White Water Rafting, Kota Kinabalu

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    white water rafting

    by joolea Written Oct 29, 2008

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    if u like a bit of an adrenaline rush, definitely go for the grade 3-4 rapids. much more fun plus the journey out there is an experience on its own.the river is called padas and the most popular operator is called riverbug

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    Go White Water Rafting at Padas

    by syetan Written May 17, 2007

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    You can book a day trip to Padas River for white-water rafting. The operators will pick you up in the morning from your lodgings or a pre-arranged spot by bus and take you to Beaufort where you then jump on a train staright out of the colonial days to the start-off point.

    Theer are 5 level 3 rapids to negotiate and it is quite a lot of fun. I have more information about the whole trip (Beaufort) and the rafting itself (Kampong Padas Valley) in my travel pages including photos.

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    White Water Rafting....2000

    by perseushermes Updated Mar 18, 2007

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    Padas River

    (I did this in 2000 ~ under the Riverbug , this company is now under the name of Traverse Tours)

    We started from the hotel lobby ~ being picked up in a airconditioned coach and drove on a 1.5 hours drive the Beaufort Railway Station.

    We boarded the train about 10am
    We passed Rayoh Train Station on the way to Pangi Station.

    Rayoh Station is the ending point of the Rafting adventure. Here we dropped off all non-essentials (our change of clothes, stuff and snacks) . This was done in the space of 5 mins as the train was on its way up to pangi Station

    We reached Pangi Station about 12 which was the starting point of the rafting.

    We had
    ~ A light snack
    ~ a briefing by the head honcho rafter on safety
    ~ to contain our excitement before being
    ~ forced to carry the raft down to the riverbank

    We started rafting and
    ~ it took about 1 to 2 hours to raft down the river
    ~ ended at the Rayoh Train Station.

    We then had
    ~ a BBQ lunch
    ~ boarded the train back to Beaufort.
    ~ transfer back to Kota Kinabalu by late evening.

    If you are a absolute beginner and want to have a relaxing trip down river you can try the Kiulu R-Rafting

    Booking of Tour

    Only book it when you are in Kota Kinabalu.
    If you pre-book from outside Sabah (be it internet or phone) you may be quoted the standard prices on the net. (but you get a confirmed seat on the day you want )
    If you book when you are in Kota Kinabalu, you prob be able to get a discount (but no guarantees of a spot on the day you want to raft)

    Don't forget to Chill Out later

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    white water rafting

    by ukirsari Written Jul 17, 2006

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    @rie in a raft with friends

    there are two places in kota kinabalu [kk] which offers white water rafting activity. the first one take place at padas river, located at beaufort about 90 km from kk. and the second one take place at kiulu river, about an hour drive to kk to direction kiulu and tongon village. and the operator i was used in this activity is riverbug at kiulu river.

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    White-water Rafting

    by mockelet Updated Apr 13, 2006

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    shooting the rapids

    For the adventurous, Sabah is an excellent travel destination. Known for its incredible natural features, the state is not lacking in activities to keep the traveller occupied.

    For those keen on white-water rafting, Padas River is an excellent place to go to. Access to this river is only through the town of Beaufort, about 1 1/2 hrs drive from Kota Kinabalu, where another hour or so (depending on the condition of the train) on train will take you to the Pangi Station where you start your rafting adventure.

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    White Water Rafting in Padas River

    by Sambawalk Written Nov 21, 2005

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    You can join a 1 day white water rafting trip from any travel agencies for RM180. The river is classified as 3-4 grades. The ditance is 9km and the whole trip should complete within 90 minutes.

    The trip starts from KK in a minibus all the way to Beautfort city (about 1.5 hours) and followed by a train ride. The day trip includes a BBQ lunch after the rafting. You can see the pics of the train ride in other pics.

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    Water Rafting@ Padas

    by savitha Written Aug 13, 2005
    7 Rapids@Padas

    Please refer to the Sports Section on details for White Water Rafting in Padas.

    Name of the Rapid as below:
    a) Merry-Go-Round Rapid
    b) Break Point Rapid
    c) Scooby Doo Rapid
    d) Cobra Rapid
    e) Curve Rapid
    f) Lambada Rapid
    g) Head Hunter Rapid

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  • White Water Rafting on Kiulu River

    by gill1979 Written Jul 30, 2005

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    Now I'm wet

    As first time rafters we opted for the class1 - 2 Kiulu river with a few rapids and gentle rafting. The drive up to the river was just as enjoyable as the rafting with amazing views. The rafting was one of the best things I have ever done and I cannot wait to go back next year and tackle the more difficult Padas River. We had the opportunity to jump out of the raft and swim in the river as well as admire the scenery down the river, we saw water buffalo on the way down. The day finished with a fabulous BBQ lunch. We did this as part of the Jet Boat adventure thrill combo and saved 45RM

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    Water RAfting at Padas by train

    by dachel Updated Dec 3, 2004

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    Train to Padas

    We were heading to Padas for our water rafting by this very old train.

    We were briefed about the use of rafting equipment, and equipped with safety helmets and life vests for the excitement of shooting through challenging rapids with breathtaking view along riverbank.

    It is great fun and must try !!!

    BBQ lunch by the riverside at ending point (Rayoh Station).

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