I'm currently in Kota Kinabalu, I came here for some island/beach action. Its raining and forecast to carry on for a while didnt check. I'm approaching the end of my trip and I just want to lounge around on beaches and party in the evenings. I've stayed in mostly Thailand and never touched the north like Cambodia.
I have to fly back on the 23rd of May at the latest, I have no flight booked, I ideally want to fly back to London from Bangkok or Singapore.
Where are the awesome beaches and good night life?
What you guys reckon ?
Hi all...my friends and I planning to go to Bali this coming October for 3 days 2 night. can you guys suggest any budget and safe place to stay? there will be 9 of us fly from Kota Kinabalu...
What sort of price should I be prepared to pay for a taxi from KK to Nexus resort?
Hi all, I'm just found out that the hotel we're staying in in KK does not enforce the NYE dinner as I first thought. Do you have any suggestions as to what we should do? It will be me and my dad (62 and 32) and we won't want to go and get"£^ but will want to drink and have fun, perhaps dinner. Should we just stay at the hotel (Magellan Sutera) who are hosting dinners, or go somewhere else? Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks! Natalie
Hi, friends.. I am going to KK for 3D/3N only in this Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2012. Would need help on the most suitable itineary for such short time (in details if possible). Kindly point out the main attraction / spot and the 'must do' or 'must try - food' in KK. I supposed to be traveling with a friend but ended up going alone; it is safe for female to travel alone in KK, right? Also, any recommendation on where to stay? Affordable place but nice and easily accessible? I would really love to be able to stroll around on foot if possible. Thank you very much & cheers..! ERY
Hi, anyone know if it's more worth it to book tour package on net behorehand or more suitable to buy package in the centre while we're at KK? Besides, what's the taxi rate from kkia to jesselton point? If I book room at gayana eco resort, where should I head to when I reach jesselton point? Thank you!
Any suggestions for evening meals in KK? Advice welcome, cheers, J
Hi, We are in Kota Kinabalu in July and are doing mount trekking tour, and have a few days. Any suggestions what other tours or other activities we can join ? Thanks
Hi, I'm a student visiting KK, Sabha, for a week this month. I want to know how much one needs for food per day. I would prefer the cheapest option, but definitely of reasonable quality? Fast food joints and roadside shops are my favorites. But, I've never been to this part of the world. So, I could use some advice. Would 5-10 dollars be enough for a day for food alone?
I am travelling from England to Malaysia, where is the best place to change up my currency into Ringgit? Does anybpdy know somewhere where they don't charge any extra commision to exchange the money and they only give you the money you put in to change up?
We will be staying in KK for several days in June/July & have given up on the overnight climb up Mount Kinabalu as it seems to need to be booked months in advance as well as sounding very pricey. Would walks in and around the Park as day trips from KK be feasible? Either busing it or possibly renting a car? Or would we be better off, does anyone think, staying over night for a night or two nearer the Park for walking & trekking? Advice welcome. J
Im planning to go in KK this coming May I want to stay in resort? Is it possible, any suggestion? any itinerary can you suggest for 4D/3N stay.. thanks
Hi all, I'm due to fly in few days to KK, I was wandering if could I have the chance to get into a tour operator agency and have the possibility to join a climbing group going to Mt Kinabalu no more than 2 days after. Anyone experienced this sort of booking? I had a look at Sutera website but seems obviously fully booked and I didn't plan to be in Borneo so early.. Roberto
hey there! i was wondering if you can advise on transport options to kinabalu park hq if we arrive at the airport in the evening. we are hoping for public transport as we need to keep cost down. any advise will be greatly appreciated!
We are trying to make the booking for 2d/1n but it is fully booked. Is there a one day trip package to the summit of mt Kinabalu? Which means we hike up to the summit and come down on the same day. Pls advise and have a great day everyone !!!!
