State of Sabah Travel Guide

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Kota Kinabalu

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Sandakan

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228,600,35

Pulau Sipadan

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49,158,1

Pulau Manukan

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17,45,0

Tawau

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17,33,1

Ranau

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39,97,0

Pulau Mabul

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14,71,0

Taman Negara Kinabalu

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271,543,0

Kudat

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5,50,0

Semporna

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19,48,1

Beaufort

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13,22,0

Pulau Layang

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27,77,0

Sipitang

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0,20,0

Papar

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10,64,0

Pulau Selingan

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57,75,1

Kota Belud

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6,32,0

Sukau

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94,210,0

Kampong Karambunai

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39,40,0

Pulau Libaran

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42,45,0

Keningau

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1,2,0

Pulau Gaya

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11,21,0

Gomantong Caves

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9,16,0

Pulau Tiga

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3,54,0

Pulau Sapi

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3,11,0

Kuala Penyu

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3,36,0

Pulau Lankayan

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5,27,0

Tuaran

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9,33,0

Kampong Poring

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34,43,0

Kampong Poring

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13,51,0

Penampang

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Pulau Kapalai

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0,19,0

Kampong Pimping

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6,26,0

Kimanis

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0,3,0

Tenom

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0,0,1

Sindumin

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0,3,0

Tamparuli

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0,1,0

Pulau Gaya

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Menggatal

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Tambunan

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2,11,0

Kota Kinabalu

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Sandakan

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  • Wonderful local food

    Sandakan Restaurants

    There are a number of little eatery's that all work in conjunction here.All the wait staff serve for all food providers, and there is one central payment point.A great system, and one that obviously works well judging by the number of locals coming and going to eat here.The food was fantastic, the service great and friendly. Also, a wide variety of...

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  • Sabah Hotel Sandakan

    Sandakan Hotels

    I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights for work. It is a 4-star hotel with nice swimming pool. When I...

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  • Hong Son Tze Kong Teck Chun Ong Temple

    Sandakan Things to Do

    The Hong Son Tze Kong Teck Chun Ong temple is a lovely place to visit, quiet, tranquil, clean & very welcoming.The temple is home to Kong Teck Chun Ong (aka Sin Kung), a Hockien deity, and the temple was opened on the 15th August 2010.Lovely to walk around, visit, and get refreshed in the clean air of the hill side.

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Pulau Sipadan

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Pulau Manukan

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  • CAREFUL OF FRESH BOTTLED WATER "REFILLS

    Pulau Manukan Warnings and Dangers

    BE VERY CAREFUL When purchasing fresh bottled water here ALWAYS make sure that you check the seals on the tops (caps) of the bottles to make sure that they have not been broken and the bottle subsequently refilled with tap water....The water here is very dodgy and it can make you very sick...I KNOW ...I was in a hurry to catch the boat and...

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  • DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE SUNSHINE.

    Pulau Manukan Warnings and Dangers

    WATCH THE SUNBURN Be extremely careful here when on the beach and laying in the sunshine, as the sun is exceptionally strong .. I saw some really bad "sunburns" here..make sure that you have and use a good strong sunscreen..and don't underestimate this tropical sunshine it's much stronger..Especially when snorkelling..

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  • CARRY AND USE RELIABLE MOSQUITO...

    Pulau Manukan What to Pack

    I ALWAYS CARRY WHEN OUT AND ABOUT A SMALL BACKPACK FOR ESSENTIAL ITEMS..NEVER BE WITHOUT LOTS OF FRESH BOTTLED WATER: A GOOD HAT AS THE SUN IS EXCEPTIONALLY SEVERE:A PAIR OF SUNGLASSES:A SMALL ROLLED UP PONCHO FOR THE BOATRIDE.. GOOD WALKING SHOES/BOOTS A GOOD RELIABLE INSECT AND MOSQUITO REPELLANT:A SMALL TUBE OF RELIABLE SUNSCREEN:A SMALL...

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Tawau

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  • Excellent unique fusion food in Tawau?

