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      Best Money Changers In Kota Kinabalu

      Kota Kinabalu 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

      Kota Kinabalu 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

      Kota Kinabalu 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
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      Kudat Aug 22, 2016 at 8:40 AM

      What are the modes of transport from Kota Kinabalu to Tip of Borneo, near Kudat please.

      5 Answers Aug 24, 2016 at 1:31 AM
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      Kudat, any trekking or anything?

      Kudat Jul 29, 2016 at 2:55 AM

      Staying near the Tip of Borneo for a few days. is there any jungle trekking or boat trips in the vicinity of here please? We will have a car so could travel a few miles.

      3 Answers Jul 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM
    • from brunei to kk

      Kota Kinabalu 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 :(

      Kota Kinabalu 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
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      kinabatangan wildlife expeditions

      Sandakan Apr 28, 2016 at 5:13 PM

      i am going to sandakan Borneo this year and i like to go on a 3 days 2 nights kinabatangan river cruise with mr aji expeditions , they go with small groups max 6 persons and on budget prices !
      because i am a single traveler ( lady ) i am looking if somebody is interested to be the second person on that trip ,
      because the minimum is two persons .
      the date is from 31-08-2016 to 02-09-2016
      please ask questions if you want to know more ,,,,

      1 Answer Apr 30, 2016 at 2:03 AM
    • Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

      Kota Kinabalu Mar 14, 2016 at 2:22 PM


      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.


      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?

      Kota Kinabalu 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
    • Worth getting a later flight back to KK to explore Sandakan?

      Sandakan Jan 27, 2016 at 10:09 AM

      We're planning on organising a day trip from Kota Kinabalu to see the orang-utans and visit the rainforest centre. Not sure whether to get a 6pm flight back or whether people would recommend getting a later flight back about 8-9pm to have dinner or explore Sandakan.

      Any recommendations/suggestions welcome!

      7 Answers Jan 30, 2016 at 9:40 AM
    • Any Rent Van / Mini Bus accommodate 18 persons

      Kota Kinabalu Jan 4, 2016 at 11:21 PM

      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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      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 3:34 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 3, 2014 at 4:56 AM