 2 week period but had no reply so I'm wondering if I have the correct details.
      Thank you

      3 Answers Dec 18, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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      Borneo Honeymoon

      by daverallye Online Now Dec 1, 2013 at 12:04 PM

      Hi, we are getting married next September and looking to travel to Borneo for 2-3 weeks for our honeymoon. Would like to spend some time relaxing at the beginning to recover from all the excitement, some time with the wildlife (including some diving, and maybe kayaking), then some more time chilling at the end.
      I have looked at several companies that specialise in arranging such trips, but wondered if anyone had experience of organising themselves, and how easy/feasible this is?
      Also, any must see experiences while we're there? :)
      Thanks a lot
      Dave

      7 Answers Dec 17, 2013 at 1:11 AM
    • Cheaper alternative to rain forest lodge

      by Ruggerbugger Online Now Jul 27, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      I'm planning on spending my honeymoon in Bali, Gaya and borneo. While there a rainforest trip is a must but is there a cheaper option to Borneo rainforest lodge but will still see plenty of wild life?!?

      Thanks
      Mark

      3 Answers Jan 6, 2014 at 6:37 AM
    • natural health

      by alison35 Online Now Jul 24, 2013 at 8:59 AM

      I am travelling to borneo and wish to take herbal remedies with me is this going to cause trouble at the airport ?

      4 Answers Jul 25, 2013 at 6:05 AM
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      Books Writer/Journalist

      by JohnnyA17 Online Now Jul 19, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      I am looking for a co-writers or companion to gather photos and information regarding peoples along Kapuas River in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Travel point will be from Pontianak and estimated 10 days duration.

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      Sandakan, Sepilok and travelling

      by Minniesmind Online Now Jul 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      My friends and I are planning the following itinerary for which we need travelling and accommodation advice. We fly from Bali into Kota Kinabalu on September 21st and fly on to Kuala Lumpur on the 28th (from either KK or Sandakan??). We are looking to book a 3day/2night stay at a jungle camp at Nature Lodge Kinabatungan and would like to visit the orangutangs at Sepilok along the way. Could anyone recommend any other lodgings, activities and an itinerary with the best method of transport to make the met of this short time. Thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2013 at 4:23 PM
    • Kuching to Sabah

      by nicolajolly601 Online Now Jun 26, 2013 at 5:57 AM

      We are thinking of hiring a car for a couple of weeks to explore Malaysian Borneo. We would be driving from Kuching to Sabah, and then to Sandakam/Sepilok and if possible the Danum Valley. Does anyone have recommendations on good places to stop along the route and which are the best roads etc.? and car hire companies? We are a couple on a budget. Thanks!

      4 Answers Jun 26, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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      Lone traveller to Borneo

      by ClaireP10 Online Now May 30, 2013 at 6:26 AM

      I am thinking of heading to Borneo for 7-10day in December on my way back from the UK to New Zealand and was wondering if anyone had any advice around tour companies because I will be going on my own.I have had a wee look around but not finding 100% what im looking for. I am really interested in the diving in the islands and also and Orangutans at Sepilok, and if possible would love to do a longhouse stay. Any help/advice would be much appreciated!

      6 Answers May 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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      Itinerary for approx 10 days

      by Minniesmind Online Now May 2, 2013 at 2:34 AM

      Could anyone suggest an itinerary for Borneo which would include a visit to the orangutangs, tree top canopy walk, visit to KK National Park and POSSIBLY to climb it (not certain about that yet in our limited time frame). Also we have the possibility of going to Borneo straight from Bangkok or from somewhere in Indonesia. Could you recommend which would be the better & cheaper option? Thank you!

      3 Answers May 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM
    • 12-day trekking Borneo in july: Sarawak/Kalimantan/Sabah:who joins me?

      by maxsmit Online Now Apr 30, 2013 at 10:11 AM

      Hi all,
      I'm doing a trekking this summer on Borneo: starting from Bakalalan, crossing the border to Kalimantan and ending in Sabah (Long Pasia).

      It will start in the last week of july and end in the first week of august.

      It will be great expedition: lots of rainforest, wildlife (hopefully) and of course a guide etc. It won't be an easy trekking, but what's wrong with a challenge?

