Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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Waiting for the Philippines, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Waiting for the Philippines

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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After flying in from Sarawak, we arrive in Sabah in the city of Kota Kinabalu the weather is crap. We didn't know what we was doing in Sarawak, we had a few ideas and looking around found out they were really expensive! For example; Diving at Sipidan ...

Leaving Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Leaving Borneo

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Leaving Borneo tomorrow and going back to the capital Kuala Lumpur on Peninsular Malaysia. It's been a fantastic month on this huge island (third largest in the world after Austrailia and Greenland) and the highlight for me has got to be climbing Mount ...

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 3, Mount Kinabalu midway point, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 3

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... would all be getting up for a 2am start, so that we could reach the summit for a 6am sunrise. Top Tip: When booking your Mount Kinabalu climb make sure you book a bed in the hostel. It may be more expensive than the huts but it is worth it just to ...

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 4, Poring Hot Springs, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 4

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... tubs are filling fastest. And do not forget to do lots of warming down and stretching all day as soon as you finish the Kinabalu descent. Otherwise for the next couple of days you may feel pain in muscles you didn't know you had each time you walk down ...

Arrived on Sabah shores, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Arrived on Sabah shores

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... sleeping for most of the ferry journey. After a short wait on Labuan island it was onto the next ferry (RM31.50) out to Kota Kinabalu - the state capital for Sabah. First impressions of KK are not as positive as other cities I have visited in Borneo. ...

White Water Rafting, Kota Kinabalu, Brunei travel blog

White Water Rafting

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Ok today is Monday and today we are going white water rafting; bring it on. We have to get up at 6.30am so we have enough time for breakfast (which I forgot to say is included in the price of the room too; self service) and my morning coffee so I can ...

Going to Bangkok, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Going to Bangkok

A travel blog entry by paul

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Time to leave Malaysia and move to Thailand. People lately keep asking me "are you excited?", but I must say "no", I don't feel excited, just happy to be going to Thailand. At least that is the case until I board Thai Airways flight 418. I am greeted ...

The binge begins..., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

The binge begins...

A travel blog entry by zee

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... of my liver were not being duly punished, the latter being something I dealt with as soon as I arrived in KK. Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is a beachside backpacker Mecca, servicing divers, trekkers and general alcoholics with equal enthusiasm, ...

Our last night in KK, KK, Brunei travel blog

Our last night in KK

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Our last night was a blast. What was supposed to be a few quite drinks on our last night turned into a bit of another beer fest? We met up with Sophie & Averill around 7pm and had our last coffee from Coffee Bean before walking across the road to ...

The Wilds of Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

The Wilds of Borneo

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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Kota Kinabalu is really just a stopover point for me to be able to climb Mount Kinabalu. Its not big place, you could walk from one end to the other in about a half hour. Its full of new but crappy buildings, mainly because the city was leveled by ...

Quick stop over, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Quick stop over

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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We flew into Kota Kinabalu and checked into a very grotty guesthouse - only one night, we could hack it. We explored the amazing local market and with the shadow of Mount Kinabalu in the background made plans for the next week. Everything is so spread out ...

Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Kota Kinabalu

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Tues Sep 14th - Day 132 The overnight arrival of several gallons of lactic acid to our limbs lead to a day of restricted movement. We swapped the Daya Hotel for the cheaper Pantai Inn, and explored a little of downtown KK in a kind of constipated ...

Mountain climbing!!!, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Mountain climbing!!!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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With only 11 days in Sarawak, North Borneo, we thought we wouldn't have enough time to do everything. Seeing turtles being released and diving made us love this part of Borneo enough to come back for more, especially the diving. Somehow we had a few days ...

Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) - Day 162-163, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) - Day 162-163

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Day 162 - 02/08/08 This is going to be my briefest blog entry ever! Did nothing today, did some shopping, picked up my laundry and walked around town for a while, that's about it. Went for a few drinks at the Hyatt bar in the evening to watch a ...

Happy Birthday dear Benjamin happy birthday to you, Kota Kinabalu, Brunei travel blog

Happy Birthday dear Benjamin happy birthday to you

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today is Ben's birthday and we have arranged to go diving with Sophie and Averil plus a few others near the small island called Mamutik (I think) about 20 minutes away by speed boat. We meet at the dive shop at 8.30am, make sure we have all our gear ...