Borneo Global Backpackers or North Borneo Cabin??? which one is strategically located??
anyone have done this, please advise.
we are planning to climb mt kinabalu on this coming mid may. any rangers/tour guide to recommend? any VT have done that before, pls advise...... thanks a lot
we'll be in KK by sept 2012, but we also want to go to bangkok , cambodia and hanoi but we only have 6 days. Whats the best way and options to travel to these cities , how long and how much will it cost. thanks
This year I am planning a trip to Borneo with my family. We will travel for 3 weeks - 2 weeks backpacking and last week we plan to relax on the beaches near KK and eventually visit some places good for the kids (my girl is 8). For sure we will not just sunbath, but we want to take a rent-a-car and drive around to explore this part of Sabah. I would appreciate some advises where to go, what to see. any recommendation for reasonably priced beach hotel? thanks jure
im a solo female traveller visiting kota kinabalu for about 8 days in january.im hoping that someone can give me some guidance as to how im suppose to set my itinerary.ive been going through all of the travel tip pages and i still cant organize my days;PLEASE HELP! i would like to be able to visit the following places:kinabalu park, poring hot spring(canopy walk trek); orangutan viewing at shangria resort,tunku abdul rahman islands for a few hours of snorkelling;kota kinabalu city, signal hill, lok kawi park and the green connection.how reliablle is public transportation?any reliable tourist company(i was scammed in vietnam and i pray to god it doesnt happen again!!!)???would it be better to stay within kota kinabalu city center or somewhere closer to the parks?thanks so much-any input will be appreciated!!!!:)))))
Hi, I currently live in Palawan Philippines looking for the right place to live. It is not quite the right place and a few people have suggested Kota Kinabalu. Not too busy, clean, lots to see and do, great beaches, friendly people etc. I have managed to find out costs such as food and transport are cheap. I know beer is not as cheap as other asian countries but that is ok. What I need some help with is the rental cost for a concrete small house with 1 or 2 bedrooms. It does not need to be right in the city centre (But not too far away) but I do want to live in a safe area. I am not interested in an apartment as I like to have a small garden I can sit in. Then based upon this cost I can decide if I fly there or not. I have heard some people say it is cheap but being a modern city I thought it might be expensive (Compared to where I stay now). Thanks in advance for anyone who can give me a few ideas :) David
Hi, Im planning to stay in the Novotel Kota Kinabalu 1borneo in January 2011. I'm not from the area & I was just wondering is is far from the hotel Shangri-LA's - Tanjung Aru? Many thanks Dee :-)
Would you stay at the Rasa Ria which looks a fair way out of town or the Tanjung Aru hotel.. We are just looking for a lazy holiday with a couple of tours over a 9 to 10 day period..
Hi, just putting finishing touches to 2012 hols. We are staying at Rasa Ria hotel for four days (thats my treat for the wife as we will be roughing it for the rest of the hol). Has anyone stayed at that Hotel and is there anything in the surrounding areas ie small village or town within walking distance Does anyone know how much it will cost for taxi from KK airport to the hotel. Many thanks for your help and all VT'ers replying to or many other postings for various locations within Asia poepat
Can anyone give suggestions as to what 6 older Aussies should see and how to go about it for this short period of time? We would prefer not to use the tours organised by the cruise company as they are overpriced. If there is a tour guide available who can give us a quote for their time and itinerary it would greatly be appreciated. Am late in asking as we leave Australia on 21st September, 2011 and arrive in KK 3rd October, 2011 @ 0700 hours and depart @ 1700 hours. Your prompt reply will be most appreciated. Thanks from this Aussie traveller, Cathy King
My wife and I are going to go to KK in Jan. or Feb. and were trying to find a cheap place to stay. We dont mind roughing it as long as there is good diving near by with a good beach. Hotels, little bungalows with no electricity, whatever. Any good tips or ideas would be great!! Thanks.
Hi all, I will be staying in the Mt Kinabalu Heritage Resort during September. If I don't want to eat at the hotel, is there any nearby places that we can have our breakfast and dinner? How's about Kundasang town, is it far away from our hotel? By the way, will it be very crowded during the public holidays? Thanks.
Hi! My friends and I booked a trip to KK this coming August 14-17, but all of them won't be able to make it so I have to go there by myself. > What activities can you suggest for me? > Where's the best restaurant I can go to for Malaysian food? > How far is Kinabalu National Park and Setilok Orangutan Sanctuary? > And most importantly, how much do you think I will be spending for my 3 days stay in KK, especially that I'll be touring around alone? THanks! :)
Hi guys, This coming September I will travel for my holiday but will come to KK for a connection flight. My flight will arrive at KK International Airport (T2) at around 8pm and the connection flight at around 6am the next morning. i have read some travel blogs and google around, then decided to stay overnight in the airport... any idea what i can do between this time? any near by place to visit? really appreciate for your help~ Karl.