Travel Blogs from Semporna, Malaysia

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SIPADAN!, Sipadan Island, Malaysia travel blog


A travel blog entry by nluz00


... in the world year after year, it's clear that this island has something special going for it. After the hour-long boat ride from Semporna to the diving Mecca that is Sipadan, we had to jump on to the island and register for our permits. After that, we ...

Let's learn to dive, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Let's learn to dive

A travel blog entry by selina_and_mo


    "The nondescript bay town of Semporna isn’t going to capture many hearts on its own" - Lonely Planet...         It was fairly easy for us to leave the jungle at Kinabatangan as we are planning to head back to the ...

PADI qualified!, Sibuan, Malaysia travel blog

PADI qualified!

A travel blog entry by selina_and_mo


... living there without power, water or anything else you might think as the basics. They are not considered citizens of Malaysia and are left alone by the government (including government provided services.) If you are born here then you are destined to ...

夜潛 Night Dive, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

夜潛 Night Dive

A travel blog entry by yan.yan


在金馬倫高原遇見的伯伯告訴我們一定要在Mabul夜潛一次. 他還建議了潛點, ...

Kapalai & Mabul, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Kapalai & Mabul

A travel blog entry by gkkb


... kids are stateless. The Scuba Junkie resort people remove some of the Bajau people's garbage off the island to a landfill in Semporna and also organise reef and beach cleans. Another scuba diver running one of the diver resorts has organised the School ...

Påskestemning :), Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Påskestemning :)

A travel blog entry by heidiprytz


Jeg sovner og våkner av plasking i vannet rundt og under meg. Jeg går inn på badet og titter ned i sjøen nedenfor (og ja, man kan ligge i badekaret og se ned i havet). Det er fortsatt mørkt ute, men da jeg skrur på utelyset ...

Turtles, sharks and barracudas, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Turtles, sharks and barracudas

A travel blog entry by gabo_kuroki


Yesterday it was our last day of open water course with the final certificate that allow us to get down to 18 meters. We had 2 nice dives at Mabul island, but nothing in compared with today. This morning we got up at 6AM: never do that to go in the ...

Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog


A travel blog entry by katielou83


Sunday 27th After a pleasent drive from Danum valley to Lahu Datu i had to wait for the local minibus to Semporna to fill.  During my wait near a small market I was hassled numerous time by 2 men seeing exactly the same sunglasses and seemed put out ...

First day diving by myself, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

First day diving by myself

A travel blog entry by burkeandcindy


Today Burke went to Sipadan, where seaventures gave him an extra permit, and I stayed back and dove around Mabul island and kapalei island. I got pretty mad that they would separate us on my first day after my course but they didn't seem to care and they ...

Enter the dive experience, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Enter the dive experience

A travel blog entry by killian


 Having spent about 18 hours to get here, arrival in Semporna was a bit of an anticlimax: I had heard the city was dirty, but it even beat my expectations! Be warned, avid traveler: go straight for the islands, unless you crave the choice of eateries ...

Just keep swimming, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Just keep swimming

A travel blog entry by danandkate


... didn't sem to have any broken bones although we couldn't begin to work out where it'd come from. We get on a bus to Semporna, the nearest mainland town to Sipidan. Unfortunately for us, Hari Raya (A Malay Festival) is upon us and there are no permits ...

From the red zone to crystal clear water, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

From the red zone to crystal clear water

A travel blog entry by hauteroute2012

... . The story of the matter in question is an old one. Back in the mid 1900 this part of Sabah was given to Malaysia, although, a Filipino minority had also raised interest in it. Ever since there are occasional upswells of this former conflict. For the ...

Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog


A travel blog entry by jais


... päivästä tulisi lepopäivä. Ainoa homma olisi hankkia snorkkelointimatka Mabul saarelle ja odotella pyykiä pesulasta. Semporna kuuluu ehdottomasti top10 listalle jonne en haluaisi tulla uudestaan, on senverran kurja paikka. Toisaalta nämä kurjat ...

Pulau Bum - Bum, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Bum - Bum

A travel blog entry by ombin


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 ...

beach town!!!!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

beach town!!!!

A travel blog entry by alister.bland


Moved from the river to the beach town of Semporna. This time I wasn't so lucky with catching buses on the side of the road.  The river people dropped me at 9.15 on the road to Semporna and said a bus would come along in 20 minutes or so.  ...

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


... 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


... 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


... 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" driver takes us to wrong dive ...

Jan 31, 2014, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Jan 31, 2014

A travel blog entry by trivia


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

I saw a hammerhead!!

A travel blog entry by monkey_moore


... 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


... 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


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


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


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


A travel blog entry by trpfeifer

Sipidan ...

Underwater Borneo, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Underwater Borneo

A travel blog entry by llcooldays


... 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


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


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 ...

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