Travel Blogs from Semporna, Malaysia

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Pulau Bum - Bum, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Bum - Bum

A travel blog entry by ombin

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Selamat datang ke ...

Diving novices become certified and addicted, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Diving novices become certified and addicted

A travel blog entry by amyandhannah

We arrived in Semporna with legs still aching from the mountain and decided to spend the first few days relaxing. We quickly realised that there wasn't much else to do but dive and so we spent the days hopping from cafe to restaurant never really spending ...

Semporna, Sipadan, Sea Gypsies & learning to dive, Semporna, (Sabah, Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Sipadan, Sea Gypsies & learning to dive

A travel blog entry by suetilley

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... my research and we had already bought flights from Sandakan back to KK, then a connection to Tawau (the closest airport to Semporna).  The flight a pleasant 45 minute hop over the middle of Sabah.  Despute it being so short, the smiling AirAsia ...

Snorkeling Semporna archipelago, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Snorkeling Semporna archipelago

A travel blog entry by insomniatravels

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... watching Chinese ghost movies on the bus with breaks to change a wheel and/or cool down the aircon with a garden hose, I arrived in Semporna, a dirty and ugly town on the east coast of Borneo. There I booked an expensive four day stay on Pulau Mabul. The ...

Mabul Island, Semporna- mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Mabul Island

A travel blog entry by belindasblog

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... here that went something like: Arrive at airport......No one turns up to collects us.... find our way by taxi to Semporna (translated from local dialect to mean "Throw all your rubbish in the river".......taxi driver takes us to wrong dive ...

Jan 31, 2014, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Jan 31, 2014

A travel blog entry by trivia

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I saw a hammerhead!!, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

I saw a hammerhead!!

A travel blog entry by monkey_moore

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... very glad I checked with them or I'd have missed my flight. The transfer takes a lot longer that usual as it's election day in Malaysia and there are long queues along the road as people go to the voting stations. We arrive with only a few minutes left ...

Sandakan & Semporna ..., Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sandakan & Semporna ...

A travel blog entry by sammiehawley

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... 4 people whilst in the wild - tasty! After we has finished up in Sandakan we travelled on another 6 hour bus journey to Semporna. When we got there, it was me that had screwed up the hotel booking this time .... I had in fact booked somewhere where ...

Semporna, duiken!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, duiken!

A travel blog entry by pekingeend

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Semporna is the place to be om te leren duiken. Op 3 dagen tijd heb ik m'n PADI brevet gehaald, daarmee mag ik 18m diep duiken. ...

At Kapalai Island, Kapalai, Malaysia travel blog

At Kapalai Island

A travel blog entry by paulandliz

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Arrived yesterday at Kapalai Island ... nothing to do but watch the sea, watch the sky and dive ..... bliss!!!  Huts on stilts in the middle of the Celebes Sea 45 mins from the mainland by speedboat. Two dives today very nice. ...

Borneo to be wild!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo to be wild!

A travel blog entry by paulgood

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In Berastagi I hiked Gunung Sibayak which was supposedly the easier of the two volcano climbs in the area. It was though still very hot and sweaty so the soak in the thermal springs down the other side were well deserved. Next up was picturesque Lake ...

Sipidan, Sipidan, Malaysia travel blog

Sipidan

A travel blog entry by trpfeifer

Sipidan ...

Underwater Borneo, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Underwater Borneo

A travel blog entry by llcooldays

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... it was scorching hot.  She still got a lot of uncomfortable attention from men.  To be fair, we didn’t come to Semporna for the town itself.  We had to pass through Semporna to get to what was just off the coast.  The eastern ...

Honeymoon in Borneo, Sipidan, Malaysia travel blog

Honeymoon in Borneo

A travel blog entry by notyal

Diving in ...

Back to Diving Paradise, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Back to Diving Paradise

A travel blog entry by setheler

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01.03.2014 Phnom Penh – KL – Tawau – Semporna Natürlich nicht genügend Schlaf abgefasst, wenn man 5am aufstehen muss aber naja. Zumindest gab es um diese Zeit schon ein vernünftiges Frühstück. Mich noch von Rob und seiner Frau (den ...

First dive, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

First dive

A travel blog entry by krukon

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Today we did the first dive at Sibuan Island, about 45min from Semporna by boat... the place, was amazing. It is a tiny islands, with few local, also known as sunburn island. We had to swim first 200m, then 10min floating and then did some exercises with ...

