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  • I use my Mykad as travel document when go to Sabah
    I use my Mykad as travel document when...
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  • it is near the round about of Gaya St and KK 5 St.
    it is near the round about of Gaya St...
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  • 0km, the starting point to travel KK
    0km, the starting point to travel KK
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    Bring your Ringit

    by presdeaddead Written Apr 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Due to the small size of the airport at Kota Kinabalu, it is best to make sure that you have enough currency in your pocket as there is no foreign exchange booth. At least have 20ringit spare, as this will cover your taxi into town. I had come directly from Bangkok on Air Asia and had no currency with me at the time of arrival. The taxi driver charged me an extra 5 ringit for stopping off at the cash machine.

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    dry season

    by greenmonster Written Apr 2, 2006

    Favorite thing: According to the Sabah brochure I got at the airport, the dry season runs from November through March. I think this means there are less mosquitoes during these months also. I have gone there in April and May before, and it rained around 3pm-6pm everyday.

    Fondest memory: snorkling off Sapi Island

    sunny April morning in KK
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    • Backpacking
    • Beaches

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    Expensive food

    by yuet29 Updated Jan 15, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Expect the food in sabah to be more expensive than in peninsular malaysia.

    Here, a plate of chicken rice costs you RM3.50 to RM4, which is a ringgit or so more than in peninsular Malaysia. However, a bigger portion is given as well compare to peninsular.

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    Friendly people

    by yuet29 Written Jan 15, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I find sabahan to be very friendly people, more friendly than those in peninsular malaysia. They generally very open and easy in front camera, helpful when you ask for assistance and ready to help.

    When I was in Ranau, people in the bus station take the initiative to help us in giving direction and suggestions. This happened a few times in my short trip to Sabah making me believe that sabahan is so kind and friendly.

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    Mini Bus

    by yuet29 Written Jan 15, 2005

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    Favorite thing: If Sabahan said 'take the bus', it is very likely that it is a van.

    There are local public buses which is really a bus; but sometimes for some longer distance journey, such as from ranau-KK, the 'bus' is actually a van.

    bus terminal at ranau
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  • Intruder - me or something else?

    by Herbert999 Written May 31, 2004

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    Fondest memory: Sabah is definitely famous for wild life. What else could you say when you saw this walking slowly on the beach, and you were just sitting on the same beach enjoying sea breeze? (It's about half meter long from head to tail)

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • National/State Park

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    Prawns!Prawns!Prawns!

    by tangymp Written May 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: If you were a prawn lover like me, you'll never forget the big and delicious prawns avaliable everywhere in KK with reasonable price. Frozen packs are found in the airport and bring them home if you love it!

    Fondest memory: A nearly perfect match of KK prawns and my cooking skills ;-))

    Sorry, avaliable in my kitchen only!
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    Ice cream sticks

    by tangymp Written Nov 24, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Take time to try these yummy ice cream sticks before you depart the international airport of KK. There are prepacked boxes of 12 or 24 sticks for you to bring home. The ice cream sticks can be kept frozen for up to 5 hours. I found that they were still diamond hard after travelling from KK to my home in Hong Kong.

    Yummy ice-cream sticks

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    TONG MA BUS EXPRESS

    by BADJUJU Written Apr 26, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This bus company provides a good service to MT. Kinabalu head quarter. clean, spacious, free water+bread,and with a TV showing Jet Li movies.

    Fondest memory: And the view at the first half an hour ride is really nice.

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    Day Or Night...

    by yeikloen Written Apr 1, 2003

    Favorite thing: Kota Kinabalu is just a city that there are so much to do, from climbing the mountain, to diving off the city and taking a train to Beaufort or water rafting in Kiulu (Grade 1 and 2) or Padas River (Grade 3 and 4 up to 7)

    Beers are cheap, people are friendly, food are nice and top of that..... RMIT

    Fondest memory: Drinking at Shenanigans listening to the mother and daughter band from The Philippines.

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    Free city map

    by stevemt Written Oct 24, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Call into the Sabah Tourism Board building in Gaya St, (see my things to do tip,) and get this free map. Its really helpful.

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    Sunset as view from hotel room

    by victorwkf Written Aug 16, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The sunset overlooking the sea as view from my hotel room at Shangrila Tanjung Aru resort was also very impressive.

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    Traditional dance performances

    by victorwkf Written Aug 16, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I enjoyed the traditional dance performances during one of the nights while I was there. The dance movements were graceful and the costumes were very colourful.

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    Enjoying the stay at the hotel

    by victorwkf Written Aug 16, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I enjoyed my stay at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru hotel. It is a nice, relaxing hotel with sea activities and a very wonderful view.

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    Sabah Parks

    by vincentf Updated Jun 10, 2003

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    Favorite thing: There is a conservation fee of RM10 for non-Malaysians 18 years and above upon entering Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Turtle Island Park, Pulau Tiga Park, Tawau Hills Park or Crocker Range Park).

    Sabah Parks
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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Family Travel

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