Is the ferry service to Zamboanga still in operation?
hai, i come from kedah and plan to have a trip to kota kinabalu with my friends for four days three nights. it is our first time travel to sabah. so we quite confuse which places should visit. is there any recommendation for me regardless my trip??? something like places to visit, foods to haunt and hotel to overnight. bcoz sabah is quite a big state so i just plan to visit places near to kota kinabalu which will not take too much of my times and one of the islands. your opinions and suggestion is appreciated....thanks in advance
Is there any size or weight limit for the luggage to be stored at the Park Reception? Is it FOC (Free)?
Can't find any accommodation on the net for July 20 , tomorrow.
Is there any walk in accommodation on the island.
Feeling pretty desperate just now.
can anyone give me any feedback on the steam train ride. is it worth doing as a tour or book privately?
and is the atmosphere worth it/ or is it just an overrated train ride?
thanks sorry I have been googling Malaysia island to death and it is all a bit overwhelming just now.
hi we are family of 4, 2 of us can scuba 2 of us snorkle.
day trips seem to be around $160.
my question is can you get it cheaper by getting own transport to island and hiring gear when you get there.
I and my partner will travel to Sipadan and stay on the Mabul island for 5 nights and Sandakan for 4 nights in July. After read all the warning from official website, it does worry me a bit. Could any one advice me on this please? Thanks for your time. :-)
Is it safe to go Tawau now as I read some negative news on their security. My friend also told me that there's a lot of kidnapping and tourist being shot there. Can someone who went there recently advice on this?
My partner and I are planning on a non-summit hike to Mt. Kinabalu this June 2014. From what I gathered it is cheaper if we go along with a larger group of people? Are there anyone else planning for such trip? Maybe my hubby and I could tag along. Thanks! email@example.com
My family of three plan to take a 4D/3N trip to Kota Kinabalu.
My tentative plan is as follows:-
D1: tour in Kota Kinabalu (KK) with the first night inKK.
D2 We will depart for Kundasang area by hired car, touring most of the interesting spots during the to/ fro journey between KK and Kundasang. We will put up a night in a resort hotel ( Melisau) at the foot hill of Mount Kinabalu.
From my study of the Sabah map,
One can take any of the following routes:--
(1) Leave KK to Kundasang via Tuaran by Route A1 and A4, reaching Kundasang.
Night at Kundasang area.
On Day 3, go towards Ranau by Route SA3.Thereafter go back to KK , via Tambunan by route SA3.
This is a sort of 'Clockwise ' route.
The question is : is is worth the while to take the return route (to KK ) by way of Tambunan?
it willl be better to take the route in an 'Anti-clockwise' way that leaving KK via Tambunan to Ranau and next reach Kundasang, and finally return to KK via Tuaran.
It is better just go to Kundasang ( and Ranau ) , and on the 3rd day, return to KK via Tuaran?
I am not familiar with Sabah area, while I understand that in the Kundasang/ Ranou area. the interesting tourist spots are"--
Kundasang War Memorial
Sabah Tea Garden
Poring Hot Spring
Kinabalu Park, and nay other food spots (?)
i will leave for Kundasang (Melisau Resort) on D2 morning, and will return to KK on the evening of D3.
Can some good souls please give me a short lesson on KK/Kundasanf geography, with suggested literary , so that my trip to this area will not incur too many unnecessary 'U turns"
Many thanks for the anticipated helps and tips
I am looking for all sorts of info online but can't get a solid recommendation for dinner (Seafood) and breakfast.
I heard of Restaurant 101 but is that good? or any other suggestion?
Any good breakfast at Tawau airport and how much taxi fare cost to town?
hello! me & my friends are going to kinabalu for 3 nights & 2days. I'm wondering if what can we do & where to go in 2 days trip to Kota Kinablu.
Looking for sincere travel partner for April 2015. anyone? ;)
What is a good inexpensive hotel with safe and pool near the drop off point in KK?
What do you think about facilities and pricing for Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre?
We would like to spend some time in KK (5 days) and would like to do some day trips away from KK. This is my ideas:
- we dont want to join any group tours
- we would like to rent a car (we are 4 persons), but cant drive (left side driving), so driver (guide drive is essential)
Places to be visited (my suggestions):
- some nice rural rice paddies (I dont expect rice terraces)
- Monsopiad Cultural Village
- Kinarut megalith statue (there should be more of them around) - I dont know possition
- Beaufort to Tenom railway (and back, I assume car cant get through and should go around)
- Rafflesia Forest Reserve Centre - worth to visit it?
- Mahua waterfalls - worth to visit it?
- Mengkabong and/or Panimbawan villages
- Kudat penninsula (Rungus Longhouses, gong village, tip of Borneo) - is it safe area?
