Hi! I am writing a few articles about Kota Kinabalu and I will travel there in January. Anyone who knows special, interesting or nice companies, places or people I should visit? Thanks!
We like to eat locally when travelling. Can we bring beer and wine to local restarants and if licensed are the prices of beer and wine western?
I am aware that some are Muslim so no alcohol applies bt what about the Chinese Malay and Indian restauranta?
We are a couple in early 50s and like local travel experiences.
Wanted: 3-4 star clean hotel. Must have nice pool and breakfast and within walking distance of local eateries.
Not Wanted: 5 star western luxury, shopping malls and western restarants
Something like Grand Margherita Kuching
So, I will be staying in Seafest hotel for 4 days and 3 nights. What is there to do around there? How do I commute from Kota Kinabalu airport to the hotel? How long will it take? What kind of transportation arrangements should I make?
My husband and I are staying at the Hyatt Hotel in KK over New Year and want to know what celebrations will be happening and can we book in for a special dinner somewhere?
I read that this was a good place to eat outside Sandakan. Does anyone have any comments or suggestions about this restaurant?
We have just arrived in KK and are looking to hire a car for around 3 days (without a driver).
Although we have seen plenty of agencies and car hire companies, I was hoping for a recommendation from someone that has actually used a rental company and was happy with the service and cost. (We have run into issues such as being overcharged for petrol or hugely inflated prices to repair scratches that were there in the first place or made by another person/car when the vehicle was parked.)
Many thanks in advance.
Is there a public boat to the island? How is the address of the lodge for request / booking?
Some time ago I read a blog about a restaurant a short taxi ride outside of Sandakan. I cannot remember the name but the outside looked like a barrel or drum. It had a western menu and was reported to be very good. Anyone know what this restaurant is?
which is the best way to travel...rent car with driver or drive by our own?
Planning a visit for July 2014.
any major problem with time of year to climb, eg trips cancelled because blah blah blah,
where do I start? does one need to prebook if so how.
any tips on tour guides and ways to avoid inflated tourist prices.
we plan for 3 weeks in Sabah so any tips on must see and best way to go about it are gratefully read.
Look forward to hearing replys.
Hi, we are planning a trip to Pulau Mabul with a 6Y in May. It'll be a 4D3N holiday. Any recommendation which resort we should stay and activities please? Thx
I will not be making reservations but arriving Saturday morning by bus from KK airport. What's my best bet for a CLEAN, QUIET cheap room for two that is relatively safe without bedbugs, roaches, etc and reasonably accomodating staff?
Arriving midnight, where can I exchange dollars for Ringgitt? I hate using atms, but will do in an emergency, Are there reliable atm machines cirrus that connect to usa banks without big service charges at airport?
What activities can the tourists participate with the local natives?
Hi , im travelling alone to KK next week. can anyone acompany me? do any single travellers around there?
Please reply soon.
Does anyone know what's the cheapest way to go to Gulisan Island from Sandakan? We will be visiting in mid September this year, but the day trip that people quote us is too expensive.... we're looking for reasonable boat price from sandakan jetty to gulisan
Are there motorbike rentals in kota kinabalu as they do in Hanoi? It might be the better solution to trek up mt. kinabalu without prior reservation.
I wish to find a tour guide for my kk trip for 2 days 1 night at Kundasang. Any recommended tour guide here?
What you should do when you are inexperience to handle strong current while diving at Sipadan?
Dear all, since some of your tips were posted years ago, I would like to seek for the latest info with regards to the cheap transportation means from KK airport to KK Park. I will be arriving at KK Airport around 330pm. Thank you.
Got 5 days in Kota Kinabalu 2nd week of August. What should I do ? Is it possible to trek up Mt. Kinabalu? How do i go about it?
Hi guys I am posting these up in our various honeymoon locations Singapore,KK,KL and Langkawi so if you can help out on any of the others feel free to pop over and answer away.
Myself and partner (wife when travelling) are trying to plan an itinerary and want to find out about the kinda of stuff that isn't in the tour guides (markets festivals etc.) as well as your personal recommendations.
In KK we will be staying in the Tajung Aru 22nd - early morning 26th. Any recommendations for these dates please help out.
Cheers and thank-you in advance!
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?
I have a group of 6 we're wanting to do self drive kk to kudat and stay in a longhouse before get to kudat. Can only find info for packages/ tours. Can anyone advise me how to book for just the accom as read its from rm18pp.
I am travelling to Penang on a business trip the first two weeks in Jan and unfortunately I only have one weekend free. Although I would love to explore Borneo, given the time I would like to atleast see Sepilok and Labuk Sanctuary. Is this too aggressive, flying in from Penang on Friday, and leaving on Sunday?
Hello, my family is going to Malaysia in January. We are family of 7.
1. I'd like to know if there is a direct bus or van from KK airport to Ranau(Mount kinabalu heritage resort). I know that there are some buses from KK, but not sure about the ones from KK airport.
2. Anybody knows where exactly sabah tea garden is in Ranau?
We're going to move from Mount kinabalu heritage resort to sabah tea garden. Both are in Ranau. How can I go from the resort to the garden? Are there any local buses? We don't want to take a taxi.
Thank you for reading.
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?