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      Best Sandy Beaches

      Pulau Labuan Dec 28, 2016 at 12:11 PM

      Hi everyone, can anyone advise where the best sandy beaches are in Labuan. Are there any areas particularly good for snorkelling...?
      many thanks
      POEPAT

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      Accommodation nearest Royal thai embassy

      Penang Jan 5, 2017 at 7:11 PM

      Please any good suggestion for accommodation (hostels) nearest the Royal Thai Embassy?

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      From klia to genting higland

      Genting Dec 19, 2016 at 3:32 AM

      1.Hi I would like to know from Klia will it be advisable for me to visit the colamar tropicale resort or genting highland first.?
      2.would there be any shuttle service from colamar resort to genting highland?if not how can i get to genting higland from colamar tropical?

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      transportation from Chinatown to FRIM

      Kuala Lumpur Jan 15, 2017 at 9:37 AM

      Hello,

      I will be traveling from our guest house in Chinatown KL to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia, then to the Batu Caves, and finally back to Chinatown. Can anyone advise on the best way to do this?

      Thank you!

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    • Sarawak In January, weather and accesibility of National Parks

      Borneo Dec 25, 2016 at 2:30 PM

      Hi,
      I was planning to fly to Sarawak, Malaysia on the January 5. and spend about 5 weeks in Sarawak and Brunei. The Lonely Planet Guide says there is no particularly good or bad time to travel in Borneo because there is no real dry season and weather can vary very much from year to year, so I didn't think there is going to be a problem with travelling in Sarawak in January. But now I see that many travel-websites don't recommend to go to Sarawak in January at all due to very bad weather.
      Is there somebody who has been there in January or even better lives in Sarawak who can tell me what I can expect?
      Let me tell you first what I would expect from this trip. In Germany I work in nature conservation, so I spend most summer working outside. So with the right equipment some rain doesn't scare me. Also I want to spend most of the time in National Parks and am most interested in Botany (Orchids, Ferns) and also Insects, Spiders, Scorpions, Snakes. I could live without seeing Orangutans which are apparently hard to find when it's raining a lot. I would like to spend a lot of time in Nationalparks with dayhiking trails where I don't need a guide so I can take my time for taking pictures. But I'm also looking forward to expolring the caves in Gunung Mulu and Niah National Parks.
      So my main concern is: Will all the National Parks and also accomadations in or around National Parks be open and accessible during January? How likely is it that National Parks will not be accessible due to floodings or storms etc. What do I have to expect exactly from the weather. Does it rain all day long, or is it more very strong but short raining episodes and then long periodes without rain during the day. Is it raining more during the day or at night? (I've been in Java during rainy season three years ago and it rained mostly during the night.) I wouldn't mind it too much If there is some rain every day but I also need dry periods for taking pictures. What I woldn't like is to be stuck in my hotels for days because it is raining non stop.
      Also will there be any other tourists in the Parks? I don't want the places to be crowded of course, but honestly I don't like it when I'm always alone or the only guest in a hotel because I'm travelling alone.
      The thing is that i will spend three month in Southeastasia, and right now I'm planning to start in Sarawak, but I could also reschedule and visit Sarawak in March. The weather is supposed to be much better in March but are the most attractive National Parks allready crowded in March? What would you recommend under the circumstances I described, go in January or reschedule and go in March? Also, does anybody happen to know when most of the Orchids are in bloom? I suspect it is in the wettest months.

      A lot of questions here, I know. I would be very grateful for any advice.
      And Merry Christmas to everybody!

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      Best Money Changers In Kota Kinabalu

      by Mikebb Online Now Oct 25, 2016 at 3:07 AM

      Will be visiting Kota Kinabalu in November and would appreciate advice as to Money Changers and their address in the city. Will be changing Australian Dollars. What exchange rate can I expect?

      Also visiting Sandakan, any advice as to where money changers are located in the town.

      Appreciate all advice.

      3 Answers Oct 25, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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      TCM or Healer in KK

      by danishtraveller Online Now Oct 13, 2016 at 7:54 AM

      Can anyone recommend a very good healer or TCM practitioner in KK. I have an old injury that continues to seriously bother me.

      4 Answers Oct 13, 2016 at 3:47 PM
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      Buses to Kudat

      by Pollydg Online Now Sep 1, 2016 at 12:36 AM

      Does anyone know what time buses leave Kota Kinabalu for Kudat please? Sabah Tourism aren't replying to the question when I ask them.

