Travel Blogs from Semporna, Malaysia

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Droemmedyk med mareridt paa overfladen, Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

Droemmedyk med mareridt paa overfladen

A travel blog entry by elinatroels

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... af menneskelig tilstedevaerelse.  Pulau Sipadans popularitet skabte for ti aar siden en del problemer, da baade Indonesien, Filippinerne og Malaysia paastod at vaere den retmaessige ejer af vidunderet. Det resulterede i aar 2000 i et gidseldrama, da ...

Tauchen in Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Tauchen in Semporna

A travel blog entry by janinger

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Nach unserem schönen Ausflug nach Brunei haben wir uns in einem 30 Stunden Boot-, Bus- und Warte-Trip nach Semporna begeben. Den darauf folgenden Mittagsschlaf hatten wir uns verdient! Semporna selbst hat nicht besonders viel zu bieten. Es ist nicht ...

Super Snorkelling, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Super Snorkelling

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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... of diving schools and, quite honestly, the diving in this area must be fantastic, because the snorkelling was also fantastic. Semporna itself is a couple of streets, lots of guesthouses, a few really good hotels, restaurants, cafes, one chemist shop, and ...

New Job ?!?!?, Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

New Job ?!?!?

A travel blog entry by marlene1

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Gateway To Paradise, Semporna,  Malaysia travel blog

Gateway To Paradise

A travel blog entry by stortney

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... in life; it's a base for daily dive excursions which take you to the dozens of small islands that make up the Semporna Archipelago. We had a little wander around this very small town and the people seem some of the friendliest we have encountered. There ...

Shadyville, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Shadyville

A travel blog entry by ninedeuce

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... One spot said "punk not dead" and another had been tagged by the "kampung rocker's" (kampung means village). Once I got to Semporna, I decided to take back all that stuff I said about the Malaysian government having their shit together. It is just as ...

I am confused!!!!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

I am confused!!!!

A travel blog entry by s.lukaszewicz

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And I found myself sitting there all depressed...more like shocked, even tho I knew this moment is coming. Checking my bank account was that ''slap on my face'' I was dragging for so long now. 2 months left, if I am good with the money...ticket back ...

Underwater Borneo, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Underwater Borneo

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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Today we took an hour boat ride away from the east coast of Borneo to the surrounding reefs of two tiny islands called Mabul and Kapali. AND....We rented an underwater camera!!  It was AMAZING to see all the biodiversity under the water.  ...

Up against the wall, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Up against the wall

A travel blog entry by lisamcsherry

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... And there's very few better underwater wildlife spots in the world then the very very small island of Sipadan, about 2 hours from Semporna. Getting there proved a little worrying. We, along with our Uncle Tan friends Anwar, Kate and John, took a local ...

Diving Mabul & Kapalai, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Diving Mabul & Kapalai

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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It was so nice not having to wake up at 530am in the morning for the dives today. Am I on a holiday or what?! We'd only dive in Mabul and Kapalai today so the first one started at 830am and only 5 minutes boat ride away from the rig. I love being this ...

Pulau Sipadan-third best dive in the world!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Sipadan-third best dive in the world!

A travel blog entry by roopa_anish

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... the food markets. Bloody tourists. Hypocritically nonetheless this town is famous for a tourist attraction, it is the gateway to the Semporna Archipelago, namely Sipadan Island. The island is on a piece of land that juts down to an incredible depth, thus ...

Kinabatangan River, Kinabatangan, Malaysia travel blog

Kinabatangan River

A travel blog entry by damiansinead

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On Wednesday afternoon we got the local bus from Sandakan to Uncle Tan Jungle Camp's op. base in Gum Gum. From there, having been fed and found we were driven to the jetty and reached the camp itself on Kinabatangan River after a one and a half hr boat ...

Diving at Mabul, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Diving at Mabul

A travel blog entry by joandellen

19th- 21st We decided we really should do some diving in Borneo as the islands off Semporna are meant to be some of the best places to dive in the world! The island Sipidan is the best known with loads of marine life inc sharks and turtles. We ...

To The Sea, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

To The Sea

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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In the morning, I just couldn't wait to get to the dive rig. I made sure I bought enough anti-emetics (sea sick pills) to last me for the whole trip! Before I knew it, I was up on the elevator going up the dive rig. Greeted with orange juice and bright ...

Our First Scuba Dive, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Our First Scuba Dive

A travel blog entry by kateandlindsay

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Back at Uncle Tan's after our river adventure we checked the weather and made a few calls eventually deciding that a trip to Semporna to check out the world famous diving scene there would be our best option, deciding against climbing the 4095 meter high ...

Another World Class Diving!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Another World Class Diving!

