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      Arriving into KL and have 4 days / 3 nights spare

      Kuala Nov 19, 2015 at 8:37 AM

      Could members suggest some places ( cities / countries) in which I could take budget flight & go for a few days
      Open to all suggestions.....provided flight is no longer than 2 hours & accommodation is good value...
      We just want clean & tidy hotel with fresh towels & linen and with good shower (simple)
      I await the members thoughts

    • scotontour's Profile Photo

      Arriving into KL and have 4 days / 3 nights spare

      Kuala Nov 19, 2015 at 8:37 AM

      Could members suggest some places ( cities / countries) in which I could take budget flight & go for a few days
      Open to all suggestions.....provided flight is no longer than 2 hours & accommodation is good value...
      We just want clean & tidy hotel with fresh towels & linen and with good shower (simple)
      I await the members thoughts

      9 Answers Nov 20, 2015 at 3:29 AM
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      eating out

      Kota Kinabalu Sep 26, 2015 at 9:28 AM

      we are staying at tanjung aru at the shangri la is there many places near here within walking distance to eat out.

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2015 at 3:58 PM
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      Travel agency

      Kota Kinabalu Jun 22, 2015 at 12:09 AM

      Hi all
      I'll travel to kota kinabalu and stay there around 5 N, I want to do a lot of activities there diving, canopy, rafting, and river cruise and other activities if i have time.
      I don't know what is the best option for me whether to check travel agency (I found very high prices), or handle it alone but I afraid to waste my time, or hiring driver?

      3 Answers Aug 25, 2015 at 8:12 PM
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      Hire Driver + Van

      Kota Kinabalu Apr 10, 2015 at 6:45 PM


      Any van + driver rental company in kota kinabalu that can hire for 4 days?


      1 Answer Apr 10, 2015 at 7:46 PM
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      Getting from Semporna to Sandakan

      State of Sabah Feb 24, 2015 at 4:16 PM

      Hi, Does anybody know the timing of buses from Semporna to Sandakan.


      2 Answers Feb 24, 2015 at 8:09 PM
    • Public transport from Papar to Kota Kinabalu

      State of Sabah Feb 22, 2015 at 6:57 AM

      Hi, is there any public transport (minivan/bus/etc) from Papar to Kundasang? I would like to leave for Kundasang around noon. There are 2 of us.. thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 24, 2015 at 7:20 PM
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      motorcycle rental

      Kota Kinabalu Feb 10, 2015 at 6:23 PM

      Any motorbike rental company in Kota kinabalu sabah that operate during 19-21/2 (holiday season)? I would like to rent for 2 days. Any motorbike with 150cc and below.

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Feb 10, 2015 at 8:23 PM
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      Climbing Kinabalu from 19-21st March for 3D2N

      Kota Kinabalu Jan 31, 2015 at 6:13 AM

      Hi, I would like to know whether anybody has recommendation for travel agency on climbing Mt kinabalu?
      Is it cheaper to book accomodation on our own, and just employ a guide and apply the climbing permit?


      6 Answers Mar 4, 2015 at 10:51 AM
    • Bangar to KK

      Kota Kinabalu Jan 21, 2015 at 11:27 PM

      Is there a bus going from Bangar to Kota Kinabalu?

      2 Answers Jan 22, 2015 at 12:35 AM
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      Climbing Kinabalu in April 2015

      Kota Kinabalu Jan 4, 2015 at 9:12 AM

      Hello me and my girlfriend want to climb Mount Kinabalu to the top. We want to climb it early in April 12 or 13 April.
      I see a lot of compleet packages on the internet.
      We see Climbing with a group is cheaper but we can only book online with 2 persons.
      Is it possible in April to just go to the national park en book a climb 1 or 2 days before.
      Or can I still book the hike to the top when I arrive by plane in Kota Kinabalu on the 10th of April 2015? Can I just book at a tourist office in Kota Kinabalu and will that be cheaper?

      4 Answers Jan 11, 2015 at 11:16 PM
    • Ferry service

      Sandakan Oct 24, 2014 at 5:29 AM

      Is the ferry service to Zamboanga still in operation?

      6 Answers Oct 24, 2014 at 4:10 PM
    • suggestion for a four days three night trip to kota kinabalu

      Kota Kinabalu Aug 13, 2014 at 11:16 PM

      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

      6 Answers Jan 11, 2015 at 11:24 PM
    • Luggage Storage at Kinabalu Park

      Kota Kinabalu Aug 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

      Is there any size or weight limit for the luggage to be stored at the Park Reception? Is it FOC (Free)?

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2014 at 12:39 AM
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      Help! desparate for accommodation

      State of Sabah Jul 19, 2014 at 4:06 AM

      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.

      1 Answer Jul 19, 2014 at 4:13 AM
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      steam train

      Kota Kinabalu Jun 15, 2014 at 12:50 AM

      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.

      2 Answers Jun 15, 2014 at 5:34 AM
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      day trip scuba snorkle

      Kota Kinabalu Jun 15, 2014 at 12:47 AM

      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.

      3 Answers Jun 15, 2014 at 9:30 PM
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      Is it safe to travel to East Sabah?

      Semporna Jun 14, 2014 at 5:30 AM

      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. :-)

      2 Answers Jun 15, 2014 at 5:46 PM
    • Security issue in Tawau

      Tawau Jun 2, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      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?


      3 Answers Jun 14, 2014 at 6:10 AM
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      Group Travel for KK June 20-22, 2014

      Kota Kinabalu May 26, 2014 at 9:17 PM

      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!

      1 Answer May 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM
    • 4D/3N trip to Kota Kinabalu

      Kota Kinabalu May 18, 2014 at 12:49 AM

      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?
      (2) OR
      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.
      (3) OR
      It is better just go to Kundasang ( and Ranau ) , and on the 3rd day, return to KK via Tuaran?

      Second Topic:
      I am not familiar with Sabah area, while I understand that in the Kundasang/ Ranou area. the interesting tourist spots are"--
      Nabalu Park,
      Desa Farm
      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

      4 Answers May 19, 2014 at 4:53 AM
    • Foods in Tawau esp. Dinner

      Tawau May 13, 2014 at 9:33 AM

      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?


      1 Answer Jun 14, 2014 at 6:10 AM
    • Tawau Airport area

      Tawau May 13, 2014 at 2:26 AM

      Any good breakfast at Tawau airport and how much taxi fare cost to town?


      2 Answers Jun 14, 2014 at 6:10 AM
    • 2 days trip in kota kinabalo

      Kota Kinabalu Apr 24, 2014 at 1:16 AM

      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. 

      Thank you..

      8 Answers Jun 19, 2014 at 7:31 PM
    • Travel partners?

      Kota Kinabalu Apr 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM

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

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 7:41 AM
    • 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?

      1 Answer Jun 14, 2014 at 6:10 AM
    • 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?

      6 Answers Apr 25, 2014 at 7:31 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!

      9 Answers Apr 28, 2014 at 2:06 AM
    • 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