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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

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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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      transportation from Chinatown to FRIM

      Kuala Lumpur Jan 15, 2017 at 9:37 AM


      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!

    • Sarawak In January, weather and accesibility of National Parks

      Borneo Dec 25, 2016 at 2:30 PM

      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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      Sukao, Kinatabangan in July

      by ulm168 Online Now 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

      by ulm168 Online Now 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
    • Sukau to Sandakan

      by CMC123456 Online Now Jan 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

      We are planning a stay in Sukau later this month. Appreciate if anyone can advise the local transport that is available from Sukau to Sandakan.

      1 Answer Jan 6, 2012 at 4:17 AM
    • Kinabatangan River Day Trip

      by LWP Online Now Nov 10, 2007 at 6:23 PM

      We are staying in Sepilok and was wondering if it is possible to do a day trip up the Kinabatangan River to Sukai.

      1 Answer Nov 17, 2007 at 9:04 PM
    • Road condition to Sukau

      by lgar Online Now Jan 29, 2007 at 12:02 PM

      Is it possible to go to Sukau in a rented small car?
      Thank you!

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2007 at 7:31 PM
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      Accommodation in Sukua and Boat Trip Kinabatangan.

      by Emile72 Online Now Jul 18, 2005 at 10:45 PM


      We're travelling to Sabah in August and instead of going on a tour to the Kinabantangan area I am wondering if it is possible to organize such a trip individually.

      Therefore I would be thankful if someone has information about the following:

      -Is there any accommodation in Sukau itself (hotels, homestay, etc?)
      -Is it possible to 'charter' a boat in Sukau in order to go onto the Kinabantangan river?

      Thanks in advance.

      5 Answers Oct 12, 2009 at 10:56 PM
    • Tour or Independant

      by daznic Online Now Feb 24, 2005 at 5:28 AM


      I'm going to Sabah in March and was wondering how easy it is to go to Sukau without a tour and of a good guide to hire once we get there!
      Or can anyone recommend a good tour to take (Mid Budget)

      1 Answer Aug 27, 2006 at 5:01 AM
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      Sukau lodge and Pulau Gaya

      by purplecat Online Now Sep 26, 2004 at 11:47 PM

      Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I are travelling to Sabah in late october 2004 for 16 days. We have pre-booked 3 days at the Gayana resort. I have only seen pictures of the resort on the web and fell in love with it but would anyone have any comments/feedback about the resort and what we can do on the island? Also, has anyone been to the Sukau rainforest Lodge? It looks really beautiful..Is it worth visiting the lodge and doing the river cruise?

      1 Answer Sep 26, 2004 at 11:48 PM