Kota Kinabalu Warnings and Dangers

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    Don't leave the Rope ~ Climbing Mount Kinabalu

    by perseushermes Updated Aug 23, 2006

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    The Rope

    Climbing Mount Kinabalu may be exciting BUT at 3am (starting the last leg of the climb) you have to be careful. It is most important to hold on to the rope as your guide to the top (of course you have a compulsory guide in your group).

    There have been people who lost their way to the mountain peak in the past...........some never to be seen again, let alone found.

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    Sabah Electricity

    by Pieter11 Written Jun 3, 2006

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    Sabah Electricity

    In Sabah it is very normal for the electricity to fall out once in a while. It's very likely that in a stay of two weeks you will experience it at least once. I has the great score of 2 electricity- and one water-fall out in two weeks time :D

    * Take a good look a the picture. Even the neon-letters of the Sabah Electricity building don't work all... *

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    Mountain Kinabalu

    by wkm Written Jul 1, 2005

    If you plan to ascend the summit, please follow the white big rope which is tied to the ground and yours guide. There was an tragic incident which a girl got lost and ......... Generally, it's very safe for everyone up there.

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    Taxi

    by wkm Updated Jul 1, 2005

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    Although most taxi are equipped with meters, drives are unwillingly to turn them on. So before getting on taxi, always ASK THE PRICE FIRST. With city centre(5-6 kilometres), it costs around RM6-RM10. Also, they charge more if you travel to or from Airport.

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    Fish Attack!

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Mar 1, 2005

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    nature pool at Gayana

    This tip is not to be taken too seriously, although it really did happen

    When at Gayana Island, be aware of biting fish when you have a swim at the nature pool.

    My friends were already in the pool, and they told me to be careful because the fish in the pool would bite me. Of course, the idea seemed so ridiculous that I didn't believe it for a single minute, and I just laughed it off. I stepped into the water and suddenly I could feel tiny bites and sharp teeth on my thighs. I jumped and yelped - I was being attacked! I quickly swam & moved away and the "attacks" stopped.

    Actually, later on I got brave enough to check it out. I donned a pair of goggles to look for out the "killer fish". When I saw them, I had to laugh out loud, because there were no fish with giant teeth, not even medium sized ones. Actually, they were only anchovy-sized (ikan bilis tiny) fish swimming in packs, but trust me, they were aggresive and even nibbled on my neck and face. These fish generally hang around on the left of the pool as you enter it. Go there and experience it for yourself !

    Click here for more details on Gayana Resort.

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    Poring Hotspring- snake...

    by yuet29 Written Jan 17, 2005

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    cobra

    If you trek inside the jungle using the trails in Poring Hotspring, dont pull/ shake/ crawl up the trees as we were told that snakes might fall down from the trees..

    Two caucasians we met tole us that they saw a cobra and reported to the office. The cobra is shown in the picture because 10 of us happily follow those people to catch the snake..

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    2 airports

    by JamesWtc Written Apr 1, 2004

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    There are 2 airport in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah International Airport and Tanjung Aru airport.

    If you travel by Air Asia, ensure you check in in Terminal 2 located in Tanjung Aru, else you need to spend another amount of taxi fee to get there.

    Tell your taxi driver before you go.

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    Camera Fee

    by tangymp Updated Nov 24, 2003

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    Many tourist attractions impose a camera fee for photo shooting of around RM10 EACH camera and video shooting fee of around RM50 EACH video camera. Flash for night shooting may be forbidden. If you are not really confident with your photography skills, buying post cards from visitors centres may be a better alternative

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    CARRY AND USE RELIABLE MOSQUITO REPELLANT

    by DennyP Written Sep 14, 2010

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    A GOOD INSECT AND MOSQUITO RELLANT IS A MUST

    Ialways carry and use a good reliable Insect and Mosquito Repellant while travelling here in the tropics...Dengue Fever and malaria are prevelant here and it is a MUST to use everyday..

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    Tiny creatures in rainforest

    by Sambawalk Written Nov 21, 2005

    Take look the ground when you hike i the rainforests. Suely you dont want to step on a creature like this!

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    Extra surcharge on your meals

    by vincentf Written Jul 1, 2003

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    Please note that in some restaurants, they will tack on an extra surcharge on moist towels and peanuts, and you're thinking that it is for free.

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    Canopy Walkway - Audio Video fees

    by vincentf Updated Jun 10, 2003

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    There is a camera fee of RM5 and a video camera of RM30 used when entering the canopy walkway section at Poring Hot Springs.

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Family Travel

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