Papar Things to Do
Once you get off from the railway station, turn left on the street to the St Joseph Schools where you will pass by some local houses and along the railway track. You often can see some local flowers planted by the local residents on this street. Nothing is special, but it could be different than what you have seen somewhere else.more
St Joseph schools include a Chinese Primary School, a national high school, and a national primary school. The different type of school here reflects the diverse population in this town. I went to the Chinese Primary school and the high school here. During my childhood, I often heard some horror stories about this school because it was the killing...more
The beach is located west of the downtown Papar. You need a car to get there or take a minibus to Pantai Manis but you might need to walk a bit to reach the beach area as the minibus might just stop in a village near the beach. It used to be one of our favorite places for the weekend outing and family gathering and a great beach with public...more
Papar Town Hall is also known as Majils Daerah Papar in Malay. There is nothing much to mention about the town hall, neither it is a beautiful building, nor having something special about it. It is situated in the center of downtown Papar, which you will not miss it because it is just next to the Railway Station or the Bus Station. It used to be a...more
Pasar Pagi or Morning Market is common in any towns in Sabah. Vendors set up their own booths at assigned location and sell their own stuffs on Thursday morning between 7:00am to 1:00pm. This morning market is in the new town district of Papar, on an empty square surrounded by shop houses. Vendors pay a small fee (between RM5- RM10 per day) to the...more
Either you take the train or car to Papar town, you will first see the steel bridge for cars and trains to cross the Papar river. It is situated part of the main highway between KK to Beaufort. Papar is a center town between the two important places. Sometimes, people are just driving by Papar between KK and Beaufort. Our parents never allowed us...more
Wen Fang Kopitiam: Local Noodle
Our family or locals enjoy breakfast with noodle or "gan rou mian". A bowl of noodle can be either in soup or dry with house sauce. There are several types of noodle to choose from, yellow noodle, thin noodle, Kway Teow (flat noodle), and mee hoon (rice noodle). Each restaurant or noodle vendor has their own sauce to serve their noodle dish. The bowl of noodle serves with Chinese BBQ pork slices, meat balls, fish cakes, chicken slices.
Wen Fang Kopitiam is a new noodle restaurant but well-known chef in town, located in the new town district of Papar, walking distant from the Railway Station. The shop is located just right opposite Yun Seng Bookstore. If you are not sure, just ask anyone about the bookstore. On Thursday, the morning market is in front of the shop (shown in the picture).
The chef is originally from Peninsular Malaysia. He has lived in Papar since I was a little boy, 80s. His restaurant was originally in the old shop houses, and most local Chinese and Kandazan in town love his noodles. Only recently, he moved his shop to the new town district of Papar.
In West Malaysia, they call it wanton mee, but in Sabah we call gan rou mian.
A bowl of noodle will cost between RM 4.50 to RM5.00 (Less than US$2).
Note For Muslim: It is non-halal!Related to:
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You can catch a bus or minibus in this bus station to Kota Kinabalu, Beaufort or other towns in between these cities. The bus station is just right outside the Railway Station. In case you take a train from KK to Papar and wish to go back to KK rather than waiting for the next train in the late afternoon, simply look for the signboard posted in...more
Papar Railway Station is located in south of town center, right opposite the City Hall. It is walking distant to see the old shop-lots, schools, churches, football field and etc. The bus station is just next to the railway station. The North Borneo Railway Train has been up-graded to have a modern air-condition carriage. It was started operating in...more
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Beach along the Sabah West Coast
Sabah has many beaches that unknown or undiscovered by many people. If it is is peninsular Malaysia, it could turn into another tourist town. I believe Sabah State has many strict law that restrict foreign investors to build hotel or resort in the state. That could be one of the reasons why we still can find untouched clean sandy beach in the state.
I and my sister were driving from Papar to Beaufort along the highway of Sabah east coast. We knew there is a beach along the drive, so I suggested to stop somewhere to see the beach. So, we found this exit to the Borneo Resort (a private resort cater mostly Koreans clienteles). We were driving by the Resort Golf Course, and reached the clean sandy beach at the end of the small road.
On the beach, we saw a long coast line with sandy beach and constant waves. We had the entire beach by our own. It is nice to play or swim in the water at this sunny tropical weather.
But we did not prepare to swim,so maybe next time : ))Related to:
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