      If someone is interested, let me know!

      Thanks a lot,
      Max (NL)

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2013 at 2:08 AM
    • Safe to travel?

      by NicAbs1 Online Now Apr 4, 2013 at 5:31 AM

      I'm taking a 2 week trip to Borneo mid April and 3 nights are planned in Sandakan and Bilit. FCO advice is essential travel only but anyone recently been there or planning to still go? I'm not sure whether to change my itinerary and stay around Kota Kinabalu instead..? Opions welcome!

      3 Answers Apr 5, 2013 at 2:45 AM
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      Four weeks in Borneo on my own

      by Araeda Online Now Feb 6, 2013 at 12:48 AM

      Hi!
      This April/May I'll be travelling to Malaysian Borneo. My plans for now are a bit vague, but here is what I plan to do:
      Travel to KK (Stockholm - London - Hong Kong - KK)
      Climb Mt Kinabalu
      Take open waters certificate
      Dive at Sipadan
      Go on Uncle Tan's adventure
      Visit Danum
      Maybe visit Mulu caves and Turtle Island park
      Relax on some beach for a while
      Fly to Hong Kong for a few days, then back to good old cold Sweden

      My main concern is when to book all these things, and with which agency. This is what I've planned right now:
      Mt Kinabalu - I've heard you book well in advance, so I plan to do that ASAP. However, it's quite expensive, but since I travel alone I suppose I'll take it. I plan to go with Downbelow.
      Diving - Dive Downbelow.
      Sipadan - Dive Downbelow or Scuba Junkie. This I've also heard that you should book quite early, but how early is that?
      Danum - the Rainforest Lodge, but it's really expensive. Is there any cheaper alternative?
      Turtel island park - Crystal Quest. Is this also a place you should book months in advance?
      Relaxing at a cosy island - no idea. Sibuan island perhaps, but I don't know how to get there.

      Does this seem like a good idea? This is my first time travelling on my own, so I'm quite unexperienced when it comes to planning a trip.

      Is there anything else I should do or have in mind while I'm there?

      About me and this trip: I'm an 18-year old student from Sweden, on a gap year before starting my university studies. I'm not much for partying; my main goal for this trip is to experience the nature of Borneo, and to simply relax for a while. While I like nature, I also like big cities. My plan is to visit Borneo for about 4 weeks, and my budget is around7000 (with flights). The flights to and from Sweden are about600 for a one way ticket.

      On person said that I shouldn't go to Malaysian Borneo, since it's mainly for couples. However, it does look beautiful and easier for tourists than Indonesian Borneo. What do you think?

      I'm really grateful for all the help I can get :)

      6 Answers Mar 7, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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      Borneo and Bali in one trip - is that possible.

      by prakpar Online Now Jan 10, 2013 at 8:11 AM

      I plan to travel to Borneo in the last week of May. Was thinking if I could also go to Bali after the Borneo stint. I will be travelling from Mumbai, India. Is there convenient flight connection from Borneo to Bali.

      3 Answers Mar 7, 2013 at 7:52 PM
    • Camping Gear

      by meabhmca Online Now Oct 9, 2012 at 3:03 AM

      I'm traveling to Borneo and staying in a jungle camp. I need to get a light silk sleeping bag and mosquito net. Will I be able to find these easily in Borneo? Any camping/outdoor gear shops? I will be flying in to Kota Kinabalu so I have a day there. Any information would be great. The more specific the better!

      3 Answers May 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM
    • travelling from Semporna to Sandakan during the nigth by taxi

      by serossi Online Now Jul 31, 2012 at 11:00 PM

      Hi, I will need to go from Semporna to Sandakan by car as I can't flight because of the diving therefore I arranged a taxi with a travel agency. I can't leave Semporna before 17.30 as on the same day I'm diving and I need to be in Sandakan the day after for a tour already booked. The agency at the beginning told me it would have been too dangerous to travel at night but then they said me it's ok to do it. Do you think that for the taxi driver is cool to drive that road during the night? Has anyone done it already? Thanks!

      4 Answers Feb 18, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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      Has anyone helped the Orphaned Orangatanges?

      by Kodi01 Online Now Jul 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      Has anyone helped the Orphaned Orangatanges?

