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    • Travel partners?

      Kota Kinabalu 2 hours ago

      Looking for sincere travel partner for April 2015. anyone? ;)

      1 Answer 1 hours ago
    • drop off point of Sipitang express bus in kota kinabalu

      Kota Kinabalu Apr 18, 2014 at 2:06 AM

      What is a good inexpensive hotel with safe and pool near the drop off point in KK?

    • 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?

      5 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 5:49 AM
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      Day trips from KK

      Kota Kinabalu Mar 13, 2014 at 7:41 AM


      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!


      3 Answers Mar 24, 2014 at 9:55 PM
    • 4D3N Itinerary (Family trip, a group of 10 pax)

      Kota Kinabalu Mar 11, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      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)

      Day 1:
      - 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

      Day 2:
      - 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?

      Day 3:
      - 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?

      Day 4:
      - 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?

      Thanks alot!

      8 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 11:07 PM
    • 12 Days in and around KK?

      Kota Kinabalu Mar 7, 2014 at 11:07 PM


      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.

      9 Answers Mar 13, 2014 at 12:44 AM
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      Pulau Sipadan Feb 24, 2014 at 5:53 AM

      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.

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Feb 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM
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      Sukao, Kinatabangan in July

      Sukau Feb 13, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      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!

      2 Answers Feb 14, 2014 at 6:16 AM
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      Enjoying Kinatabangan

      Sukau Feb 13, 2014 at 3:23 AM

      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?

      Many thanks

      2 Answers Feb 14, 2014 at 6:15 AM
    • Kinabula Sightseeing

      Kota Kinabalu Feb 12, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      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?

      9 Answers Feb 13, 2014 at 12:40 PM
    • Leech socks

      Sandakan Feb 11, 2014 at 9:44 PM

      Can you buy leech socks here

      6 Answers Feb 24, 2014 at 3:18 AM
    • electrical outlet

      Kota Kinabalu Jan 25, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      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?

      1 Answer Jan 25, 2014 at 1:09 PM
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      mount kinabalu one day climb

      Kota Kinabalu Jan 10, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      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.

      4 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 7:34 AM
    • Help planning the Sandakan leg of our journey

      State of Sabah Jan 5, 2014 at 10:05 PM


      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 :)

      4 Answers Jan 7, 2014 at 3:55 AM
    • Getting around in Kundasang

      Ranau Dec 29, 2013 at 8:01 AM

      Do I need a car to go to the Poring Hot Spring, Kundasang Market and the War Memorial Garden?

      2 Answers Dec 30, 2013 at 12:37 AM
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      Delicious wholesome food KK & nearby

      Kota Kinabalu Dec 27, 2013 at 1:36 AM

      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?

      3 Answers Dec 29, 2013 at 5:38 AM
    • December 2013 travel to Sipadan.

      Pulau Sipadan Dec 16, 2013 at 7:30 AM

      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.
      thank you.
      ...ahmad ali

      1 Answer Dec 16, 2013 at 8:29 AM
    • Article for Dutch media

      Kota Kinabalu Dec 4, 2013 at 5:36 AM

      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!

      2 Answers Dec 27, 2013 at 1:06 AM
    • Local eateries and alcohol

      Kota Kinabalu Dec 1, 2013 at 6:11 PM


      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?



      6 Answers Dec 27, 2013 at 1:12 AM
    • KK Accomodation for week in Aug 2014

      Kota Kinabalu Dec 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM

      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

      Many thanks

      2 Answers Dec 27, 2013 at 1:16 AM
    • Location and Surrounding Activities

      Pulau Sipadan Nov 24, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      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?

      4 Answers Nov 24, 2013 at 11:43 PM
    • NYE 2013 in Kota Kinabalu

      Kota Kinabalu Nov 24, 2013 at 2:09 AM

      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?

    • Classic Hours Cafe & Dining

      Sandakan Nov 6, 2013 at 10:39 AM

      I read that this was a good place to eat outside Sandakan. Does anyone have any comments or suggestions about this restaurant?

      2 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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      Car Hire - Which Company to use?

      Kota Kinabalu Oct 31, 2013 at 7:35 AM

      Hi all,

      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.


      1 Answer Oct 31, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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      Transfer and accommodaton on Pulau Libaran

      Pulau Libaran Oct 24, 2013 at 8:19 AM

      Is there a public boat to the island? How is the address of the lodge for request / booking?

      1 Answer Oct 25, 2013 at 4:53 AM
    • Restaurant outside of Sandakan

      Sandakan Oct 13, 2013 at 7:57 AM

      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?

      3 Answers Nov 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM
    • how to travel

      Kota Kinabalu Sep 30, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      which is the best way to car with driver or drive by our own?

      7 Answers Oct 17, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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      Mt Kota Kinabalu mountain trek

      Kota Kinabalu Sep 22, 2013 at 1:55 AM

      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.

      5 Answers Oct 17, 2013 at 9:56 AM
    • Pulau Mabul with child

      Pulau Mabul Sep 16, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      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

      2 Answers Oct 8, 2013 at 7:25 PM
    • Clean, quiet, safe possible for under 65 MYR?

      Kota Kinabalu Sep 11, 2013 at 4:16 AM

      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?

      1 Answer Sep 11, 2013 at 8:57 PM