    Tawau Restaurants

    Coming to Tawau, the seafood is not something to be missed. However when a change is needed the newly opened commercial area Kubota Square offers a number of possibilities.But the most distinct one is definitely a corner restaurant with the name Chiffonade. Opened by two young locals who came back to Tawau having worked for a number of years at top...

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  • VS Guest House

    Tawau Hotels

    TB1194, Jalan Stephen Tan, Tawau 91000, Malaysia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Makanan Laut Restaurant 101

    Tawau Restaurants

    As with all the restaurant in the Sabindo Seaside Food Stalls, the dining area is not air-conditioned... However, it is cool in the evenings for dinner with the breeze blowing in from the sea nearby... The restaurant specialises in the muslim preparation of fresh seafood as Tawau by the sea has ample supply of fresh seafood...

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Ranau

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  • Poring Hot Springs

    Ranau Things to Do

    Poring Hot Springs is a natural spa, with several communal pools and a number of private tubs. I didn't use the water, as I was more intrigued by the Batcave nearby. A short walk away, with a little bit of scrambling across a river and up the trail, the Batcave probably isn't really worth the journey, but it's a nice trip past the pretty Kipungit...

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  • Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens

    Ranau Things to Do

    These beautiful gardens, separated into Australian, English and Borneo sections, commemorate the victims of the Sandakan Death Marches, in which more than 2000 Australian and British prisoners of war were forced to march across Sabah by their Japanese captors. Most died en route; those that survived were ground down by violent treatment and a lack...

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  • Summit Trail Mt Kinabalu - Map

    Ranau Things to Do

    We found these notices in Kinabalu Park to be of interest as it detailed the climb to the summit, something we never intend to do.Our guide had previously informed us of the dangers of climbing Mt Kinabalu, although only 4,095 metres high it is very dangerous, and lives have been lost when the mist decends early morning. Climbers when decending can...

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Pulau Mabul

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  • From Tawau Airport to Puala Mabul

    Pulau Mabul Transportation

    Search for flights that land in Tawau Airport. From airport to Semporna, it takes about 1 hour, you can pre-arrange pick-up with your travel agent (when you book your hotel) and it costs RM80-100 per car OR RM30/person if share the transportation. Else, you can take a taxi ~ RM95.The boat transfer from Semporna to Mabul Island is around 40 minutes...

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  • Scuba Diving at Ray Point

    Pulau Mabul Things to Do

    Scuba Diving at Ray Point begins with a steeper slope descending deeper in a succession of terraces and often slightly better visibility due to the current which also produces much healthier corals and gorgonians.The fish life is more like that of Pulau Sipadan, great variety including groupers, snappers, Bigeye Trevallies, angelfish,...

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  • Scuba Diving at Nudibranch Centre

    Pulau Mabul Things to Do

    Mostly treated as a shallow dive. It has a profusion of nudibranchs among a myriad of reef fish: shoals of catfish, moray eels, groupers, clownfish in anemones, parrotfish, mandarinfish, gobies, jawfish, pipefish, seahorses, pufferfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, triggerfish, rabbitfish, crocodilefish, lionfish, scorpionfish and stonefish.

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Taman Negara Kinabalu

Kudat

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  • TRACC

    Kudat Things to Do

    I came for 2 weeks and wished I could stay longer, This is a great place to visit, learn and contribute to saving part of the coral reefs. I made bottle reefs and igloos, we planted them into the ocean and I could see where the reefs from previous volunteers were growing and attracting fish. The weather wasn't great during my trip - we were...

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  • Save coral reefs and have a great time

    Kudat Things to Do

    I came for 2 weeks and wished I could stay longer, This is a great place to visit, learn and contribute to saving part of the coral reefs. I made bottle reefs and igloos, we planted them into the ocean and I could see where the reefs from previous volunteers were growing and attracting fish. The weather wasn't great during my trip - we were...

