Semporna Travel Guide

  • Beautiful Sunset on Pom Pom Island
    Beautiful Sunset on Pom Pom Island
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  • Green Turtle underwater on Pom Pom
    Green Turtle underwater on Pom Pom
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  • Turtles are abundant
    Turtles are abundant
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Semporna Things to Do

  • Getting marine life back on TRACC

    I'm 35, I live in London and travel quite a lot with work. I didn't take a gap year and have never travelled alone before. So it was with some anxiety that I decided to book up this four week trip to TRACC. I love and care about nature and all animal life, so I knew that I'd be going to a place which would attract like minded people, people who...

  • Diving with a purpose, visit TRACC

    Diving with TRACC ( Tropical Research and Conservation Centre) is amazing, where else can you plant coral reefs that will out live your children, we used lift bags to move reef blocks and then planted coral biscuits that have been growing in the nursery for 2 years. You can really see the difference, the fish are abundant on the reefs and the coral...

  • Get involved with helping to Save the...

    The Tropical Research and Conservation Centre on Pom Pom Island off Semporna is a great place to learn about the underwater world at the same time as you help save part of the Planet. TRACC is run by marine conservationists for volunteers and visitors to learn and participate in marine conservation. They work on coral reefs to stop blast fishing,...

  • Not much except fish market

    There is nothing in Semporna, except coming here for scuba diving or snorkelling. There is a fish markt and a mosque.

  • Scuba Diving

    Some of the best diving available only a 1 hour boat ride to some of the best diving sites, such as Sipadan, Mabul and Sibaun Islands. There are pently of beaches to sit back and relax

  • Diving in Sipidan

    We arrived in Semporna having booked into the City Inn Hotel (50 MR per night with air con and private bathroom, 8 minute walk from main diving outlets). We shopped around for diving in Sipidan and found that anything in the Lonely Planet was booked for days. We therefore went to a Malay diving company called Blue Sea Divers to see if they had...


Semporna Restaurants

  • by Scubadivingfanatic Written Jul 3, 2012

    This is probably the only restaurant which stands out in the quiet town of Semporna!

    Located just beside Sipadan Inn II, this newly opened restaurant is located in the relatively new development area along the sea, hence giving it a superb paranomic seaview. The street which it is located is lined with restaurants, mainly malay cuisine and it is the only chinese restaurant here that offers a wide varieties of live seafood such as lobsters, crabs, fishes and shellfishes!

    Ambience is very casual and simple with an al fresco style dining. Suitable for couples on honeymoon or family with kids and it is one of the most spacious and lively restaurant located in semporna.

    I am surprised with the quality of food being served here. The food quality and standard is definitely one of the best in Semporna! The manager has been equally friendly and helpful in translating some malay words for me.

    The pricing in this restaurant is fairly reasonable considering that it is the only restaurant that serve live seafood right to your table.

    Will definitely visit this restaurant again on my next trip back to Semporna!

    Favorite Dish: My favourite dish is the wet butter lobster. Simply tender & delicious with the butter sauce to die for!

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Semporna Transportation

  • From Tawau airport to Semporna

    I arrived Tawau airport at about 8pm and I took a fixed rate taxi from airport to Semporna fro RM95 (Oct 08). See more pic for taxi receipt. There are taci to Tawau city and other places. The journey to Semporna is about 1-1.5 hours, depending how fast the driver drives. My trip was less than 1 hour.

  • Bus from Semporna to Sandakan / KK

    There are daily bus from Semporna to Sandakan and to KK. 1 bus to Sandakan departing 7:30am for RM40 (Oct 08) and the journey time is about 4-5 hours. Bus to KK departing 7:30 am and &:30pm for RM 75 (Oct 08) and journey time is about 9 hours.There are two bus companies going for KK at same price. See 2nd pic for the executive coach. company Dyana.

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Semporna What to Pack

  • by tsuey Written Jan 16, 2007

    Miscellaneous: Should bring some form of entertainment when you are in Semporna. There is nothing to do here but dive. But if you are not diving, there is absolutely nothing to do. So make sure you bring an MP3 player, game boy or even PSP or etc...

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