State of Sabah Travel Guide

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Kota Kinabalu

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1100,2916,108

Sandakan

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222,575,35

Pulau Sipadan

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47,158,1

Pulau Manukan

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17,45,0

Taman Negara Kinabalu

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271,543,0

Pulau Mabul

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14,71,0

Tawau

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17,33,1

Ranau

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39,97,0

Semporna

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18,41,0

Beaufort

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13,22,0

Pulau Layang

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27,77,0

Papar

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10,64,0

Pulau Selingan

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57,75,1

Kudat

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5,50,0

Kampong Karambunai

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39,40,0

Sipitang

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0,20,0

Pulau Gaya

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11,21,0

Sukau

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94,210,0

Pulau Libaran

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42,45,0

Keningau

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1,2,0

Gomantong Caves

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9,16,0

Kota Belud

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6,32,0

Pulau Lankayan

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5,27,0

Sindumin

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0,3,0

Tuaran

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9,33,0

Pulau Sapi

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3,11,0

Kampong Poring

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34,43,0

Kimanis

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0,3,0

Kuala Penyu

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3,36,0

Pulau Tiga

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3,54,0

Tenom

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0,0,1

Kampong Poring

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13,51,0

Kampong Menumbok

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Kota Kinabalu

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  • Manukan Island

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Manukan island is one of the 5 islands which make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman national marine park (along with Mamutik, Gaya, Sapi and Sulug). Between 10 and 3, you're spoilt for choice of boats leaving from Jesselton Point pier, and you should be able to negotiate a price of RM20-5 per person including terminal fee. The boat ride takes about 20...

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  • Shangri-Las Rasa Ria Resort

    Kota Kinabalu Hotels

    We were happy to see our hotel pick up waiting at the airport for us on arrival. 45 minutes later we...

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  • Fantastic Mount Kinabalu Experience!!

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    For this mountain climbing expedition, I have taken the package of 3 days 2 nights (including 7 meals). The first day started out with an assigned driver from the agency to pick me along with my group of climbers up in the afternoon. We headed for the Mountain Kinabalu Park, a.k.a the headquarters from Kota Kinabalu. After the two hour ride, the...

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Sandakan

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  • SEPILOK ORANGUTAN REHABILITATION CENTRE

    Sandakan Things to Do

    The Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre was set up as a means of housing injured or orphaned Orang-Utans, caring for them and nursing them back to health before they can be released into the forest.Many Orang-Utans that end up here have strayed into logging camps or been rescued from captivity. Many are orphaned babies that cannot survive in...

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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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  • FISHING

    Sandakan Local Customs

    While at the Water village we notice somebody way out in the water with a fishing net. This is the way he was catching fish. We were shown what he had caught and were very surprised at the size of the Fish. At home in Australia, we would have to throw them back into the Ocean because they were too small to keep!

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Pulau Sipadan

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  • Journey to Sipadan

    Pulau Sipadan Transportation

    To get to Sipadan from Kuala Lumpur :1. Via Kota Kinabalu with Malaysia Airlines of Air Asia- take an evening flight from Kuala Lumpur (2.5 hours)- stay a night in Kota Kinabalu- take the 1st flight out of Kota Kinabalu to Tawau (1 hour)- take a van (arrange with resort that you are staying in Sipadan) to Semporna (1.5 hours)- take a speedboat to...

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  • Sipadan-Kapalai Island Resort

    Pulau Sipadan Hotels

    Fell in love with this place especially my water bungalow. It's huge with comfy beds, big bathroom...

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  • Turtle walk

    Pulau Sipadan Nightlife

    Be quite, no torch, follow the foot print. Oh is there, the turtle is digging the hole and start laying the eggs. It's wonderful. The local people will collect the eggs and centralize in place and lable with the date collect. So you will see the new born turtle everyday. You can help to send them back to the sea. They are so lovely. That's why...

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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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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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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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Semporna

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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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  • Diving with a purpose, visit TRACC

    Semporna Things to Do

    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...

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  • Live Seafood with a superb seaview

    Semporna Restaurants

    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...

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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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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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Kampong Karambunai

  • A relaxing afternoon

    Kampong Karambunai Things to Do

    But it doesn't always have to be stormy weather in the afternoon, it can be beautiful and calm too, like I had on this day. It is wonderful to just walk around and find the perfect bench close to the beach and see the sun LAZZZZILY go down.... it won't be long before the sun will set.

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  • Fun in the sea

    Kampong Karambunai Things to Do

    When you go a little further into the sea you will hit the waves, and they can at times be quite high, hahaha, really fun to play with. Especially the last day we had quite some high waves. No time to be LAZZZZY here, you have to pay attention all the time. I forgot a few times and got a full load of water in my face.... oops.... so lots of...

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  • The trip continues....

    Kampong Karambunai Things to Do

    So off we are to our next destination.... The trip continues.... I can't be LAZZZZZY all the time :-))Well I guess this has been a very LAZZZZY page, hahaha, I wonder how many times I have written this word down. But I think I most have broken some kind of record, LOL :-)) If anyone has counted them, please let me know, hahaha, I am toooo LAZZZZY...

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