We dont want to climb Mt. Kinabalu. Before Sabah we spent 10 days in Sarawak doing Rajang river cruise, Bako Ntl. park and Niah Ntl. Park so we would omit further jungle treks in Sabah.
It is possible to stay overnight somewhere on the way, we are OK with very simple comfort (we dont expect hot water shower in a village).
How does it sound? Any recommendation (nice valleys, photogenic scenes ...)?
Thanks a lot!
I have actually plan for my family trip in KK with a group of 10 people, half of them aged above 50 and half of them are my cousins.
We are going to stay at Marina Court (heard this would be the best option to accomodate big group with the apartment), and we plan to rent a van that can fit 10 of us, be if with driver or my uncle can take the ride.
Please see if my itinerary works with the consideration of timing and the for the eldery. They are 1st time in KK (except me)
- Arrive in the evening 5pm
- Plan to get the van and rent for my entire travelling day (until Day 4 12pm)
Q: worth it? or other best alternatives?
- Dinner at Gaya street/ Damai Plaza/ places nearby
- Rumah Terbalik
- Mount Kinabalu Park
- Poring Hot Spring
- Desa Dairy Farm - Kundasang
Q: Feasible to do so, is that too rush? and worth for travel that far again the next day?
- Kudat_Rungus Longhouse
Q: How far is this from town?
- Sepilok Orang Utan/ Zoo?
- Seafood dinner @ Gayang
Q: is that along the way for Day 3? Or shd it be at Day 2 instead?
- Philipino Market in the morning?
- Check out at 10am
Question: the elderly are looking for frozen kind of sea/ seafood product (fish, dried scallop etc) , any place recommended for that with reasonable price?
i will be flying into KK in may for 12 days (Solo) and wondering if i should base myself there for the duration and do day trips around or break it up between other destinations. I want to do a combination of beach, relax, trek and wildlife and adventure. any suggestions would be much appreciated. i was thinking of staying in hostels so i could meet people and perhaps join up on some activities.
Hi, I'm planning to visit Sipadan and several other islands around it this December for three or four days, but the accommodation in these islands are out of my budget. Is it alright to stay in Semporna, take a boat ride to and back from those islands throughout my stay? Or do you have any other suggestions? My budget is around RM150-RM300 per night.
Got air ticket to KK in mid July this year, and plan to spend my time, at least 3-4 days, exploring the wildlife park in Kinatabangan,
May I ask for any travel advise on how best to visit and do the trip?
Thanks fellow travellers!
Is it necessary to book a tour to Kinatabangan prior to
arrival in Sukao or is it better to take the bus from KK
to Sandakan, take the boat to Sukao and book cruises
and trips with the lodge where you can stay in Sukao?
Is it necessary to book the bed first before arriving?
I have 2 more day at Kinabula City after conquering the Mt KK. Where can I go for sightseeing? It's a Sat & Sun. Flying off on Monday.
Any 2d1n island stay & relax?
Can you buy leech socks here
Is it good to carry an android tablet in Kota kinabalu? If so, do I need a condenser and an out let attachment since I'm coming from the US. Can buy them there?
i had read about one day climb in some article,but i wonder is that any bus from kota kinabalu to mount kinabalu at 4am and return at 5pm.
We are planning a trip to Sabah and we'll be reaching Sandakan airport at 1230 on 20th January according to the flight schedule. We are planning to board the 2 P.M. bus to Semporna, stay overnight and do a discovery dive in Mabul/Sibuan on 21st. I feel we might be cutting it close if there's any delay in the flight or some other problems and we are not able to board the 2 P.M. bus. What would be the alternatives to reach Semporna if we do miss the 2 P.M. bus. How much would taxis charge, for the four of us, from Sandakan to Semporna ?
Assuming everything goes according to plan and we finish our dives on 21st, would it be possible to take an overnight taxi or bus if there's any to Kinabatangan, do a morning cruise and return to Sandakan? Our flight from Sandakan airport, back to Kuala Lampur, is at 2040 on 22nd Jan.
Also, is it worth all this to do a discovery dive at Mabul. I've heard it's great but if it isn't worth all the hype, then we can just plan to go to the Kinabatangan, Sepilok and the Rainforest Discovery Centre instead.
Any help would be appreciated. And thanks in advance :)
Do I need a car to go to the Poring Hot Spring, Kundasang Market and the War Memorial Garden?
I find that much of the food in mid/high-end eateries in KK are pre-processed or industrial produce or comes out of a can. Where do I find freshly made-from-scratch food from traditional agriculture in KK or nearby?
I am prepared to pay a premium for such more healthy fare. Wouldn't you?
I am planning to go to Semporna from 27Dec2013 to 31Dec2013.
I plan to go to Sipadan.
Is there a trip to Sipadan during 27 to 31Decmber2013.
And is it safe to travel during this season.