      3 Answers Jul 31, 2012 at 3:04 AM
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      Our first trip to Borneo (Malaysia)

      by Jesper Online Now Jun 30, 2012 at 2:43 AM

      Hi. I need some help please :-) We are traveling in February with our 12 years son. We have 18 days and we have the tickets to / from Singapore. So we can fly with Air Asia to Kuching or Kota Kinabalu.
      With 18 days do we have to spend our time in Sarawak or Sabah? Or both ? we can fly in to one city and back from another, and take a cheap flight from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu. We want to see the rain forest, go to an island for swimming / relax go diving and see the orangutans. Thank you.

      9 Answers Jun 30, 2012 at 8:56 AM
    • Kudat to Kota Kinabalu

      by Borisborough Online Now Jun 18, 2012 at 2:08 AM

      Can anyone please tell me if it is easy to get transport early in the morning from Kudat to Kota Kinabalu? We have a plane leaving KK at 13:40 and we know that Kudat is about three hours drive away. We're hoping to get a bus at around 07:00 or 08:00 to get us to KK airport in ample time for our plane. Thanks.

      2 Answers Jul 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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      A week in Borneo

      by nattybabe Online Now Jun 7, 2012 at 3:18 AM

      Hi all,

      My dad would like to climb Mt Kinabalu so I said I'd go with him in December. We would have a week in Borneo but we are unsure about what to do with it.

      The climb will take 2 days, 1 day getting over an overnight flight and then we want to see the Oragutans and I would ideally like to dive if possible (dad doesn't dive but he'd snorkel)

      Do we need to fly to Sandakan or are there alernatives closer to Kota Kinabalu where we can do these things? I see that Air Asia has reasonable (ish) flights so I guess money isn't the issue here.

      Any advice?

      Thanks!

      7 Answers Jun 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM
    • Seven Days in Borneo

      by denommr Online Now Apr 6, 2012 at 10:13 PM

      Hi,
      We are a middle aged couple who will be traveling to Borneo for
      7 days starting April 8th. So far, we have only our first 2 nights booked in KK.
      We would like to see some wildlife - proboscis monkeys, orangutans etc. We would also like to do
      some snorkeling and a jungle cruise. Would flying over to Sandakan be a viable option or would we be just as well to stay in and around KK? ( we have our flight back to BKK booked from KK on Sunday April 15 th.) We would welcome any suggestions for a seven day itinerary.
      We look forward to your suggestions.
      Thank you.

      5 Answers Apr 7, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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      Dangerous Fauna or Flora in Borneo?

      by Sinosphere Online Now Feb 15, 2012 at 9:56 AM

      Hi,

      We will visit Borneo in 1 week and I'd like to know what kind of dangerous species we can find over there:

      - Fauna: Snakes and spiders mainly, but insects, scorpions, caterpillars, etc.
      - Flora: Dangerously stinging plants leaves and stems.

      Thank you
      +++

      19 Answers Feb 4, 2014 at 2:47 AM
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      Best Islands to stay

      by poepat Online Now Aug 4, 2011 at 4:40 AM

      Hi all, still putting the finishing touches to our 2012 holidays in March. We will be in Borneo late February 2012 and are considering visiting the islands around Sipidan and staying on one of them for a couple of nights. We want to experience pristine white sand beaches, good snorkelling (no diving lthough we understand this area to be the finest in the worl, and good dining at the chosen resort. The Islands we are looking at are Mabul,,,Mataking,,,,,Kapalai,,,,and Pom Pom,
      Any comments on these islands or other suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
      We will be staying at Tawau for a couple of nights before going to the Islands.
      OR
      are there any better islands to visit but not from Kota Kinabalu as we visited there earlier this year.....
      Many thanks for your help
      POEPAT

      3 Answers Oct 11, 2011 at 12:35 PM
    • communication options

      by ashfishbone Online Now Jul 31, 2011 at 7:13 PM

      Hi

      Can anyone advice me about communication options in the main towns in Borneo and Brunei? Are there many internet cafes? Is Wi-fi available? does a smart phone work?

      thanks

      2 Answers Aug 1, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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      Assorted Questions About Traveling in Borneo

      by rmdw Online Now Jul 12, 2011 at 10:26 AM

      A good friend of mine is over in Asia right now and about to fly to Borneo. She's somewhat overwhelmed with what to do there so I offered to post a number of her questions to my knowledgeable friends here on VT. If you can answer any of these questions, it would be much appreciated:

      1) We are going to fly into Kuching on July 14th. We donĀ“t really have a plan and are overwhelmed with the "tours" ... Of course we would love to do a jungle tour. But we are not sure if it is necessary to book those in advance or if we can just find travel agencies in Kuching and book right in the office?