      4 Answers Sep 7, 2016 at 1:55 AM
    • from brunei to kk

      by StutiM Online Now Jun 26, 2016 at 6:12 AM

      how to travel from brunei to kk?
      is it better by ferry or car?

      5 Answers Jul 12, 2016 at 3:15 AM
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      Alone at Kota Kinabalu :(

      by faramon85 Online Now May 25, 2016 at 1:44 AM

      Hi guys.

      Its been awhile since i've been active in virtualtourist, but im in the need of help or suggestion.

      U see, i'm temporarily allocated in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for a couple of months (company project, nothing biggie). As much as I love it here (only been here for 2 weeks though), i just found out that Kaamatan festival is around the corner and all my teammates here seem to have already made plans with their families (they are sabahan). So, i'll be left alone this Saturday (28th May) to Tuesday (31st May).

      Im pretty much clueless on what to do or where to go and whether is it safe for me to be travelling alone around Sabah during those 4 days. Any suggestion on what i can do? Or better yet, is there any free spirited traveller that would like to join me to travel any parts or Sabah? Or is there any local that could be kind enough to guide or accompany me?

      Thanks in advance. Hope to hear from anyone :)

      6 Answers May 29, 2016 at 12:22 AM
    • Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

      by Char31 Online Now Mar 14, 2016 at 2:22 PM

      Hello,

      Wondering if anyone can give me some advice on where to stay in KK?

      We are going for around five nights and are not sure to stay in the city centre or down town.
      As we would like to venture out in the evenings and try local restaurants, and visit the Sunday market.

      Also looking to do some snoorkling and island hopping.

      Any hotel recommendations would be great.

      Thanks

      2 Answers Mar 14, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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      How to take taxi from Kota Kinabalu Int'l Airport-1 to downtown Kota Kinabalu at 2 AM?

      by manvil Online Now Feb 5, 2016 at 10:54 PM

      I will arrive in Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminal 1 on Feb 17 at 1:30 AM from Philippines. I understand that the only public transport available is taxi. I also know that during wee hours of the morning coupon taxis have extra charges which I can't afford. This is my first time in KK and I am booked at North Borneo Cabin in downtown. I will be traveling in budget. I am bit worried as I don't want to be overcharged or be victimized by an opportunist taxi drivers. Is there a spot within the terminal 1 complex where legitimate taxis wait for arriving passengers headed to city center? Where do I go to get to the taxi queue or taxi loading areas? Can you please give me a direction from arrival area to the taxi loading station? What are tips and advise that you can give so that I can avoid being scammed or victimized by an overcharging taxi driver? I will appreciate all the help. Thank you so much in advance.

      16 Answers Feb 11, 2016 at 7:13 PM
    • Any Rent Van / Mini Bus accommodate 18 persons

      by hak_im02 Online Now Jan 4, 2016 at 11:21 PM

      Hi.
      I am planning to visit KK this april 2016. Come with family around 18 persons.
      Need 1 vehicle like a Placer X or Joylong to accommodate family members. Thanks
      -Hak Im-

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      eating out

      by saraton Online Now 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.
      TIA

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

      by AmrD Online Now 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

      by kimmy_gonzales Online Now Apr 10, 2015 at 6:45 PM

      Hi,

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

      Thanks.

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2015 at 7:46 PM
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      motorcycle rental

      by su_09 Online Now 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

      by autumn918 Online Now 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?

      Thanks,
      Rebekah

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

      by cHeecHay.inVain Online Now 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

      by Dutch1980 Online Now 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
    • suggestion for a four days three night trip to kota kinabalu

      by LimWeiChong Online Now 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

      by mak22 Online Now 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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      steam train

      by capelkay Online Now 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

      by capelkay Online Now 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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      Group Travel for KK June 20-22, 2014

      by janet01172007 Online Now 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! janet7532610@gmail.com

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

      by manoftileSK Online Now 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
    • 2 days trip in kota kinabalo

      by seth_angelus Online Now 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?

      by carnationng Online Now 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

      by sallythoe Online Now 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 Apr 25, 2014 at 7:25 AM
    • Trip at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

      by World_City Online Now 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

      by lhotsky Online Now Mar 13, 2014 at 7:41 AM

      Hi,

      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!

      Richard

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

      by jesswcp Online Now 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?

      by david.surace Online Now Mar 7, 2014 at 11:07 PM

      Hi,

      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
    • Kinabula Sightseeing

      by joepeck23 Online Now 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
    • electrical outlet

      by malaysiatraveler Online Now 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 1:10 PM