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  • Save the ocean with TRACC

    Kudat Off The Beaten Path

    I stayed with TRACC in Kudat as a volunteer. We went diving, planted corals and surveyed for cuttlefish. The location is superb on a white sand beautiful beach with great sunsets. The accomodaton was in tents but they had fans and electricity. If you want to have a great time and help save the ocean then contact TRACC.

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Semporna

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  • Diving with a purpose

    Semporna Things to Do

    We came to TRACC Tropical Research and Conservation Centre to learn to dive and make a difference to coral reefs by helping to replant damaged areas. The dive training was great but what makes TRACC special was the reef reconstruction and the obvious purpose to each dive. We mixed cement , made bottle reefs, took them to the location using lift...

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  • Dragon Inn Resort

    Semporna Hotels

    Semporna has not much selection of exiting Hotels, Dragon Inn is a good choice in terms value for...

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  • Getting marine life back on TRACC

    Semporna Things to Do

    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...

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Beaufort

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  • A proboscis river cruise to Garama...

    Beaufort Things to Do

    If you want to see Proboscis monkey, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary in Sandakan will always be the first choice as it is 400 acres of privately-owned land which has been set aside as a refuge for endangered proboscis monkeys.Do you know that you can have another experience of seeing these long-nosed monkeys in Garama River, Beaufort, located...

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  • No pork, but plenty of beer.

    Beaufort Local Customs

    One thing i noted that is found quite odd, but also quite funny was how that most restaurants would not serve pork meat, but were happy to serve alcohol.At first i took it for grantes that the no pork thing meant that it was a muslim restaurant and that they would not serve alcohol, but i came across two "no pork" places that were local drinking...

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  • No trains at the moment from Beaufort.

    Beaufort Transportation

    At the time of writing (december 2010) there are no train services from Beaufort as the rail line is under reconstruction.The train services should according to the locals resume some time in 2011, but i am not sure what month it will be.

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Pulau Layang

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  • Buzzing to tranquility

    Pulau Layang Transportation

    This one-hour flight from KKIA (Terminal 2) is chartered by Layang-Layang Island Resort. Therefore, do check the flight schedule when making reservation with the resort.It's a whole new experience flying with an Antonov AN-26B aircraft. It can be stuffy during take-off and landing as the a/c is turned-off, but can be quite chilling during flight....

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  • Fly with the Ancient Russian Air Craft

    Pulau Layang Transportation

    Getting to Layang Layang Island, the only way is to fly with this old Russian plane. It has seats for only 14 passengers, no flight attendants, no drinks nor peanuts. The ride was ok not as bad as it looked, the plane was very stable. It'll take about 1hr15min to reach Layang Layang. During the flight, it can be quite cold in the cabin, so if...

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  • An Antonov with a Russian crew (2003...

    Pulau Layang Transportation

    Layang Layang is truly a remote place. It would take about 8 hours by speedboat (and you'd hope you didn't run out of fuel) as well as a powerful GPS to travel by sea from Kota Kinabalu on the coast of Sabah, Borneo.Instead, divers fly in on a small two-prop plane chartered by the resort. Everything comes in on the plane--breakfast, lunch, and...

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Papar

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  • Papar Beach

    Papar Things to Do

    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...

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  • Town Hall

    Papar Things to Do

    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...

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  • Papar Bus Station

    Papar Transportation

    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...

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Pulau Selingan

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  • The waiting game

    Pulau Selingan Nightlife

    There is no nightlife on the island after dinner. Noise and lights may deter the turtles, so all guests must wait near the dining hall for the guides to signal when its acceptable to see a nesting.Other than watching the sunset, prime night activities include having a drink by the dining and reception hall, reading a book or playing cards. Cards...

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  • Selingan Island Resort

    Pulau Selingan Hotels

    The previous review of the accommodations on the island is partially true. The reason I say that is...

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  • Two Multipurpose Hatcheries

    Pulau Selingan Things to Do

    There are two hatcheries on the island. These hatcheries are small plots of sand, with new transplanted nests being dug every night.These hatcheries serve multiple purposes.First, since the incubation period of the eggs is about two months, it is quite possible that other nesting turtles could disrupt or destroy other nests after they eggs have...

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