Return to Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Return to Kinabalu

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Saturday 9th October 2004 Was well prepared for the ferry back - and was wrapped up warm. Met "Danny Baldhead" at BSB's bus station, who is keen to show me the latest Lonely Planet he is apparently featured in (as well as stamps he has produced with ...

Kota Kinabalu: market down as a nice town!, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Kota Kinabalu: market down as a nice town!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... a bad way and had the most disgusting after taste - basically it was harder to finish than the mountain itself! Our final night in Kota Kinabula also saw us meet up with Kate and Darren for the last time :( we had some farewell drinks and said our last ...

Off to Borneo for new adventures, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Brunei travel blog

Off to Borneo for new adventures

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... for them I realized they cost 7 quid!! We eventually boarded the plane and head off into blue sky for the 2 hour flight to Kota Kinabalu, Borneo. Coming in to land was beautiful as we flew down the coast and at one point I thought we were going ...

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 1, Mount Kinabalu base camp, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 1

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Today we left the city of Kota Kinabalu and travelled to the mountain base camp. Towards the end of the journey the road just kept going up and up and I was starting to wonder if the driver was going to simply take us all the way to the summit. ...

Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) - Day 159, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) - Day 159

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... national park early tomorrow morning to start the climb of the biggest mountain in south-east Asia. Didn't really do a lot around Kota Kinabalu today. Had a walk on the waterfront, packed my bag for the mountain, bought some food (The food on the ...

Take Me Higher..., Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Take Me Higher...

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Tuesday 28th September 2004 6.30am my alarm was set for, to catch my 9.50 flight from KL international airport, 45 miles away. I awoke to the alarm, well, an alarm - somebody else's alarm to be precise, in another room, at 8.00am - I now have 65 ...

Not so WILD Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Not so WILD Borneo

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... to have realized this by now, but this continues to amaze me.  Since I've had a couple days to take in the city of Kota Kinabalu, I've been wandering around a lot.  Today, my wild and crazy Borneo adventure landed me in a mall.  There are ...

Island hopping around KK, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Island hopping around KK

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights Night Market. Kota Kinabalu is the main port for Sabah (north Malaysian Borneo) and so a great place to experience some freshly caught seafood. We took a stroll through the market and picked our stall where we wanted to eat. The guy recommended ...

Sapi Island, Kota Kinabulu, Malaysia travel blog

Sapi Island

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... big TV, nice comfortable cane chairs, friendly people, and great service. A real score, clearly the best hostel I've stayed in Malaysia so far! Today, I got a local boat to Sapi Island. This island, about 20 minutes off the coast, provides two stunning ...

Into Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Into Borneo

A travel blog entry by irax

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... know what to do next. It was at this point that the stewardess woke me up and asked me to prepare for landing. In reality Kota Kinabalu is a modern town that could be anywhere in the world. The Colonial and The Clown have already been busy in the town ...

Happy New Year  from Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Happy New Year from Borneo

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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... so over-the-top. I would guess that it's probably just as big, if not bigger, than Christmas in America. While walking around Kota Kinabalu on the back streets we came across a very exciting "Dragon Dance" that half the town seemed to be attending. We ...

You dont know what your missing, Kota Kinabalu, Brunei travel blog

You dont know what your missing

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... is a tad confusing though when the map and guide books refer to it as Brunei which is only tiny while Borneo is split into two parts; Malaysia and Indonesia. You can base your self here in KK and travel in all directions there's so much to do you get an ...

Back to Island Life, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Back to Island Life

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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After a couple of great but sweaty days in Singapore it was time to hit the beach. We set off to an island off KK for a spot of snorkelling.  G and I left the details to the girls so when we realised we had left the snorkels back at the hostel it ...

Day stopover on way to Malaysian Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Day stopover on way to Malaysian Borneo

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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Spent day in Kota Kinabalu, nothing to report, just waiting for plane to Sandakan.  Smelly ...

Movie Or Monkey, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Movie Or Monkey

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... were overweight so as not to spoil her photos and here we were stumbling into a wedding album in Sabah). The town of Kota Kinabalu (the cool people call it KK) is undergoing a frenzied construction boom which has resulted in brand new resort and golf ...

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