      2) We are budget travelers and still hope to get the best out of our budget. In light of that, what suggestions do you have?

      3) Our "research" found you have to fly from city to city. It seems hard to get around there. Is that true?

      4) How would you recommend organizing our 2 weeks in Sarawak?

      5) Where are the nice and cheap beaches to stay? Perhaps typical 'pole houses' on the water?

      5 Answers Jul 14, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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      Voluntary work

      by naomixxx Online Now Jun 23, 2011 at 10:53 PM

      Just wondered if anyone knew any wildlife centres in Sandakan or Kinabalu where i could do a bit of voluntary work with orangutans or turtles i have limited time so just want to do a few days somewhere, and wondered if anywhere would let you do this. Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Jun 24, 2011 at 9:22 PM
    • Safety in Borneo

      by karya2009 Online Now Apr 13, 2011 at 10:41 AM

      Hi All,

      My husband and I are considering the Sabah region of Borneo for 1 week, but I am reading concerning safety warnings online regarding armed robbery, violent crimes and kidnapping - targeted at Western travelers. We would love to visit this island and experience all the wildlife areas, but safety is a concern.

      I would appreciate input from anyone that has been there and spent time in this area. Are there specific areas to avoid? Are we safer if we book a private tour with private driver, etc?

      Thank you!

      6 Answers Oct 11, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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      Renting a car in Sabah Borneo.

      by Kyle-Taiwan Online Now Jan 16, 2011 at 7:57 AM

      we (2 people) are in Borneo from January 29 (arrive in morning) and leave on Feb 6 noonish.

      looking at flights, there is a lot of wasted time in airports, and hopping from town to town via plane is a poor way to se ethign si find. We really want to get out there and see stuff, stopping along the road etc.

      So we are thinking about renting a car/jeep whatever for the whole time and making a loop from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, down to Tawao...and woops looking at a map no loop, so there turn back. We will be stopping at turtle islands which takes away 2 days.

      What we are really wondering is road conditions. We have traveled some places where roads are really just trails and didnt turn out so great, but are there drivable roads around Sabah? about how many hours is it from say Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan by car? Some maps i see say there is a circle route around Sabah, others dont show it.
      And do you think a loop with a 2 day stop on turtle islands can be done in 8 days?

      9 Answers Jan 18, 2011 at 4:04 PM
    • Borneo with kids

      by wonderwhere Online Now May 24, 2010 at 12:27 PM

      We (my husband and I) would like to take a trip to Borneo with our 5 year old son in December for two weeks. I am a bit worried about food, since he has extreme allergy to nuts. Can anyone offer any insights since this would be the first time for us taking him to SEA. Also, would you recommend just flights or flights with hotel prebooked? My husband and I like the freedom to chose, however, this would be the first time adventure travel with the kid and not sure what would be better. We'd like to visit a lot of places suggested, orangutan reserve, trip down the river, jungle cruise....could they all be day trips? We are coming from LAX. Any info much appreciated. Thank you in advance!

      10 Answers Jun 10, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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      HELP!!!!! Rookie travelers!

      by janethefrog Online Now Apr 2, 2010 at 4:05 AM

      My partner & I are hoping to travel to Borneo from the UK (probably Sabah) but it will have to be during peak UK travel season as I am a teacher.

      Can anyone help us as to where to start planning as we don't want to get any more ripped off than absolutely necessary.
      We usually do the self management thing, but it would be OK to have everything done for us and to book a bog standard package with a few days spare for our own choices.
      We only have about three weeks (just under to get there and back as well as the holiday, so the itinerary would need to be quite tight.

      Any of you experienced travelers got your usual jewels of advice to help us on our way?
      Jane.

      5 Answers Apr 2, 2010 at 11:13 PM