A travel blog entry by oshioshi

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After yet another loooong 6-hr bus ride to Semporna, I finally reached my final travel destination in Malaysia. Diving in Sipadan was highly anticipated, as it is rated #3 diving destination in the world. And the verdict = it absolutely lived up to the ...

Island paradise and diving of dreams in Mabul, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Island paradise and diving of dreams in Mabul

A travel blog entry by lauracollett88

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After speaking to a Malaysian couple in Laos about going to Mabul island I was really hoping it was everything they made it out to be and it wouldn't be a mistake on my part for dragging my friend Kat there. Low and behold it was everything they said and ...

Part 2, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Part 2

A travel blog entry by borneoadventure

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Just survived a week in the jungle of Borneo. We stayed on the Kinabatangan River for a river safari. After a 3 hour 4WD trip through mud we embarked on our river journey, however Trish really had to go to the toilet. The toilet available was a ...

Diving, Pulau Mataking, Malaysia travel blog

Diving

A travel blog entry by helenpretious

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05/10 - We stay the night at Tawau and get up at 6 am to be transferred to Mataking island, the trip takes us about 3 hours in total including the boat. We are in dispute over our return journey as the agency insist that they dont have a free transfer ...

Did we know this was so famous?, Sipidan, Malaysia travel blog

Did we know this was so famous?

A travel blog entry by jnkc

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... plans so that we could dive!!! So, instead of hiking in the national park (like we were supposed to), we took a flight to Borneo Malaysia and dove at the world famous dive site in Sipidan. A reef wall that goes to 600m (we only went to 30m). With crazy ...

NIEUW fotos van het resort, Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

NIEUW fotos van het resort

A travel blog entry by arjanvanderbijl

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6 dagen lang minimaal 3 keer per dag duiken bij ons resort en bij Sipadan! we hebben er nu onze eigen gemaakte foto's bijgezet! groetjes karen en ...

Trouble in Paradise?, sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

Trouble in Paradise?

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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A very bad day in Sipadan was still better than a day at work! It was 6am and we were already off to Sipadan and it was raining. We were wet and cold and halfway there, the island was gone from our sight. What a start. I was thinking, oh no this is the ...

Getting ready for some diving., Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Getting ready for some diving.

A travel blog entry by christianbjork

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... are some jeeps going out by Semporna, for 35 ringits, which is a bit more in the long run that just a bus straight to Semporna, but whatever. I took the 4 hour ride or so, and was dropped off at the junction to Semporna, where the bus continued on to ...

A Bornean adventure into Paradise, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

A Bornean adventure into Paradise

A travel blog entry by thebiga

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... through funding a course, please let me know and i'd be happy to share my bank details!!! After taking the boat back to Semporna and finding some accomodation I went back to "Scuba Junkies" who were in party mode as one of the dive instructors was ...

Hike to Purut Waterfall, Danum Valley, Malaysia travel blog

Hike to Purut Waterfall

A travel blog entry by kaybe

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Nur einige Bemerkungen zu den Fotos: Vergangene Woche kamen die Malua guys nach Danum Valley um Früchte verschiedener Bäume zu sammeln. Dafür schiessen sie mit einer Schleuder ein Gewicht verbunden mit einer Schnur über einen Ast. Mit Hilfe der ...

Best dives yet, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Best dives yet

A travel blog entry by christianbjork

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So yeah.. best diving eeeever!  Soooo sooo good. I figured I was going to have a good dive, when, not having even descended into the water, I could see a turtle floating just under me in the water... and then a shark!  That was pretty much a ...

Great dives near Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Great dives near Sipadan

A travel blog entry by christianbjork

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So yeah, I had three dives today, and they were great! The visibility wasn't the best I've had (Koh Tao was better) but I saw my first (blue spotted) stingray on my 2nd dive and my first turtle on my 3rd dive (yay), among countless other cool stuff... ...

Fish are our Friends, Not Food!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Fish are our Friends, Not Food!

A travel blog entry by kirstyandmike

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We think "Finding Nemo" was shot in the wrong location! Semporna, or more accurately, its surrounding islands can only be described by Crush, with "You so totally ROCK!!!"   Semporna itself is a bit of a dive (the three roads we visited anyway) ...

Beginning, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Beginning

A travel blog entry by borneoadventure

After staying in Kualar Lumpur for the night, and missing the free bus to the airport, and having to pay for a minivan (lucky there are 4 of us) we finally arrived in Kota Kinabalu. Jenny experienced her first squat toilet and was not alarmed (it was at ...

Semporna - Cowboy Town, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna - Cowboy Town

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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10pm - Arrived in Semporna. Very tired. Checked in straight away for the night stopover and couldn't wait to get to the rig for diving! Went looking for food straight away and luckily found a small restaurant not far from the inn. For a gateway to one of ...

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