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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!

    • Security issue in Tawau

      by Rannvy Online Now 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
    • Foods in Tawau esp. Dinner

      by chcheck89 Online Now 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 May 13, 2014 at 6:46 PM
    • Tawau Airport area

      by chcheck89 Online Now May 13, 2014 at 2:26 AM

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


      2 Answers May 13, 2014 at 6:52 AM
    • Land transport from Tawau to KK

      by pyrrhous Online Now Jan 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM

      Buses from Tawau to KK cost about RM70plus but they leave only in the evening and takes 8 hrs. Any idea how much it would cost for a private taxi/bus/car for 3 people? Would it be faster also? I emailed some travel operators but no response from them. Any contacts?

      3 Answers Jan 18, 2012 at 11:16 AM
    • Down memory lane....01 fairly old man....

      by Fcheah Online Now Oct 28, 2011 at 12:36 AM

      Hi, I have a client who is looking for a characterful guesthouse style accommodation in Tawau & Semporna town. He is fairly old, does not use the internet and business style or luxury hotels. I have been searching all day but to no avail and now I need help. Can somebody advise me? This is urgent, thank you!


      1 Answer Oct 28, 2011 at 2:30 AM
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      Best islands to stay

      by poepat Online Now Aug 4, 2011 at 4:37 AM

      Hi all, still putting the finishing touches to our 2012 holidays in March. We are considering visiting the islands around Sipidan and staying on one of them for a couple of nights. We want to experience pristine white sand beaches, good snorkelling (no diving lthough we understand this area to be the finest in the worl, and good dining at the chosen resort. The Islands we are looking at are Mabul,,,Mataking,,,,,Kapalai,,,,and Pom Pom,
      Any comments on these islands or other suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
      We will be staying at Tawau for a couple of nights before going to the Islands
      Many thanks for your help

    • Tawau airport taxi

      by moon1876 Online Now Jun 11, 2011 at 8:15 AM

      Hi..I have a group of friends 5-6 persons planning to take taxi from tawau airport to semporna, if we reach tawau airport around 9.10pm, how much is the taxi charges to go to semporna? I heard that the charges is quite expensive..Any other transport to go semporna at night ?

      1 Answer Jun 11, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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      Tawau to Sandakan by road

      by davidngsh Online Now Mar 20, 2011 at 9:56 PM

      I have a small group of 6 pax and intended to travel by road from Tawau to Sandakan and back from 11th to 16th April,2011. Should I joined a local travel agent tour or should I rent a van and head for Sandakan. As I have booked the Sabah Hotel of Sandakan.

      2 Answers Mar 24, 2011 at 6:43 AM
    • Hotel & Resort

      by arechunk89 Online Now Jan 9, 2011 at 7:41 PM

      Hello, im khairul.

      Next week i will go to tawau for 4D/3N, but still not find the an accommodation. I want the accommodation near with beach, can sight seeing with my wife. can you recommend the better hotel or resort for me at Tawau ?

      3 Answers Jan 12, 2011 at 5:27 AM
    • hostel in Tawau

      by drgilalizer Online Now Aug 23, 2006 at 4:07 AM

      anyone knows hostels in Tawau? i tried to search for one in nothing's on their list

      4 Answers Jan 7, 2010 at 5:26 AM
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      Diving around Tawau

      by Michele75 Online Now May 24, 2006 at 3:11 AM

      I'm planning a dive trip from Tawau, possibly but not necessarily Sipadan. Net seems to be full of operators offering expensive package sin USD. How are the things in Tawau itself.. if I just get a flight there and start looking, what am I likely to find...?

      What other good stuff is there besides overprized Sipadan..?


      2 Answers Nov 22, 2009 at 6:10 AM
    • cocoa plantation and other tips please

      by zpoppy Online Now Jun 14, 2005 at 1:26 AM

      I would like to fly from KK to Tawau and visit the cocoa plantation. Have any of you guys and gals got any information on how to get to the platation - how to arrange a tour or other tips? I will probably stay at Marco Paulo hotel over night (or two nights?)
      Many thanks in advance

      2 Answers Jun 16, 2005 at 10:05 PM