Feb 01, 2014, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Feb 01, 2014

A travel blog entry by trivia

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Underwater walls of coral, sharks & turtles galore, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Underwater walls of coral, sharks & turtles galore

A travel blog entry by adamz

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... last of my three Mabul dives to do. This dive was scheduled for a 9am start though we were once again waiting for a boat from Semporna As a result wasnt sure if we were going to be heading out later or not. Initially we waited a while since the boat was ...

Jan 30, 2014, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Jan 30, 2014

A travel blog entry by trivia

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Snorkling nästa, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Snorkling nästa

A travel blog entry by dinaglamour

I morgon ska jag dra till en ö utan för Semporna som heter Mabul . Där ska jag snorka en hel dag, ska också sova där. Reste hit tillsammans med Ned och Aaron, de två från Mount Kinabalu. De skulle hit och frågade om jag ville hänga på. Lät ...

A loo with a view, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

A loo with a view

A travel blog entry by valetroy

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... the deck and watch the world sail by with a sundowner or 3. It’ll be another bottle of Chateau du Pond tonight. Semporna stinks, literally.  I've never been anywhere (even in India) that had so much noxious rubbish in the streets, but our ...

From Sepilok to Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

From Sepilok to Semporna

A travel blog entry by isaventure

... dans le film qui était projeté dans le bus avec le volume à fond. Dur retour à la réalité. Semporna est une petite ville qui ne m'a pas fait grande impression. Cela parait sale et pauvre. La plupart des gens ne parlent pas ...

Dive in Sipadan - Sharks, Barracudas and Turtles, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Dive in Sipadan - Sharks, Barracudas and Turtles

A travel blog entry by krukon

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... from Africa to Asia... Eva did Belgium->Transiberian-> Mongolia -> China ->Nepal ->India and then  Indonesia and Malaysia. After a drink me and Gabo, we went to sleep, alarm clock at 5 AM to catch a couple of ...

Duiken op Sipadan Island, Sipadan Island, Malaysia travel blog

Duiken op Sipadan Island

A travel blog entry by antoinette-reis

De kerstdagen duikend doorbrengen was heel dubbel; enerzijds helemaal geweldig, maar anderzijds toch wel heel raar. Eigenlijk heb ik er weinig van gemerkt dat het kerst was; je bent de hele dag alleen maar bezig met het plannen van je duiken, kletsen met ...

Dive. Dive. Dive., Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Dive. Dive. Dive.

A travel blog entry by tiffannying

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... diver is in love. Sipadan was just unreal. No words can ever capture what I saw. http://www.scubatravel.co.uk/malaysia/malaydive.html http://aquaviews.net/scuba-dive-destinations/worlds-amazing-dive-sites-barracuda-point-sipadan/ All my dive guides have ...

to semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

to semporna

A travel blog entry by bethj

... bad habit of getting up at 11 or 12 if we have nothing specific planned. All we knes was that we wanted to get down to Semporna to go diving at Sipidan are surrounding islands. We decided to take a night bus, usually there are pretty good, just cold. It ...

Open water PADI course starts..., Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Open water PADI course starts...

A travel blog entry by krukon

... about  attacks, just be relaxed... let'see. I am always scared by big fishes  and open sea. A pain in the neck in Semporna is that if you want to do a single dive  in the allegedly amazing Sipadan, you need to buy multi-day packages,  ...

Sipadan diving island hammock bliss, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan diving island hammock bliss

A travel blog entry by kimetharabbit

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... ;It was amazing being back under the water again...all in anticipation of our following day at Sipadan. Amazingly, Sipadan is Malaysia's only volcanic island; formed over thousands of years as living corals grew on top of an extinct volcano. It's now ...

The long and short of it, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

The long and short of it

A travel blog entry by savageharmony

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... living on the boat. After lunch went over to the beach and laid out, swam and snorkeled. Greg caught the boat back to Semporna and we headed back to the short long house. Kevin's drinking caught up with him along with his sunburn. After giving him lotion ...

Mabul Island Anniversary, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Mabul Island Anniversary

A travel blog entry by pdwhite

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... that we learn that there really had been a kidnapping the morning before of 2 seaweed farmers on an island just off of Semporna.  The kidnappings were played down and not likely related to the ones from 2000.  The government released a statement ...

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